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Mosasaur Tooth

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Mosasaur tooth on matrix. Composite.
Composite refers to fossils that fossils that have some additional attention to bring them to market. In the case of these teeth, which are often found semi embedded or loose, the tooth may be cemented on to the bedrock to provide stability, the bedrock is also carved to a consistent shape and size.

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Description

Mosasurs were large marine reptiles and although a typical mosasaur tooth may look overly alarming they would have been fearsome predators. During the last 20 million years of the Cretaceous period, with the extinction of the ichthyosaurs and decline of plesiosaurs, mosasaurs became the dominant marine predators. There were many different species of Mosasaurs that ranged in size from less than a metre to possibly as much 18 metres. Mosasaurs had double-hinged jaws and flexible skulls (much like those of snakes), which enabled them to gulp down their prey almost whole. Their appearance was not dissimilar to a modern day monitor lizard.

Sizing information: Approx 4.5cm x 6 cm, tooth itself 2.5 cm.

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Additional information

Weight 0.15 kg
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 5 cm