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Mosasaur Teeth - Classic Boxed Specimens

Mosasaur Teeth - Classic Boxed Specimens


This specimen is a complete Mosasaur fossil tooth!

Classic Boxed Mosasaur Tooth Sizing:

  • Small: Approximately 0.75" (1.5-2cm)
  • Medium: Approximately 1-1.5" (2.5-3cm)
  • New! Large: Approximately 1.5-2" (3-5cm)
  • New! XL: Approximately 2-3" (5-7.5cm)

Please note: All fossil teeth will show some sign of repair.

Each fossil tooth includes a small information card about the specimen.

The Small and Medium size teeth are enclosed in a handsome, glass-topped riker box case measuring 4 1/2" x 3 1/2".

The Large and XL size are too thick for a riker. Each fossil tooth will be individually wrapped and shipped in a sturdy carton.



If we look first to the sea, the Mesozoic Era might not be known as the Age of Dinosaurs, but rather as the Age of Marine Reptiles. Beginning with the appearance of the dolphin-shaped Ichthyosaurs in the Triassic Period, the rising seas of the Jurassic Period gave way to a wider variety of large predators including the long-necked plesiosaurs and pliosaurs to the powerful Mosasaurs.

Since the first Mosasaur skull was discovered in 1764, our knowledge of this large family of marine reptiles has come primarily from skeletal remains. Mosasaurs ranged in size from 1.1m (3.3ft) to 17.4m (57 ft). Their skulls were flexible and their jaws are double-hinged. While this arrangement probably allowed a Mosasaur to swallow prey whole, the alignment of a Mosasaur's teeth with "bony crypts" to protect emerging teeth also suggests Mosasaurs likely crushed bones as frequently as they tore into flesh.

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