This is a genuine fossil of half of a Mosasaurus dinosaur jaw, with a full row of intact teeth; this creature lived during the Cretaceous Period (65-144 million years ago), and was part of a genus of extinct, carnivorous, aquatic lizards, and it was contemporaneous with many of the dinosaurs that we're familiar with today. It preyed on fish, turtles, ammonites, smaller mosasaurs, birds, pterosaurs, and plesiosaurs, the latter of which is another aquatic lizard from the period. It looked not disimilar from the whales of our own day, but its build was considerably smaller.
This particular specimen is mounted and encased in a rock matrix, making it perfect for classroom display and discussion, and allows students a hands-on biological and paleontological experience. Have them pass the tooth around, then perhaps imagine via drawing what the creature that it belonged to looked like! Also makes a great gift for biology or geology students or teachers.
This glass Erlenmeyer mug makes an excellent gift!
Build a magnetic levitating train with this science fair project kit!
Build a hand that realistically moves its fingers using shape memory allow technology!
A touch of joy. A touch of science. Light responds to your touch and to the music in your room!
The large realistic model has removable organs that can be studied and set back into the correct position.
Create beautiful art with this amazing sun paper!