Globidens aegyptiacus

M1101 BoP
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A LARGE, ROOTED Globidens aegyptiacus  tooth from the Khouribga Basin (phosphate sedimentary basin) in Morocco. M1101 is a rare rooted tooth which is still in its original matrix. Both crown and root are all original with no break. Globidens is a specialized marine mosasaur that is Cretaceous in age. Nicely articulated and well preserved. Authenticity guaranteed. A rare rooted tooth! 

M1101 BoP         SIZE: 1-7/8" H  x  7/8" W

Note - Adding 5 Globidens teeth in December 2019. -> Link to Globidens teeth.

These are large examples of a rare, extinct Globidens teeth, a late Cretaceous MosasaurThis species is scarce!  Globidens was a specialized shell crusher with rounded, knob-like teeth and fed on abundant turtles, ammonites, squids and molluscs. It grew to approximately 20 feet in length. Found in the phosphate mining region, Khouribga, Morocco. This is an incredible selection of a very uncommon Mosasaur that recently appeared in the phosphate mines.

Please note that Globidens aegyptiacus Zdansky, 1935 is now the type species for Igdamanosaurus aegyptiacus. It was determined to be a unique Globidensini type mosasaur and was named after the village where it was first found. Name means the lizard from Igdaman.