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Moroccan tylosaur tooth?

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Deinocheirusmaster!

I went to a museum that sells fossils in there gift shop and bought this mosasaur tooth. I then looked up what species it could be on the Fossil Forum. There was a page on mosasaur species I’d for teeth that I read and I saw the tooth I have looks remarkably similar to the description to the Moroccan tylosaur. Could this tooth I have be an example of that description?

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JarrodB

I think that's what it is. I have the Texas version in my profile pic. 

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Darko

It could be from a Moroccan Mosasaurus beaugei.I have very similar tooth to this one.Tylosaur is more for American continent.Still it is a good tooth.

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LordTrilobite

Officially Tylosaurus hasn't been described from Morocco. But apparently it is actually present. @jnoun11 posted about it in the big Mosasaur thread. He might be able to help.

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jnoun11

hi

it s look for me from the enamel tylosaur ou prognathodon , hard to said.

lord of trilobite is right tylosaur is a north american form of mosasaur...but exist in morocco from the turonian (soon in the fossil forum ;-) ), to the maestrichian.

the last paper from nathalie bardet (nmhn) denied the presence of tylosaurinae in morocco, but they exist here.

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