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Real juvenile Mosasaur jaw?

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crumpet the ichthyosaur

I have been looking at this fossil to purchase for my collection and I am paranoid that, like many other Morrocan Mosasaur jaw fossils, this could have faked elements. I was wondering if anyone could spot anything wrong with this fossil.

 

 

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Bone guy

This looks very real, but it's not mosasaur. This is a jaw from a prehistoric fish named enchodus. In my opinion this is a nice specimen!

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Troodon

The photo is not adequate to answer your question.  We will need closups of the teeth.  The matrix block looks good but teeth look odd.

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crumpet the ichthyosaur

I can definatley see how this is enchodus fossil with those large fangs.

 

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sseth

It is a nice specimen, but as others have mentioned it is fish and not reptile.

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WhodamanHD

Is it just me or are there two sets of teeth:headscratch:

looks kinda like one set is from Eutrichiurides.

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Taogan

Needs a better picture, I'm not convinced it's Enchodus, but it is fish. Eutrichiurides is a possibility

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LordTrilobite

Absolutely not a mosasaur. As the others have said, this is a fish jaw.

 

I agree that Eutrichiurides seems like a good candidate. But good reference material is hard to come by.

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crumpet the ichthyosaur

Next time I visit this shop I will be sure to try and get a better picture

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