3.8" Mosasaur (Tethysaurus) Jaw Section - Goulmima, Morocco

This is a 3.8 long fossil jaw section of Tethysaurus nopcsai, a medium sized Mosasaur from Goulmima, Morocco. The jaw section has seven original teeth still in place. There has been some repair and restoration work done to the surrounding rock to fill in gaps.

Comes with a display stand.

Tethysaurus is a small to medium Mosasaur that lived during the Early Turonian stage of the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 93 million years ago. It grew up to around 10 feet in length and seems to be a transitional species between some of the more primitive mosasaurs and later mosasaur groups. It's fossils are found near the villages of Asfla and Tadirhourst in the Goulmima region of Morocco.

Tethysaurus was named after Tethys,‭ ‬the ancient Greek goddess of the sea. The ancient Tethys Ocean which once separated Laurasia‭ (‬the northern continents‭) ‬from Gondwana‭ (‬the southern continents‭) is also name from this Greek goddess.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Tethysaurus nopcsai
LOCATION
Asfla, Goulmima, Morocco
SIZE
3.8" long
ITEM
#89247
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