This is a gorgeous - boxed fossil Mosasaur tooth necklace
The necklace is made with a lovely fossil Mosasaur tooth
Found in Morocco and from the late Cretaceous - Roughly 66 Milion Years Ago
The tooth is strung on a base metal wire glued into the tooth and then strung on an 18 inch solid sterling silver curb chain
Boxed and labelled and would make a unique and FASCINATING gift!
The Mosasaur was a fearsome prehistoric beast, much like a crocodile They were one of the successes of the Cretaceous era and grew up to 17m in length and weighing up to 20 tonnes.
Much of their day would have been spent swimming slowly near the seabed looking for suitable prey to attack. Their diet consisted of slow moving animals like ammonites, birds and turtles but they would also tackle larger and swifter prey, such as sharks and plesiosaurs, when the opportunity arose.
As the mosasaurs were not fast swimmers they would have stalked their prey using natural cover provided by seaweed and rocks. Only when the prey was within striking range would the mosasaur propel itself forward. Being caught in a mosasaur’s jaws meant almost certain death. Although giant mosasaurs were the top predators in the sea, they were still vulnerable to attack. One mosasaur fossil bears the marks of a shark bite in its spine.
Cretaceous era - 65 million years ago Found - Morocco - North West Africa