Plesioplatecarpus planifrons

 

Plesioplatecarpus planifrons "Shredder"

Plesioplatecarpus planifrons
Description:

70% complete skeleton of Plesioplatecarpus planifrons (aka Platecarpus planifrons) with Toxochelys fossil sea turtle as stomach contents.

This fossil represents definitive evidence that this mosasaur was more than just a piscivore, as was commonly thought, but had a much wider diet among smaller vertebrates of the Late Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway.

Locality: Lower Niobrara Formation, Gove Co., Kansas, 85 million years old

Size: 5.3m (18 feet) long

Availability: 6 months from date of purchase

Price: $ 55,000.00 as is, partially prepared

$ 75,000.00 composited as-is with "Newbie" specimen.

$ 110,000.00 composited with "Newbie" specimen and fully restored with missing elements replaced with casts.

$ 130,000.00 composited with "Newbie" specimen, fully restored and mounted, including Shredder's restored turtle (Toxochelys)stomach contents.

Mosasaur excavation
Recovery of this mosasaur with intact chelonian stomach contents in Western Kansas.

Comments: This specimen was recovered with stomach contents representing a juvenile Toxochelys, and can be mounted chasing this specimen to illustrate this.