Mosasaur Teeth in Matrix
A set of beautifully preserved Mosasaur Teeth set in a man made Matrix, these fossils are from the Early Cretaceous Period. These are small, authentic fossil Mosasaur teeth from the Late Cretaceous (~70 Million Years) phosphate deposits near Khourigba, Morocco. Small Mosasaur teeth are quite common in these deposits and are collected by locals as a byproduct of the massive phosphate mining operations in the area. These teeth are in rock like they would have been found in which makes a great presentation piece.
Mosasaurs were carnivorous marine reptiles. They grew to over 35 feet and were powerful swimmers. With their large size and long, razored jaws, they were able to swallow huge prey and ruled the seas 90 million years ago. They ruled during the last 20-25 million years of the Cretaceous period. With the extinction of the ichthyosaurs and decline of plesiosaurs, mosasaurs diversified to become prolific, apex predators in nearly every habitat of the oceanic world.
This wonderful specimen and makes a captivating ornament for your home and a brilliant gift for anyone fascinated by natural history, young or old.
- One of a kind piece
- Made in Morocco
- Matrix rock measures 6.5" x 5" x 2.5"
- Weighs 1.216 kg