Mosasaur Teeth / Jaw - Morocco
Mosasaur Teeth / Jaw - Morocco

Mossasaurs were a diverse group of lizards that lived in the Earth’s oceans from approximately 120 million to 65 million years ago. They became extinct at about the same time as dinosaurs. Mosasaurs were top carnivores in the ocean and are known to have fed on creatures such as fish, sharks, brids, ammonites, and even each other. The largest known mosasaurs were 45 feet long, but average about 20 feet, though they had flippers similar to those of whales, mosasaurs used their long tails to propel themselves through water. Just like a modern snake, mosasaurs possessed hinged lower jaws that enabled them it to swallow prey larger than its own head. They also had a sharp, backward-pointing teeth on the roofs of their mouths to force prey down their throat. Our mosasaur fossils are native to Morocco.


Mossasaurs were a diverse group of lizards that lived in the Earth’s oceans from approximately 120 million to 65 million years ago. They became extinct at about the same time as dinosaurs. Mosasaurs were top carnivores in the ocean and are known to have fed on creatures such as fish, sharks, brids, ammonites, and even each other. The largest known mosasaurs were 45 feet long, but average about 20 feet, though they had flippers similar to those of whales, mosasaurs used their long tails to propel themselves through water. Just like a modern snake, mosasaurs possessed hinged lower jaws that enabled them it to swallow prey larger than its own head. They also had a sharp, backward-pointing teeth on the roofs of their mouths to force prey down their throat. Our mosasaur fossils are native to Morocco.