Flat: Real Fossil Plesiosaur Teeth In Matrix - 11 Pieces

This is a wholesale flat of real, fossil plesiosaur teeth from the phosphate deposits in the Oulad Abdoun Basin of Morocco. These teeth Late Cretaceous in age (about 70 million years old) and are collected as a bi-product of the massive phosphate mining operations in the area.

The lot includes 11 pieces ranging from 3 to 6" wide. Each piece has an authentic fossil plesiosaur tooth which has been remounted in an artificial matrix Most of the pieces also include some other fossils such as fish vertebra. All of the fossils are real and from the same location, they've just been remounted in an artificial matrix/rock for display purposes. You will receive the exact lot pictured.

Plesiosaurs were long-necked marine reptiles with four flippers that appeared in the Triassic and died out along with the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period. They reached quite large sizes, some species as long as 17 meters, and caught slow moving prey. Plesiosaurs breathed air, and bore live young; there are indications that they were warm-blooded.

An artists reconstruction of a pair of Plesiosaur.  By Dmitry Bogdanov 

This species of of Plesiosaur was redescribed from Plesiosaurus mauritanicus to Zarafasaura oceanis in a 2011 paper which can be found at:

A NEW SPECIMEN OF THE ELASMOSAURID PLESIOSAUR ZARAFASAURA OCEANIS FROM THE UPPER CRETACEOUS (MAASTRICHTIAN)OF MOROCCO
An artists reconstruction of a pair of Plesiosaur. By Dmitry Bogdanov

This species of of Plesiosaur was redescribed from Plesiosaurus mauritanicus to Zarafasaura oceanis in a 2011 paper which can be found at:

A NEW SPECIMEN OF THE ELASMOSAURID PLESIOSAUR ZARAFASAURA OCEANIS FROM THE UPPER CRETACEOUS (MAASTRICHTIAN)OF MOROCCO
DETAILS
SPECIES
Zarafasaura oceanis
LOCATION
Oulad Abdoun Basin, Morocco
FORMATION
Phosphate Deposits
SIZE
11 pieces, each 3 to 6" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#98235
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