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Mosasaur Pterygoid w/ Tooth & Custom Display (gigantic marine lizard)
Mosasaur Pterygoid w/ Tooth & Custom Display (gigantic marine lizard)
Mosasaur Pterygoid w/ Tooth & Custom Display (gigantic marine lizard)
Mosasaur Pterygoid w/ Tooth & Custom Display (gigantic marine lizard)
Mosasaur Pterygoid w/ Tooth & Custom Display (gigantic marine lizard)
Mosasaur Pterygoid w/ Tooth & Custom Display (gigantic marine lizard)
Mosasaur Pterygoid w/ Tooth & Custom Display (gigantic marine lizard)

Mosasaur Pterygoid w/ Tooth & Custom Display (gigantic marine lizard)

 -Fossil size: 3&1/4"L x 3"H x 1&1/2"thick 

-Fossil size on custom display: 5&3/4"L x 5&1/2"W x 3&1/2"H

-Species: Species undetermined

("Meuse Lizard" - named for the Meuse River of the Netherlands, of which the first known fossils of a mosasaur were found close to).
 
-Notes: A beautifully preserved pterygoid (roof of mouth) fossil with an excellent tooth. Mosasaurs, along with certain other squamates (like snakes) possessed teeth along the roofs of their mouths that helped capture their prey. A photo-still of Jurassic World's mosasaur depicts the pterygoid within the open mouth.
 
 -Age: Cretaceous Period, 100-66 million years ago
 
 -Location: Ozan Formation, Sulphur River, Texas, USA


Collections: Mosasaur Fossils

Type: Paleontology

Vendor: Product of USA


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