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This is a wholesale flat of real, fossil plesiosaur teeth from the phosphate deposits near Khouribga, Morocco. These teeth Late Cretaceous in age (about 70 million years old) and are collected as a by-product of the massive phosphate mining operations in the area.
The lot includes 11 pieces
ranging from 3.5 to 5" 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 vertebrae. 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.