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Mosasaurs were the most fearsome predators to roam the sea during the Cretaceous period (66-145 million years ago). It goes without saying that you probably wouldn't want to be up close and personal in a pool of water with this particular predator, but now you can (safely, we might add) with this beautiful, 80 million year old Mosasaur Tooth Pendant.
Mosasaurs are very large extinct marine reptiles with some species reaching lengths of over 50 feet and are considered to be the most fearsome predator to ever inhabit our oceans. 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.
Discovery: The first publicised discovery of a partial fossil mosasaur skull in 1764 by quarry workers in a subterranean gallery of a limestone quarry in Mount Saint Peter, near the Dutch city of Maastricht. The discovery occurred near the Meuse River, which inspired the name “mosasaur”.
A second skull was discovered sometime between 1770 and 1774. This partial skull, owned by a canon named Godding, drew the interest of scientists. A surgeon and collector named Johann Leonard Hoffman wrote to various scientists regarding this special find from Maastricht. This specimen is said to have been hidden from French occupiers in 1794, though legend rumours that the specimen was taken to Paris after it was given up for 600 bottles wine.
Please Note: No two Fossil Tooth Pendants are the same and all will vary in terms of shape, size and colour. The pendant pictured is not the one you will receive.
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