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Kem Kem Leptostyrax macrorhiza

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Very rare Leptostyrax from the Kem Kem beds of Morocco.  Lower Upper-Cenomanian in age.


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Shark teeth are rare from the Kem Kem Beds but they have been on the market for many years.  They tend to get snapped up by European collectors before they show up at an American show so I would be careful with statements like "this is one of six known specimens."  I'd have to go through a box but I might have one too - a tooth received in trade over 20 years ago.  I know I have a Cretodus from there.  I'll ask a friend who has been going to French and German shows for over 30 years about that.

 

Jess

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On 12/2/2019 at 4:32 PM, siteseer said:

Shark teeth are rare from the Kem Kem Beds but they have been on the market for many years.  They tend to get snapped up by European collectors before they show up at an American show so I would be careful with statements like "this is one of six known specimens."  I'd have to go through a box but I might have one too - a tooth received in trade over 20 years ago.  I know I have a Cretodus from there.  I'll ask a friend who has been going to French and German shows for over 30 years about that.

 

Jess

Thank you; according to the European collector who I acquired it from, he said that there were only 6 specimens of this species to come out of the site, but it wouldn't surprise me if there are more.

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