Fantastic specimen for any collector! Mosasaur tooth approx: 1.25" long .75" wide. Matrix approx 3" x 2.5"
About 80 million years ago, there were large creatures that lived in the ocean called Mosasaurs. These "marine lizards" were powerful swimmers; air-breathing predators that once dominated the seas. Mosasaurs are considered one of the Great Marine Reptiles that ruled the oceans during the Cretaceous period. Luckily for us, all Great Marine Reptiles became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period 65 million years ago. Mosasaurs had huge, double-hinged jaws that enabled them to swallow their prey almost whole, in a snake-like fashion.