This spectacular specimen tooth is no composite fossil - it is naturally one piece and contains the mosasaur's original root structure. There are multiple bone, and tooth fragments in the phosphate matrix. The tooth is of good size with some cracking in the enamel although the tooth is very stable.
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: 175mm x 110mm
Tooth Dimensions: 90mm x 35mm (with root)
Age: Cretaceous 65 - 72 Million years
Genus: Liodon ancepsi
Location: Khouribga Province, Chaouia-Ouardigha region, Morocco.