9.2" Archaeocete (Primitive Whale) Jaw Section - Basilosaur
The teeth have been remounted in the jaw section but were found in close association in the row. There are several repaired cracks in the jaw section and teeth as well as some areas of gap filling in the cracks. Comes with a display stand.
Basilosaurids could reach gigantic sizes with some species reaching nearly 60 feet in length. It is believed that they fed exclusively on fish and sharks, and had a mouth full of teeth optimized for catching and chewing this prey. The front teeth in the jaw were pointed for catching and holding fish while they had very uniquely shaped, double rooted molars for chewing.