Monster marine reptile skull, (profile) with three (3) cervical vertebrae. Like a snake, these reptiles were able to disarticulate their jaws and widen the opening in order to swallow oversized food. Active swimmers, they had a flattened tail and large, webbed paddles. The top of the head was covered with a large bony plate, while other areas of the body were covered with lizard-like scales.
Tylosaurus was the largest reptile in the Cretaceous ocean and was truly an “Alpha” predator!
- Skull measures 41″ long and 21″ tall, on matrix, 55″ x 26″.
- Lower jaw measures 35″.
- There are 25 teeth in the upper and lower jaws, including the pterygoids (throat teeth). Largest teeth are 1 1/2″ long; most are in the 1″ to 1 1/4″ range.
- Skull has been prepared as discovered, in a ferocious, life-like position, and has substantial relief with matrix.
- Bone quality is excellent, with superb detail and color!
- Estimated length of this marine reptile (Mosasaur) would have been approximately 34-36 feet.
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