This fantastic specimen tooth is no composite fossil - it is naturally one piece and contains the mosasaur's original root structure. Embedded in the phosphate matrix are several pieces of bone, vertebrae, and tooth fragments. The tooth is of large size with excellent enamel and with the original root it becomes a huge specimen.
NOTE: Mosasaur teeth with real root structure are far more difficult to source than their composite cousins. Teeth are sold as either of the following from common to rare:
a. Glued onto bone not belonging to a mosasaur
b. Restored on the original root via colouring matching glues - professionally done
c. Original bone root and tooth not glued together
We ALWAYS differentiate and make this observation clear in our descriptions.
Matrix Dimensions: 180mm x 110mm
Tooth Dimensions: 130mm x 50mm (with root)
Age: Cretaceous 65 - 72 Million years
Genus: Mosasaurus Beaugei
Location: Khouribga Province, Chaouia-Ouardigha region, Morocco.