2.1" Fossil Mosasaur (Clidastes) Caudal Vertebra Centrum - Texas

This is a 2.1" tall caudal vertebra centrum from a mosasaur (Clidastes sp.), collected from the Upper Cretaceous-aged Pecan Gap Chalk in Texas.

Clidastes is an extinct aquatic lizard belonging to the mosasaur family. Clidastes was one of the smaller types of mosasaurs. Although some species were larger, the average length of this genus is only a few meters, or about 10 feet in length. This mosasaur was also slimmer than the others with a narrower ribcage, giving it a more sleek or eel-like look. It was probably very agile and able to chase down smaller prey.

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DETAILS
SPECIES
Clidastes sp.
LOCATION
North Sulphur River, Texas
FORMATION
Pecan Gap Chalk
SIZE
2.1 x 1.8"
ITEM
#284470
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