6.6" Fossil Mosasaur (Tethysaurus) Jaw Section - Asfla, Morocco

This is an impressive, 6.6" long, fossil Mosasaur (Tethysaurus nopcsai) jaw section collected near Goulmima, Morocco. There are six original teeth still in place and the bone preserved nicely. There are signs of minimal touch-up restoration throughout the jaw.

It comes with an acrylic display stand.

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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DETAILS
SPECIES
Tethysaurus nopcsai
LOCATION
Asfla, Goulmima, Morocco
SIZE
Jaw: 6.6" long, Entire Specimen: 6.8 x 3.2"
ITEM
#225237
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