Baby Mosasaur fossil skeleton to lead April 19 sale

A baby Mosasaur skeleton is expected to make $64,000-80,000 in a sale of fossils and natural history at Auctionata.

It will take place in New York on April 19.

Mosasaur skeleton Auctionata
The Mosasaur skeleton dates to the late Cretaceous period

The Mosasaur was a large sea-dwelling reptile that swam using its snake-like tail. Their size made them apex predators. The name is a reference to the Meuse river in the Netherlands, where the first skeleton was discovered during the mid 18th century.

Auctionata explains: "This excellent specimen is 60% complete with a few built up areas to complete the skeleton, and is situated on a tall stand, making the mosasaur a beautiful, 3D display piece."

The present specimen dates to the late Cretaceous period, around 73m-65m years ago. It was found in Morocco's Oulad Abdoun Basin region.

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