Choose Category:

Absentee Bids: Leaderboard
Bids: 6564 / Total: £1,860,892
Country | Highest | Top
Home > Auctions > 30th November 2021 > Natural History - Massive Fossil Mosasaurus Anceps Jaws

Print page | Email lot to a friend

Back to previous page

Use mousewheel to zoom in and out, click to enlarge
Gallery loading...

LOT 0482

GBP (£) 5,000 - 7,000
EUR (€) 5,880 - 8,230
USD ($) 6,660 - 9,320

£4,500 (EUR 5,292; USD 5,994) (+bp*)

Add to Watch list

Please login to buy or register here.

Natural History - Massive Fossil Mosasaurus Anceps Jaws

Cretaceous Period, 67-65 million years BP

An exceptionally large and spectacular fossil Mosasaur dinosaur skull on matrix showing both sides of both upper and lower jaws, with dentition; the main skull compressed during fossilisation and thus fragmented but well preserved; the reverse of the matrix with applied plaster reinforcement. 164 kg, 140 x 100cm (55 x 39 1/4"). Fine condition.

From an East Anglian, UK, collection; from the phosphate beds, Oved Zem, Morocco; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10930-180710.

The Mosasaur is an extinct, large marine reptile dinosaur with a snake-like body, long snout and paddle-like limbs. found worldwide, they competed with other well-known sea predators of the Late Cretaceous, such as plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs, for food, existing primarily on a diet of ammonoids, cuttlefish and fish.