9.7" Mosasaur (Halisaurus) Jaw Sections With 8 Teeth

 
 
This

Artists reconstruction of a Halisaurus. By Nobu Tamura
is a beautifully preserved, 9.7" long jaw section of Halisaurus. They were small compared to other Mosasaurs reaching lengths of 3-4 meters.

This jaw section is Upper Cretaceous in age and was collected in the phosphate mines near Khourigba, Morocco. Fossils of Halisaurus are quite rare compared to some of the Mosasaurs from these deposits. There is no restoration or compositing on this piece, and it's been very nicely prepared. Many of the teeth have been repaired, but they are original.

Beware: Mosasaur jaws are one of the most frequently faked fossils. You can find hundreds of nearly identical looking jaws for sale described as authentic from many places both online, at gift shops and fossil shows. They are typically constructed using real Mosasaur teeth (which are quite common) mounted on a cast or molded jaw. Real jaws are quite rare finds.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Halisaurus sp.
LOCATION
Khourigba, Morocco
FORMATION
Phosphate Deposits
SIZE
Jaw 9.7" long
ITEM
#50958
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