1.45" Rooted Phytosaur (Machaeroprosopus) Tooth - Arizona

 
This is a partially rooted, 1.45" long tooth from a Triassic Phytosaur (Machaeroprosopus aka Pseudopalatus). It was collected from the Stonetree Ranch near Holbrook, Arizona and is part of a small collection of Arizona phytosaur teeth that came from an old collection. Comes with a floating frame display case.


Skull of Machaeroprosopus aka Pseudopalatus at the New Mexico Museum of natural History and science.


Phytosaurs looked similar to modern day crocodiles with some minor differences. The main one being that their nostrils were up high on the head instead of at the very front of the snout. They grew up to 16 feet in length and were certainly one of the dominant predators during the Triassic.
FOR SALE
$95
DETAILS
SPECIES
Machaeroprosopus
LOCATION
Stonetree Ranch, Holbrook, Arizona
FORMATION
Chinle Formation
SIZE
1.45" long
ITEM
#66413
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