Mosasaurs (from Latin Mosa meaning the 'Meuse', and Greek σαύρος sauros meaning 'lizard') comprise a group of extinct, large marine reptiles from the Late Cretaceous. They belong to the order Squamata, which includes lizards and snakes. They were the dominant marine predators.
They became extinct as a result of the K-Pg event at the end of the Cretaceous period, about 66 million years ago.
This one was found in the Oulad Abdoun Basin of Morocco and dates from about 75 million years ago.
Beautifully mounted in a black lacquered wood base.