Pterosaur fossils were only recently attributed to a species in 1999 from the Cretaceous deposits of the southern border of Morocco. To date, the only pterosaur species named from Morocco is Siroccopteryx moroccoensis. With an estimated wingspan of nearly 20 feet, this anhanguerid ranks amongst the largest pterosaurs known. There have been comparisons of this creature to other anhanguerid species known from the Early Cretaceous of Brazil. Only jaw fragments and teeth have been discovered from Morocco and much has yet to be learned about this fascinating and giant flying reptile from prehistory.
This is an intact Siroccopteryx tooth with nice preservation and very slight natural feeding wear on the tip. It is complete with well-preserved enamel and natural hues.
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