5.2" Tall Fossil Plesiosaur Vertebra - Goulmima, Morocco

 
 
 
 
 
This is a well-preserved fossil Plesiosaur vertebra with some of the processes still intact. It was collected from the Upper Cretaceous (Early Turonian Stage) deposits North of Goulmima, Morocco. There are several species of Plesiosaurs known from this area including both short- and long-necked varieties.

The vertebra including the processes is 5.2" tall and 2.6" thick. The custom metal stand makes for a stunning display and will make a wonderful addition to any collection.

Plesiosaurs where long-necked marine reptiles with four flippers that appeared in the Triassic and died out along with the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period. They reached quite larges sizes, some species as long at 17 meters, and caught slow moving prey. Plesiosaurs breathed air, and bore live young; there are indications that they were warm-blooded.

FOR SALE
$225
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified
LOCATION
Goulmima, Morocco
SIZE
Vertebra 5.2" tall, 8.3" tall on metal stand
ITEM
#89799
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