Species: Mosasaur Tooth # 54
Age: Cretaceous ( 70 million years )
Size: 2″ ( tooth )
Size: 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4 ” ( matrix )
Price: $ 30.00
Note: The tooth,root and matrix are all real but have been put back into the rock we call this a re-mount .
Mosasaur: was a giant, meat-eating and are an extinct group of marine reptiles ( it is not a dinosaur) that lived during the late Cretaceous period. It was up to 33ft (10 m) long. Mosasaurs had four paddle-like limbs on a long, streamlined body and a long, powerful tail. The large head had huge jaws (up to 4.7 ft =1.45 m long) with many teeth. The jaws could open about 3 feet (1 m). The lower jaw is loosely hinged to the skull with a moveable joint on each side (behind the teeth). This loose joint let it swallow huge prey, like some snakes. They hunted fish, turtles, mollusks, and shellfish. Our Mosasaur fossils were found in the Phosphate mines of Khouribga, Morocco. They date back to about the Jurassic Age.Although they lived at the same time as many of the dinosaurs, and like the dinosaurs became extinct during the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction, Mosasaurs were not dinosaurs, but lepidosaurs (the same taxonomic group which includes lizards, snakes and sphenodonts such as the tuatara)
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