This interesting specimen is part of a composite fossil which has occurred naturally. There is a conglomeration of bone pieces embedded in the phosphate matrix. A prominent feature is the Mosasaur Tooth which shows up in contrast to the surrounding rock. There are segements of a fairly sizeable backbone - one in particular shows the porous structure of bone - this has been well preserved. On the reverse of the specimen there are some other fragments of bone and tooth, and a very nice surprise - at the base of the specimen there are three very well-preserved teeth, most likely a "canine" or "eye" tooth and two other smaller very sharp teeth. The largest of the three teeth is 11mm long.
Matrix Dimensions: 108mm x 85mm
Tooth Dimensions: 45mm x 24mm (showing start of the root of the tooth)
Age: Cretaceous 65 - 72 Million years
Genus: Liodon ancepsi
Location: Khouribga Province, Chaouia-Ouardigha region, Morocco.