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Found 957 results

  1. Kem Kem Leptostyrax macrorhiza

    From the album Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    Very rare Leptostyrax from the Kem Kem beds of Morocco. Lower Upper-Cenomanian in age.
  2. Goulmima teeth identification?

    Hi, i asked previously about a couple of Pliosaur teeth which i now have, but there are these two other teeth from the Goulmima site in Morocco that look quite different and i was wondering if they could be Polycotylid teeth or from some other marine reptile. The first tooth is 6.2cm (2.44 inch) and the other tooth is 4.1cm (1.6 inch). Is it possible to narrow these teeth down when the enamel looks worn?. Thanks.
  3. Hematite Ammonites from Morocco

    The label supplied with these says they are from the Cretaceous, from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. They appear to be preserved with Hematite. The squares are 0.5"x0.5" (roughly 1.3cm²). If more pics are needed for an Id I'll get them for you.
  4. Kem Kem Leptostyrax macrorhiza

    From the album Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    One of only 6 known Leptostyrax from the Kem Kem beds of Morocco. Lower Upper-Cenomanian in age.
  5. Hello, I have purchased this interesting fossil tooth from Kem Kem Beds, but I don´t know about the ID, it looks like Spinosaur or fish, but I´m not sure. Can you help me with the ID? The tooth is 1.1 inch (2,8cm) in lenght. Best regards!
  6. An Echinoid from Morocco?

    These were in one of those sets of mixed fossils you can get. Must've first got them over 10 years ago. Anyway, since most of them were from Morocco I assume this echinoid is too, as it has a similar looking matrix to the others. All the label says is it's an Echinoid from the Cretaceous, but as some of the other labels in the set were clearly wrong it could be from another period. Its one of the last fossils from this set I've been unable to identify, so I'm hoping one of you guys has one or knows the genus and where it is indeed from.
  7. Hi, There is this claw i have been looking at and i would like to know from the claw experts whether this looks genuine? The seller does state it has some fractures that have been glued and filled and the preservation plus the look of the overall shape leads me to believe that it is genuine. However most (or at least a decent amount of) large claws are probably fabricated to some extent and this claw is 10cm in length (4 inches). Part of the base of the claw looks to have a different colouration from one side so i don't if that is normal or not. Thanks in advance!
  8. Sorry for my poor English. I inherited a large trilobite from Morocco. Size 22 x 34 cm approx, weight 6 kilos. Does anybody know what species it is?
  9. A very interesting paper authored some notable paleontologists. I was able to see a copy of the pre-proof paper. It describes 2 new cervical vertebrae and also reviews published material that provided an interesting insite into the Abelisauroids of the Kem Kem. Abelisauroids include both Abelisauridae and Noasauridae families. To summarize some of the conclusions: 1) One of the cervicals FSAC-KK-5016 established the presence of a small-bodied noasaurid taxon with similarities to Masiakasaurus of Madagascar. Further discoveries of this noasaurid are necessary to determine if it resembles Masiakasaurus in other aspects of its anatomy, such as a piscivory adapted dentition. One small tooth (GZG.V.19999), described by Richter et al. (2013) as abelisaurid-like was noted as similar to the teeth of Masiakasaurus. If Deltadromeus proves to be a noasaurid, which the paper suggest, then there are at least two noasaurid taxa present in the Kem Kem assemblage. 2) The second cervical an axis vertebra FSAC-KK-5015 is referred to as a small basal Abelisauridae that is neither a Carnotaurinae nor Majungasaurinae. 3) In reference to Richters et al paper (2013) the authors concluded that multivariate analysis may not be suitable for distinguishing dromaeosaurids or abelisaurids, but added that the small sample size (3 teeth for the morphotype: NMB-1671-R; GZG.V.19997; GZG.V.19998) decreased the accuracy of the results. It is possible that the teeth referred to Dromaeosauridae by Richter et al. (2013) are also noasaurid in origin. 4) A review of previously published material was also conducted and the following statement was made "The abelisaurid Rugops from the Eckhar Formation of Niger is here confirmed to also be present in the Kem Kem beds. " very cool... Paywalled https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667119303738 Abelisauroid cervical vertebrae from the Cretaceous Kem Kem beds of Southern Morocco and a review of Kem Kem abelisauroids Robert S. H. Smyth, Nizar Ibrahima, Alexander Kao, David M. Martill FSAC-KK-5016 represents the smallest described dinosaur in the K K (green) FSAC-KK-5015 represents a small bodied Abelisauridae (blue)
  10. Otodus obliquus (Agassiz 1843)

