Late Cretaceous, Turonian (approx. 110 million years) - Asfla close to Goulmina, Central Morocco
Continuous skeleton of a Tethysaurus noppcsai without add-ons,
no paint, 3D preparation, prepared by a professional taxidermist. All original bones, the skeleton has not been taken out of the original matrix nor has it been changed in any way. The preparation was carried out exclusively by pneumatic graver and sand blasting.
No acid preparation! Acid preparation can destroy the bones even years after it was carried out.
A photographic documentation of the preparation is included.
This piece is so well conserved, that for the first time, even the gastral ribs (abdominal ribs) have been preserved, an absolute novelty.
Museum quality, 100 % original.
Mounted on a framed mirrored wooden plate, the length of the animal is 90 cm, the plate measures 94 x 25 cm.
Will be delivered in a sturdy wooden box.
Discovery site and age: Asfla, near Goulmina, central Morocco, late Cretaceous Turonian, circa 110 million years old.
Tethysaurs nopcsai: Belongs to the Mosasaurs family and is the smallest of the Mosasauridae genus.
The name means ‘Nopsca lizard’, and it also incorporates Tethys, the Greek God of the sea (namesake for the Tethys Sea, which once existed between Southern Europe and Northern Africa); The Hungarian palaeontologist Baron Ferenc Nopsca conducted first studies on the marine Squamata reptiles form the Mediterranean.
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