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Pelagornithidae - toothless or false toothed bird

Odontopteryx Gigas Bird Jaw 315mm

£3,492.00 GBP

A rare and scientifically important Odontopteryx false toothed bird jaw/beak and cranium measuring 315mm displaying authentic false teeth elements with the appearance of teeth within the beak/jaws - these anatomical features termed Volkmann’s canals [small channels within the bone that transmit blood vessels] are atomic cortical bone structures appearing along the outer edge of the bird's jaw/beak, more adapted to grasping fish in mid-flight. Exhibiting excellent preservation encapsulated within the authentic bedrock. This is an extremely rare discover to find the cranium and beak elements in an association.

Narrowly missing early man known as Homo habilis some 2,600,000 years ago, the Odontopteryx appeared from the Palaeocene to Pliocene era, a reign of 50,000,000 [million] years.

SPEC
Genus: Pelagornithidae, Odontopteryx gigas, toothless bird.

Age: Mesozoic, Palaeocene, 66,000,000 to 48,000,000 years.
Origin: Khouribga, Oued Zem, Morocco, North Africa.

OVERALL - L: 31.5 CM
SKULL - L: 27.1 CM

Weight: 1.585 KG

Odontopteryx flying reptile scale to man

ODONTOPTERYX FLYING REPTILE. 4M / 13.1FT
HOMO SAPIEN. 1.8M / 6FT

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