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Mosasauridae - Aquatic Lizard

Mosasaurus Prognathodon Tooth 116mm

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A great example of a Mosasaurus prognathodon tooth 116mm, this Cretaceous period Mosasauroidea was featured in Jurassic World - the Mosasaurs were a group of perfectly developed marine reptiles and these predators adorned huge double-hinged jaws with an artillery of teeth. Armed with powerful flippers and streamlined bodies, it was thought Mosasaurs undulated their bodies side to side similar to snakes, however, recent research leads to theorising their bodies remained steady whilst their tail provided power through the ocean, similar to sharks and cetaceans today.

Aigialosaurs is a more ancient group of aquatic lizards. Mosasaurs breathed air, gave birth to live young and grew from around 3 feet; Dallasaurus turneri, the smallest Mosasaur to 50 feet in length; Mosasaurus hoffmannii, being the largest. The Mosasaurs reigned for around 20 million years before the mass extinction which ended the existence of the dinosaurs some 65,000,000 years ago at the K-T boundary event.

First discovered in an 18th-century limestone quarry near Maastricht on the river Meuse and was thought to be a dragon. The mayor of Maastricht had the remains presented on display within a glass case for all to marvel at the size of their amazing new discovery.

Genus: Prognathodon giganteus mosasaurus. (Mosasauridae family).
Age: Cretaceous, Turonian to Maastrichtian, 135,000,000 to 65,000,000 years.
Origin: Khouribga formation, Casablanca, Morocco, North Africa.

SPEC.
L: 11.6 CM
D: 3.7 CM
Weight: 0.157 KG

Mosasaur Prognathodon scale to man

MOSASAURUS PROGNATHODON. 10M / 32.8FT
HOMO SAPIEN. 1.8M / 6FT

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