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Found 9 results

  1. Largest basilosaurus tooth

    Does anyone know how large basilosaurus canines can get? I don't know if they're all technically canine teeth, but I'm referring to the 4 to 5 single-point front teeth. Crown & root together.
  2. Basilosaurus molar still attached

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    Basilosaurus isis molar(one side serrated, the other side smooth)still embedded in a small piece of jaw bone. sadly I don't have any information about the fossil other than it is B.isis, and was found in Egypt.
  3. American basilosaurus

    American basilosaurus fossils were so common they started making furniture out of their bones. So why do they not show up anywhere???? It's only the African ones around. Anyone know anything about that furniture? And what happened to all the American basils??? *weird little factoid I think is cool. They're not 100% sure basilosaurus had a tail fluke/fin at all. I think its safe to say they definitely did, but there's never been any actual proof. No signs of a fluke have ever been found. again, I don't believe for a moment that they didn't have a tail fluke, I just think it's interesting to imagine them without. there aren't many animals that would look as natural with just a long tapering tail as basil.
  4. Hello, I was wondering if this tooth, is a composite of two teeth. What do you think?
  5. Basilosauridae Premolar

    From the album Marine Mammals

    Basilosauridae ident. Lower P2 Premolar Found in Dakhla, Morocco Dated Bartonian Stage of Eocene (≈40 mya) Measures 5.715 cm (2.25 inches)
  6. Show us your basilosaurid teeth!

    I've recently bought a nice Basilosaurus (isis?) premolar which will arrive in a few days. I never see teeth like these in many places, and I'm just curious about what you guys have in your collection.
  7. looking for dorudon skull images

    Hi, I am currently working on an artwork that will involve the skull of Dorudon (I have not decided on a particular species). I have spent many hours scouring the internet for images (including looking through the articles linked to in "Fruitbat's Pdf Library" on this forum). I've found lots of photos of Dorudon skulls, but almost all of them are taken from very similar angles. I am finding frustratingly few images of the posterior face of the skull, and am wondering if someone here can help me, or at least point me in the right direction. For my purposes an image of a Basilosaur might be sufficient. I'm also having trouble finding an image which clearly shows the suture lines on the dorsal surface of the skull. Thanks in advance for your help!
  8. Hi all. I am currently looking for a genuine Basilosaurus tooth. Problem is, the market is too heavily saturated with other Archaeocetes like Dorudon or Zygorhiza. As far as I understand, if a tooth comes from Western Sahara of Morocco, and is over 10cm in length including root, there's a chance it could be cf. Basilosaurus isis. Here I have several candidates. Tooth A - 6 inches in length Tooth B - 5.5 inches in length Tooth C and D - 6 inches along the curve Is there any way I can positively ID out a Basilosaurus tooth? Do any of these 4 teeth look like one?
  9. Basilosaurid Yoke Tooth In Matrix

    From the album Mammal Fossils Collection

    Basilosaur yoke tooth in matrix Locality: Dahkla Dessert, Morocco Geological Age: Eocene
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