Mosasaur Tooth in Small Matrix
Real Mosasaur Tooth in Small Matrix. The Mosasaur tooth is real but the matrix is not the original matrix that the tooth was found in and is used for display purposes.
Mosasaurs are very large extinct marine reptiles with some species reaching lengths of over 50 feet and are considered to be some of the fearsome predators to ever inhabit our oceans.Mosasaurs are related to the living Komodo dragon, but they have flipper-limbs which suit them for an aquatic life. They first emerged during the Cretaceous period 90 million years ago, and become the oceans dominant predators with the with the extinction of the ichthyosaurs and decline of plesiosaurs. Mosasaurs went extinct during the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event which killed all of the dinosaurs