From: Khouribga, Morocco
Weight: 0.4 Ounces
Dimensions: 0.9 Inches Long, 0.9 Inches Wide, 0.6 Inches Thick
Comes with free Acrylic Base. (Stand) & Mineral Tack
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.
Item pictured is the one you will receive.
This is a genuine Tooth fossil, not a replica.
Globidens Mosasaurs were the largest lizards that ever evolved and attained lengths of almost 60 feet with a skull 6 foot long! Although Globidens was not the only mosasaur to adapt to a diet of almost exclusively hard-shelled animals, it does display perhaps the most specialized teeth. The teeth and strong jaw of Globidens would have allowed it to tackle potentially tougher and more heavily armored prey than even the larger Prognathodon could handle.
These reptiles lived during the latter part of the Cretaceous period of the Mesozoic Era (from about 100 million years ago to about 65 million years ago) Mosasaurs were carnivores eating fish, sea urchins, turtles, and shellfish. They lived at the same time as many of the dinosaurs, and like the dinosaurs became extinct during the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction.
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, 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 not considered defects.