37" Disarticulated Mosasaur (Tethysaurus) Skeleton - Asfla, Morocco

This is a 37 x 21" slab of stone containing the disarticulated remains of a small Mosasaur (Tethysaurus nopcsai). It comes from the Upper Cretaceous deposits near Asfla, Morocco. The disarticulated skull is present along with many vertebra, ribs, and limb bones. The bones have been beautifully prepared to bring them out in high relief against the surrounding rock.

We can add a backing and wall mounting hardware to this piece upon request.

Tethysaurus was a small-to-medium-sized Mosasaur that lived during the Early Turonian stage of the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 93 million years ago. It grew to around 10 feet (3m) in length and seems to be a transitional species between some of the more primitive mosasaurs and later mosasaur groups. Its fossils have been 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 named for this Greek goddess.
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SPECIES
Tethysaurus nopcsai
LOCATION
Asfla, Goulmima, Morocco
SIZE
Rock 37 x 21"
ITEM
#229614
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