This is a fantastic LARGE Fossil Mosaurus tooth in matrix
I have been selling small teeth for some years but this is the first stock of LARGE teeth and these really are monsters
Look amazing in the hand and super quality
I only have a handful of these teeth so buy now as I doubt I will be offered any more
The tooth you will receive will be the exact tooth pictured
Its 5cm long from the tip to the base of the root
with stunning rich, shiny brown enamel.
it sits in a matrix measuring 9cm
I cant be TOTALLY sure but I am pretty confident that the matrix is the original one it was found in
Moroccan fossils ARE often placed into a composite or fake matrix, but due to the placement of the tooth it looks to me like it is original and NOT placed
This fossil set comes bagged and labelled and is complete with an Mosasaur certificate of authenticity - and is ready to give as a gift! - or why not just keep it yourself !!
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