7.7" Fossil Mosasaur (Tethysaurus) Jaws - Asfla, Morocco

This is an impressive, 7.7" long association of three fossil Mosasaur (Tethysaurus nopcsai) jaw sections collected near Goulmima, Morocco. Between the three jaws there are 22 complete and original teeth still in place. The longest jaw section measures 4.2" long and the smaller jaws are roughly 4.1" long and 3.8" long. There is some touch-up restoration and minor gap fill on various parts of the specimen, including some crack repair on one of the jaws.

This gorgeous specimen 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
Overall specimen: 7.7 x 4.85"
ITEM
#225274
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