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Found 17 results

  1. From a plesiosaur?

    From all the comparing Ive done, i think it almost looks exactly right, except I haven't been able to find any vertebrae with the things on the bottom(chevrons?) shaped like that; that 90degree bend. Is that familiar to anyone? Is that something that appears on plesiosaurs or not? (no better angle of the chevron(?)on the other side)
  2. Elasmosaur jaw?

    Could this be a plesiosaur(elasmosaurus) jaw? I tried comparing but it's hard to see the picture of jaws in ideal positions and angles and such. Also, with so many extreme teeth it can be hard to see perfectly in a lot of pictures. (Location-wise and all, it could be, this is just about the physical jaw itself)
  3. The plesiosaur has long been one of my favorite prehistoric creatures of all, especially after reading tales of the Loch Ness Monster. I've always wanted a jaw from one, thankfully @StevenJDennis recently scouted this beauty for me from Tucson. I estimate roughly 30% restoration, mainly to the rear portion of the joint(?) and some filler. Also, majority of the teeth have been planted from Zarafasaura oceanis, another elasmosaur. Still, he's earned a spot as one of my showpiece fossils. He measures 17 inches long and 7 inches wide. Plesiosaur Mandible Elasmosauridae (Libonectes atlasense Buchy, 2005) 94.3 - 89.3 million years old | Turonian, late Cretaceous Akrabou Formation Asfla Village, Goulmima, Errachidia Province, Morocco I assume this is an erupting tooth
  4. Here is a sequence of pictures of a Zarafasaura jaw that I just finished preparing and restoring. It started out as not much to look at but turned out pretty well in the end. I did not restore the rear of the mandibles, only what needed to be done to make it a great looking piece. You can follow along through the pictures. Enjoy. Seth
  5. I came across this absolutely bizarre looking skull on our favourite auction site. Most of the bones look pretty real. It looks nothing like the known Elasmosaur from Khouribda. Zarafasaura has a really short nose and gigantic jaw muscles. Besides the teeth this looks nothing like it. Most of the bone seems to be real and while there definitely seems to be some repair/construction. Most of the real bones seem to fit together. Some of the teeth are definitely plastered in. Though there seem to be some unerupted teeth that do actually belong to the jaws. The top of the snout also looks completely bizarre. What I think has happened here... Is that someone took a crocodile, mosasaur and elasmosaur and mashed them together. Look at the back of the skull. This looks like the back of a crocodile skull to me. I'm not sure where the jaws come from (maybe croc?) but the teeth are definitely those of a plesiosaur, probably Zarafasaura. The top of the snout had me confused for a few minutes but I think that this is actually the frontal and parietal of a mosasaur. Notice what looks like the parietal eye filled in with a chunk of bone in the middle top off the skull. So yeah I think this is an absolute abomination. Steer clear folks...
  6. Elasmosaur tooth

    Tooth of an Elasmosaur. Found together with a mosasaur and shark tooth.
  7. Elasmosaur tooth

    Tooth of an Elasmosaurid.
  8. Elasmosaur tooth

    From the album Reptiles & Marine Reptiles collection

    Elasmosaur tooth Zarafasaura oceanensis Locality: Ganntour Basin, Phosphate Deposits, Khouribga, Morocco Geological Age: Cretaceous Specimen Size: 2.58" (straight measurement)
  9. Msg 1185 0 67468600 1418825755

    From the album elasmosaur from morocco

    slasmosaure jaw , turonian morocco
  10. Zarafasaura oceanis tooth

    From the album Reptile Fossils

    The tooth of a Plesiosaur from Khouribga Zarafasaura oceanis Vincent et al., 2011 Location: Khouribga, Morocco Age: Maastrichtian, Upper Cretaceous

    © %copy Olof Moleman

  11. Elasmosaur tooth

    From the album Reptiles & Marine Reptiles collection

    Moroccan Elasmosaur tooth Zarafasaura oceanis Locality: Ganntour Basin phosphate deposits, Khouribga, Morocco Age: Cretaceous (65 MYA) Specimen Length: 3"
  12. Elasmosaur tooth

    From the album Reptiles & Marine Reptiles collection

    Moroccan Elasmosaur tooth Zarafasaura oceanis Locality: Ganntour Basin phosphate deposits, Khouribga, Morocco Age: Cretaceous (65 MYA) Specimen Length: 3"
  13. Zarafasaura oceanis tooth

    From the album Reptile Fossils

    The tooth of a Plesiosaur from Khouribga Zarafasaura oceanis Vincent et al., 2011 Location: Khouribga, Morocco Age: Maastrichtian, Upper Cretaceous

    © &copy Olof Moleman

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