1.7" Tylosaurus Mosasaur Fossil Tooth In Matrix Cretaceous Dinosaur Era COA
Location: Oued Zem, Morocco
Weight: 7 Ounces
Dimensions: 3.1 Inches Long, 3.1 Inches Wide, 2.2 Inches Thick (Matrix)
Tooth Dimensions: 1.7 Inches Long, 1.1 Inches Wide, 0.7 Inches Thick
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85 - 66 Million Years old, Early Campanian, Maastrichtian Epoch.
Tylosaurus is a genus of large marine reptiles known as mosasaurs that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 85 to 65 million years ago. These creatures were apex predators and are considered to be among the largest mosasaurs ever discovered. While Tylosaurus fossils have been found in various parts of the world, including North America, Europe, and Australia, there is no evidence to suggest that Tylosaurus specifically inhabited Morocco.
Morocco, located in North Africa, has a rich fossil record that includes a diverse range of prehistoric marine life. However, the mosasaurs found in Morocco belong to different genera, such as Prognathodon and Mosasaurus, rather than Tylosaurus. These Moroccan mosasaurs share similar characteristics with their counterparts found in other regions but represent distinct species.
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.