Cretaceous Mosasaur Tooth

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Description

Cretaceous Mosasaur Tooth. These were not Dinosaurs, they were Marine Reptiles.

Size may vary slightly.

This Cretaceous Mosasaur Tooth comes is this handsome 3 x 4 inch 7/8 high glass topped collectors display case.

Mosasaurs were reptiles and not Dinosaurs as was previously believe. But the did live during dinosaur times but they lived in the ancient Seas. They were meat eaters and because of that fact they had teeth that were always being replaced. Because the teeth were replaced often the teeth are the most common find from a Mosasaur.

The Cretaceous Mosasaur Tooth came from a small reptile. They could grow to over 30 feet long and the teeth would get very large. This is a shed tooth, one that was broken during feeding but sometimes rooted teeth are found. A rooted tooth means the Mosasaur died and rotted away and the teeth fell out root and all.

The enamel is very strong and because it is so strong it does fossilize better than most bones. During the Cretaceous most of North Africa was either covered by water or was near the sea. Because it was a shallow sea teeth like this Cretaceous Mosasaur Tooth can be found.

Mosasaurs can be found in other parts of the world but they are most common in the deserts of Morocco.