2.6" Prognathodon Mosasaur Tooth with Fish Vertebra in Matrix

$165.00

Description

 For sale is a wonderful Prognathodon anceps tooth fossil from the phosphate quarries of Ouled Abdoun Basin in OUed Zem, Morocco. This mosasaur tooth is preserved in its natural matrix, with no repairs or restorations. Unlike many mosasaur tooth fossils out there, the tooth has not been artificially placed in the matrix and is naturally associated with the fish or shark vertebra in the corner. The tooth itself is very well preserved and exceeds the average size for Prognathodon. The enamel is very smooth and has a shiny surface, free from most flaws with a rich, creamy brown hue. The tip has been naturally worn; this is know has 'feeding wear' and very common for teeth. Teeth like this one are hard to find, especially one this large. The matrix is fragile and needs to be handled with care.

Species: Prognathodon anceps

Length (entire specimen): 77.49mm (3.051”)

Width (entire specimen): 54.72mm (2.676”)

Length of Tooth: 67.96mm (2.251”)

Width of Tooth: 37.7mm (1.484”)

Weight of Specimen: 148.63grams (5.243 oz.)

Prognathodon is an extinct genus of Mosasaurid. It was a medium to large marine reptile that could grow up to 10 metres (33 ft.) with a massive skull. Their diet included shellfish, large fish and sea turtles and their remains have been found in the USA, Canada, Belgium, Israel, New Zealand, Morocco and The Netherlands.

Specifications

Location: Oued Zem, Morocco.

Geological Formation: Ouled Abdoun Basin (Phosphate beds)

Species: Prognathodon anceps

Geological era: Mesozoic

Period: Late Cretaceous

Stage: Maastrichtian

Age (MYA): 66 Million Years Ago

Length (entire specimen): 77.49mm (3.051”)

Width (entire specimen): 54.72mm (2.676”)

Length of Tooth: 67.96mm (2.251”)

Width of Tooth: 37.7mm (1.484”)

Weight of Specimen: 148.63grams (5.243 oz.)

Shipping

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If your item(s) arrives damaged, or you are not 100% satisfied with it, please contact us with the details and if the problem cannot be resolved we will issue you a full refund upon receiving the item back in the mail. Our refund will include the whole amount you paid as well as the cost of your postage. We strive to make our customers happy so please contact us if you have any trouble or questions.

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Standard postage takes 6+ business days to arrive, whereas Express is only 1-4 business days.

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UK & Europe $16 $30
New Zealand $10 $20
Australia Free $8

Our lifetime guarantees means you can buy from us with absolute confidence. If at any time you discover the condition of your fossil was not as described (e.g. has restoration or repairs not as described) we will issue you a full refund including postage.

If your item(s) arrives damaged, or you are not 100% satisfied with it, please contact us with the details and if the problem cannot be resolved we will issue you a full refund upon receiving the item back in the mail. Our refund will include the whole amount you paid as well as the cost of your postage. We strive to make our customers happy so please contact us if you have any trouble or questions.