1.6" Mosasaur Prognathodon Fossil Tooth In Matrix Cretaceous Dinosaur Era COA
Location: Oued Zem, Morocco
Weight: 5.5 Ounces
Dimensions: 3 Inches Long, 2.6 Inches Wide, 1.4 Inches Thick (Matrix)
Tooth: 1.6 Inches Long, 0.9 Inches Wide
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This is a genuine fossil.
100 - 66 Million Years old, Upper Cretaceous, Maastrichtian Epoch.
Size: 6 to 14 meters in length
Prognathodon is a type of extinct marine lizard from the mosasaur family that existed during the Cretaceous period, approximately 100 to 66 million years ago. Known for its robust and heavy jaw, Prognathodon was a skilled predator with powerful jaw muscles and specialized in consuming hard-shelled prey like ammonites, turtles, and shellfish. Their teeth were specifically designed for crushing and shearing the flesh of their prey, with visible serrations upon inspection. One unique feature of Prognathodon is its sclerotic rings, found in all species of the genus, which helped maintain the shape of its cornea and supported its scelra. Unlike other mosasaurs, Prognathodon has a smaller number of teeth, making it distinct among its kind.
Please be aware of the nature of fossils:
Being buried under the ground for millions of years under tons of pressure tends to be rough. No fossil comes out of the ground whole and perfect. Most fossils have undergone some restoration, while others are altered by man simply to enhance their presentation in different ways. The workers in Morocco do a very professional job, of unearthing and preserving these natural treasures, however, commonly natural cracks are visible on the surface. These are part of the natural beauty of the fossil and are not considered defects.