Plesiosaur (Elasmosaurus) Tooth
Formation: Phosphate Beds
Size: Tooth is 2.6 inches long!
Here is a wonderful tooth from a Plesiosaur. This large tooth is from the Cretaceous deposits of Morocco. Plesiosaurs were large, vicious marine reptiles. They had extremely long necks and fairly lengthy tails. They swam by means of legs and feet that had developed into oarlike paddles. This tooth is wonderfully 3-dimensional and beautifully preserved. The corrugated, multi-colored enamel is excellent, and the tip exhibits a minute amount of natural wear from use. This dagger-shaped tooth still has a large portion of the root intact. The fossil has superb color and contrasts well with the sand-colored matrix. The fossil is nicely showcased, along with other fossils, on the block of sandstone - NATURAL, NOT COMPOSITED on the rock! This is a great example of a large Plesiosaur tooth from the Cretaceous seas.
A Certificate of Authenticity from EXTINCTIONS is included with this specimen.