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Mighty Mosasaur Pocket Fossil

Mighty Mosasaur Pocket Fossil

The Mighty Mosasaur Pocket Fossil is a dinosaur-age specimen you can take on the go! Within this box, you'll find an all-in-one scientific collection, featuring a fossilized Mosasaur tooth, an informational authenticity card, and a beautiful illustration of the aquatic reptile!

Please note: All fossil teeth will show some sign of repair. This specimen cannot be returned or exchanged.

 The Mighty Mosasaur Pocket Fossil box includes:

  • One Fossil Mosasaur Tooth (~1cm)
  • One Folding Information & Illustration Card
  • One black charm box for safekeeping

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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