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

This is an 8.1" long, fossil jaw section of Tethysaurus nopcsai, a medium sized Mosasaur from Goulmima, Morocco. The jaw section has 9 original teeth still in place and while it has several repaired cracks it has not been restored.

Comes with a 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 8.1", 9" including rock
ITEM
#89244
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