Pterosaur Reptile Fossil Tooth 28mm

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Pterosaur Flying Reptile Fossil Tooth

SKU:TFS0962

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The tooth has preserved in all its original form with no restoration and finding Pterosaur teeth in the condition is extremely uncommon.

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Genus: Coloborhynchus moroccensis.
Age: Upper Cretaceous, Cenomanian stage, approximately 96,000,000 years.
Origin: Taouz, Kem Kem Basin, South Morocco.
Formation: Aoufous Formation, Kem Kem Basin, Red Sandstone Beds

Pterosaur tooth measurement: xx mm
Weight: Less than a gram

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The tooth has preserved in all its original form with no restoration and finding Pterosaur teeth in the condition is extremely uncommon. Displaying vivid colours throughout the tooth originating from small paleo-channels composed of thin intermediate and upper layers at stratigraphic levels where the red sandstone beds from the Aoufous formation in the Kem Kem Basin.

 

The Pterosaurs discovered in the upper cretaceous only two different pterosaur taxons have been described by Mader & Kellner in 1999 (A new anhanguerid pterosaur from the Cretaceous of Morocco. Boletim do Museu Nacional - Geologia 45:1-11) described the Coloborhynchus moroccensis species, belonging to the Anhangueridae family from middle cretaceous between the albian and cenomanian stages approximately 105,000,000 years. Remains have been discovered in Morocco whilst other alternative combinations in the nomenclature of this taxon is the Siroccopteryx moroccensis.

 

 

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Additional Information

SKU TFS0962
Age Cretaceous
Origin Morocco
Colour No

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