Genuine Mosasaur Teeth in a Glass Display Box
Genuine Mosasaur Tooth in a glass display box. This specimen comes in a labeled display box with color image and a brief written description. These make amazing gifts as they come perfectly displayed and labeled.
Mosasaurs (from Latin Mosa meaning the 'Meuse river', and Greek σαύρος sauros meaning 'lizard') are large, extinct, marine reptiles. The first fossil remains were discovered in a limestone quarry at Maastricht on the Meuse in 1764. Mosasaurs probably evolved from semiaquatic squamates known as aigialosaurs, which were more similar in appearance to modern-day monitor lizards, in the Early Cretaceous. During the last 20 million years of the Cretaceous period (Turonian-Maastrichtian), with the extinction of the ichthyosaurs and decline of plesiosaurs, mosasaurs became the dominant marine predators.
Species: Prognathodon sp
Age: Late Cretaceous (~70 Million Years)
Location: Khourigba, Morocco
Description: Complete Tooth, Sharp and well defined
8 x 6.5 x .75 inches