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Brachaucheninae Pliosaur, North TX

Turonian, Cretaceous

Jul, 2023


Within the subfamily Brachaucheninae, it is unclear whether this tooth belonged to the genus Brachauchenius or Megacephalosaurus, both of which are regarded as some of the final pliosaurs to exist altogether. It is unclear whether convergently adapted Polycotylid plesiosaurs brought about this extinction or simply filled the niche as it opened up.

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Eagle Ford Group

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Photo Information

  • Taken with Apple iPhone 11
  • Focal Length 4.3 mm
  • Exposure Time 1/60
  • f Aperture f/1.8
  • ISO Speed 125

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great tooth . i would love to own a pliosaur tooth from that locality someday !

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That's an amazing tooth! :wub::JC_doubleup:

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