5.8" Fossil Mosasaur (Tethysaurus) Jaw Section - Goulmima, Morocco

 
 
 
This is a beautiful 5.8" fossil jaw section of Tethysaurus nopcsai, a medium sized Mosasaur from Goulmima, Morocco. This is most of the dentary bone (lower jaw) from the left side of the jaw. The dentary is the part of the lower jaw from the tip of the jaw to behind the last tooth. The bone is very well preserved and cracks are the result of pressure during the process of fossilization.

There are several repaired cracks in the stone. This is done to stabilize the specimen.

Comes with a display stand.

Tethysaurus is an extinct genus of tethysaurine mosasauroid from the Early Turonian (Late Cretaceous) period. The only species is Tethysaurus nopcsai . .An average-sized mosasaur of 3 m (9.8 ft) length, Tethysaurus displays a number of basal and derived features that led to an initial classification as an intermediate stage between primitive aigialosaurids of the Cenomanian and derived mosasaurids from the Turonian to the Maastrichtian.[
DETAILS
SPECIES
Tethysaurus nopcsai
LOCATION
Goulmima, Morocco
SIZE
5.8", 7.0 x 2.9" Rock
ITEM
#107085
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