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  1. lof

    Mosasaur bits?

    Follow up to my previous post on the mosasaur jaw. Wanted to get my prelim IDs seconded on some other finds. I'm thinking mosasaur teeth--any thoughts on species? Left tooth fragment 3cm long, right tooth 4cm long. Tylosaur, platecarpus and clidastes are possibilities. Can any one point me towards diagnostic marks to differentiate? The other piece I interpret to be a rib (2.5 x 1.5 wide, 10 cm long), with many scavenger shark marks on it. Thanks for your input. Found near ladonia fossil park, Fannin Co, Texas. Late cretaceous.
  2. Species level identification obtained from facet count (3-5 prisms labially; ~5 or indistinguishable lingually). See more information in Rempert et al. 2022 - Occurrence of Mosasaurus hoffmannii Mantell, 1829 (Squamata, Mosasauridae) in the Maastrichtian Phosphates of Morocco.
  3. @pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon and I wrote a paper on Mosasaurus hoffmannii fossils from the Moroccan Phosphates. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/357836567_Occurrence_of_Mosasaurus_hoffmannii_Mantell_1829_Squamata_Mosasauridae_in_the_Maastrichtian_Phosphates_of_Morocco https://www.aaps-journal.org/pdf/JPS.C.22.0001.pdf Abstract: Marginal tooth crowns from the hypercarnivorous marine reptile Mosasaurus hoffmannii Mantell, 1829 are reported for the first time from the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) phosphates of Morocco. Fossilized remains of this speci
  4. Praefectus

    REMPC M0016

    From the album: Prae's Mosasaurs

    Tooth of Carinodens belgicus.
  5. Praefectus

    REMPC M0014

    From the album: Prae's Mosasaurs

    Tooth from the mosasaur Carinodens belgicus.
  6. Praefectus

    REMPC M0013

    From the album: Prae's Mosasaurs

    Carinodens belgicus - The corn-kernel toothed mosasaur.
  7. Praefectus

    REMPC M0012

    From the album: Prae's Mosasaurs

    Tooth from the mosasaur Carinodens belgicus.
  8. Praefectus

    REMPC M0008

    From the album: Prae's Mosasaurs

    Tooth of Carinodens belgicus from the Moroccan Phosphates.
  9. ThePhysicist

    Small Mosasaur vertebra in situ

    From the album: North Sulphur River

    The only way I can find fossils - if they're right out in the open! This one conveniently perched itself on a rock.
  10. I have been reading up on Moroccan mosasaurs and one point of confusion that I have run into is differentiating teeth from Prognathodon anceps and Prognathodon giganteus. There seems to be a great deal of overlap in their descriptions and occasional contradictions in the scientific literature. The first issue I’ve noticed is that there seems to be a great deal of confusion over what to even call the two species. Leiodon anceps (Owen, 1841-1845) was based on two tooth fragments and a section of jawbone. The genus was renamed Liodon by Agassiz (1846) because the
  11. Hey everyone - hope you're all doing Just thought I'd share with you guys a chart I made, comparing the sizes of various marine reptile species known from the Maastrichtian chalk of Møns Klint (~70 million years old - Hvidskud Member of the Møns Klint Formation). For now, there are only 3 reptile species known from MK. But who knows, that number might increase now that more in-depth collection and research is taking place over there Anyways... onto the size comparison chart - here it is: Details: The Mosasaurus hoffmannii is known from one very we
  12. Hi everyone, I'm very new to the world of fossil collecting and would appreciate some expert level input on the legitimacy of this mosasaur jaw. I realize there are many fake pieces circulating the market. Does anyone know what something like this is worth? Any assistance would be very helpful. Thank you!
  13. AJ Plai

    Tethysaurus jaw

    From the album: Reptiles & Marine Reptiles collection

    Genus: Tethysaurus nopscai Locality: Goulmima, Errachidia Province, Morocco Geological Age: Cretaceous (70 MYA) Size: 5" (Jaw Piece)
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