Fossil Information (Phanerozoic Eon)

ID:488
Fossil Type:Tooth
Fossil Description:Dinosaur (prehistoric marine reptile) - Mosasaur
Status:Extinct
Relative Size:Large
Class:Sauropsida
Order:Squamata
Suborder:Lacertilia
Family:Mosasauridae (Gervais, 1853)
Subfamily:Halisaurinae, Mosasaurinae, Plioplatecarpinae, or Tylosaurinae
Scientific Name (Genus species):Possibly Halisaurus arambourgi, but probably Mosasaurus beaugei, or Platecarpus ptychodon, not Tylosaurus, Globidens, or Liodon (Leiodon) anceps
Era/Period:Mesozoic/Cretaceous
Epoch/Age:Turonian-Maastrichtian
MYA:65 to 73/96 (69)
Discovery Location (Water, Land):Phosphate mines/pits in the Atlas Mountains (Oulad Abdoun Basin or Ganntour Basin)
Discovery Location (City, ST):Khouribga, Morocco, North Africa
Deepest Formation:Elnef
Color:Tan crown
Dimensions:1.0"L x 0.6"W (base diameter)
Comments:Purchased, not found. Nice specimen. One cutting edge and no striations, with round base.
Collector Name:RLD
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