Bel ensemble de dents d'élasmosaure - Zarafasaura oceanis (5)

Description
Bel ensemble de dents d'élasmosaure - Zarafasaura oceanis (5)
Upper Cretaceous, Maastrichtian stage, (~66 Million Years) - Afrique

LOCATION Oued Zem, Morocco
FORMATION Ouled Abdoun Basin (Phosphate beds)
SIZE 61.6 mm • 2.43 in
WEIGHT 40 g • 1.41 oz
REF. 21714

It is a well preserved collection of 5 teeth. The color of its enamel varies between tones of cream and brown. Some of them have some glued or restored (filled) fractures.

Elasmosaurus teeth from the Upper Cretaceous from the Oulad Abdoun Basin are relatively more scarce than the Mosasaurus. This huge and famous marine reptile is characterized by its long and stylized neck. Its morphology enabled it being a very specialized marine predator. Until 2011, this taxon was classified as Plesiosaurus mauritanicus. However, a recent publication by Vincent et al, 2011, does a revision on this species and decides to rename it to Zarafasaura oceanis.

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Informations du lot
Objet
Bel ensemble de dents d'élasmosaure
Nom scientifique
Zarafasaura oceanis (5)
Origine
Afrique
Période géologique
Upper Cretaceous, Maastrichtian stage, (~66 Million Years)
État
Bon état
Poids
40 g
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