Prognathodon giganteus - Massive jaw - Lower left dentary - 30×10×60 cm

Description
Prognathodon giganteus - Massive jaw - Lower left dentary - 30×10×60 cm
CRETACEOUS-Upper Cretaceous, Maastrichtian (66.0–72.1 million years) - Oued zem Morocco

Large and heavy left lower jaw and maxilla piece of Mosasaur Prognathodon Giganteus.

100% authentic and natural, sold as found.

No consolidating agent used nor other products added. This is exactly original as found. No added teeth.
All the teeth are in the original position.

Very large jaw, measuring approx 60 cm.
14 large teeth are visible but there are probably more in the matrix.

A large part of the bone is still covered.
It can be prepared to expose more material.

I digged this one my self, on my last trip to Morocco.
Authenticity guaranteed.


Prognathodon is known for having a very robust skull.
Prognathodon constitutes one of the largest-bodied mosasaur genera, with the largest known skull (belonging to P. Currii) exceeding 140 cm in length. Despite its massive size, remains of the genus are often fragmentary and incomplete. To date, very few specimens are known with articulated skulls and none with an entire skeleton. Though many species were large with sizes approaching or potentially exceeding 10 meters, such as P. Currii, P. Saturator and P. Overtoni many species were considerably smaller in size. The type species, P. Solvayi, was the smallest, barely reaching 5 meters in length.

Lot details
Specimen
Prognathodon giganteus
Object
Massive jaw
Scientific name
Lower left dentary
Origin
Oued zem Morocco
Geological Period
CRETACEOUS-Upper Cretaceous, Maastrichtian (66.0–72.1 million years)
Condition
Good condition
Dimensions
30×10×60 cm
Weight
10,5 kg
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 50,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in