Wholesale Flat: Real Fossil Plesiosaur Teeth In Matrix - 12 Pieces

 
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This is a wholesale flat of real, fossil plesiosaur teeth from the phosphate deposits near Khourigba, 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 12 pieces ranging from 3.5 to 5.2" wide. Each piece has a fossil plesiosaur tooth which has been remounted in the rock. 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 for display purposes. You will receive the exact lot pictured.

Plesiosaurs where 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 larges sizes, some species as long at 17 meters, and caught slow moving prey. Plesiosaurs breathed air, and bore live young; there are indications that they were warm-blooded.

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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
FOR SALE
$144
DETAILS
SPECIES
Zarafasaura oceanis
LOCATION
Khourigba, Morocco
FORMATION
Phosphate Deposits
SIZE
12 pieces, each 3.5 to 5.2" wide
ITEM
#98229