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Pterosaur Fossil Tooth Lot (14)

$ 560.00 $ 800.00

Species: Pterosaur 

Age: Middle Cretaceous (98 - 93 mya)

Location: Morocco

Formation: Kem Kem

Item # A155

This rare set of 14 Pterodactyl teeth were found along the Kem Kem fossil Formation in Morocco. Each tooth measures between  1” and 1-9/16” in length. Please see the pictures for condition estimates. If you would like other photos please let me know and I can try to get them for you. Pterosaur fossils are rare, so this is a great find! The Pterosaur is a well known flying reptile from the Cretaceous period. The thin bones of the Pterosaur make it hard for paleontologists to extract in-tact pterosaur fossils making them very rare for such a well known reptile. Because of the density and make up, the teeth of the Pterosaurs are one of the most well preserved fossils of this already rare prehistoric flying reptile. 

Pterosaurs were a carnivorous, flying reptile which lived during the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, and were found primarily in modern Europe and Africa. There is a common misconception that pterosaurs were dinosaurs; although they are among the most well-known animals to exist during prehistoric times, they belonged to their own taxonomic order, Pterosauria. Pterosaurs had a yearly growth pattern more similar to crocodilians than modern birds.

Fun fact: When Pterodactylus antiquus was first described in the late 1700s, many scientists believed it was an aquatic animal. In the early 1800s, scientists suggested it could be a bat or a type of shore bird. In 1860, a consensus was reached and pterodactyl was classified as a reptile.

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