Mosasaurus tooth – Globidens aegypticus – 75 mm

Mosasaurus tooth – Globidens aegypticus – 75 mm
Cretaceous (70 mil yrs) - Oulad Abdoun Basin, Oued Zem, Morocco

This perfect tooth with root belonged to a Mosasaurus species from the Maastrichtian and was found in the phosphate mines near Khourigba. Globidens was a very peculiar kind of Mosasaur. With its spherical teeth it was perfectly equipped to crush its prey.
As you might know the first finding of a Mosasaur ever was in Maastricht, hence the name of the geological era.
Globidens is one of the larger Mosasaurs. In many cases, only the crown of the tooth is found, which is then put on jaw fragments. This is a perfectly preserved specimen with the entire original root.
No restorations.

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