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10.1 Basilosaurus Fossil Jaw Teeth 40-34 Mil Yrs Old Eocene COA


Location: Dakhla Western Sahara, South Morocco

Weight: 14.6 Ounces

Dimensions: 10.1 Inches Long, 3.4 Inches Wide, 1.4 Inches Thick (Jaw)

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Name: Basilosaurus (King Lizard).

Diet: Piscivore/Carnivore.

Size: Estimated between‭ ‬50 Feet to 70 feet

Known locations: North Africa,‭ ‬North Africa

Time period: Late Eocene Period 40 to 34 million Year Ago

Basilosaurus is a prehistoric archaeocete that lived approximately 40 million to 34 million years ago during the Late Eocene Period. It was first discovered during the 19th century in the United States and was originally thought to have been some kind of prehistoric reptile. Which is why it was given the name Basilosaurus in 1834 – a name which means “king lizard.”

Looking at the Basilosaurus picture, you can tell that this archaeocete was pretty big.  In fact, it was approximately 70 feet long and weighed around 15 tons. That means that it was longer than a semi-trailer and was approximately as heavy as a modern cruise ship’s anchor.

This archaeocete was a carnivore, as evidenced by its teeth and jaws. Scientists have studied this archaeocete’s jaws and teeth and have discovered that it probably had an enormous bite-force. They found that this archaeocete could bite down with a force of about 2,300 pounds.

Why did this archaeocete have such an enormous bite-force? Well, it had one so that it could hunt down and kill its favorite prey. Paleontologists believe it probably feasted on large fish and probably anything else it could have gotten hold of.


 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.

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