    From the album Pisces

    Slant length 7cm. Paleocene Khouribga, Morocco
  11. Moroccan Mosasaurs

    hy mosasaurs lovers i looked around on differents americans fossils web sites , and i found ,is nowhere a description or list about different species of mosasaurs from morocco . so I'll try humbly to fix it . feel free to correct me if you see something wrong. the moroccan phosphate history began in 1921 , Moroccan phosphate mines operate three layers of phosphates ,. level 1 : ypresian phosphate bed level 2 : thanetian phosphate bed level 3 ; maestrichian phosphate bed level 4 ; maestrichian grey phosphate only at sidi-chenan quarry most of the material on a market belong to oued zem and sidi -daoui zone , even you will finding them under khouribga denomination, nothing come from khouribga... of courses , mosasaurs belong to the level 3.and 4 different species are studied by scientists of the French Museum of Natural History in Paris . today the last record of different mosasaurs species is at list 18 and probably 20. (personal opinion ) listed like below : †Halisaurus. arambourgi .(Bardet, Pereda Suberbiola, Iarochène, Bouya & Amaghzaz, 2005) †Halisaurus.sp not described yet †Halisaurus walkeri .(Lingham-Solier, 1998) ( i used this name temporarily, until one studie about this mosasaur show-up ) †Prognathodon sp Dollo, 1889 †Prognathodon anceps ex leiodon anceps slender form massive form perhaps sexual dimorphism ( personal opinion ) †Prognathodon solvayi Dollo, 1889 †prognathodon hudae kaddumi 2009 †Prognathodon. currii (Christiansen & Bonde, 2002) †Eremiasaurus heterodontus , gen. et sp. nov sp ( AR. H. LeBlanc, M. W. Caldwell, and N. Bardet. 2012) †“Mosasaurus" baugei Arambourg 1954 ( Mosasaurus beaugei Arambourg, 1952 (Squamata, Mosasauridae) from the Late Cretaceous phosphates of Morocco Nathalie Bardet , Xabier Pereda Suberbiola , Mohamed Iarochene , Fatima Bouyahyaoui , Baadi Bouya , Mbarek Amaghzaz . 2004 ) †Mosasaurus hoffmanni Mantell, 1829 †Tylosaurus Marsh, 1872 slender form long premaxillary like tylosaurus proriger massive form short premaxillary like hainosaurus personal constatation †Platecarpus ptychodon Arambourg 1954 †Globidens. phosphaticus (Bardet, Pereda Suberbiola, Iarochène, Amalik & Bouya, 2005) †carinodens belgicus ( N. Bardet, X. Pereda Suberbiola, M. Iarochène, M. Amalik, and B. Bouya. 2005) †carinodens minalmamar. (A.S. Schulp, N. Bardet& B. Bouya. 2009) †harranasaurus khuludae. (kaddumi.2009) †Globidens simplex(LeBlanc, Aaron. (2019)
  12. Hello everybody I got this a few weeks ago, but didn't had time to post it. It's from the Munich Fossil Show from an Moroccan dealer. This one was sold as associated Mosasaur Verts from Morocco. No more info on location. But the dealer was Moroccan and had lots of other stuff from Morocco. Since it was on a fossilshow I didn't had time to post pictures here, but for me this looked good enough to get it. What are your thoughts on this one? I still couldn't finde any obvious fabrications. It looks good for me. More pictures can be provided if needed. And I got tow more questions: Is there any better ID possible than just Mosasaur Verts? Should I prep it some more? Removing more Matrix, or the plaster from the back? I would just leave it as it is as I'm not sure if it falls apart if I remove the plaster. Length is about 45 cm (17.7 inches) Thank you for any help!
  13. Greetings, I recently acquired a big spinosaurus claw from a moroccan seller at a fossils and minerals event in Barcelona, Spain, called Expominer. I was quite happy with the purchase until a friend of mine told me that it could be a fake claw carved from a bone, but he is not sure, I have been checking similar spinosaurus claws on catawiki and they are sold as real dinosaur claws... What do you think? Thank you very much.
  14. Good examples of reconstructed vertebrae can be seen on the Web at hefty prices. In this example the seller properly identifies it just has a theropod and says the repair is "using the filler method " and it's an investment grade fossil. It's impossible to tell what has been done to this vertebra but what is evident is that the processess have been added and covered using the " filler method.. We do not know if the processes belong to the centrum, my guess probably not, or if the front and back are from the same vertebra. All the sand fill tells you how much repair has been done to the specimen. Here the seller is offering an associated pair of tail vertebrae from a Spinosaurus. In my opinion they don't look like theropod vertebra more like croc but I really don't know. Again the excessive sand matrix on the sides is a red flag for problems. Another Spinosaur vertebra being offered. Think I've seen this one before. The processes have been added and we do not know where from in fact the short ones don't even look like processes but peices if bone. The centrum may be Spinosaurs but identifying vertebrae in the Kem Kem without known processes is very problematic. . This is what caudal "tail" vertebrae looks like from a Spinosaurid.
  15. Dinosaur Migration

    From Morocco World News : https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2019/11/286852/flesh-eating-dinosaurs-migrated-between-morocco-and-europe/
  16. Do these look like Pliosaur teeth?

    Do these two fragmented teeth look like they could be from a Pliosaur? one is 3.7cm and the other is 2.8cm. Both come from the Goulmima region in Morocco. Thanks.
  17. Mosasaur prep, jaw section

    PART 1, acquisition This piece was acquired via the "for sale" section of the Forum. The seller, @Fitch1979, Dries offered several jaw specimens, which were clearly superior to the mostly spurious Internet auction site examples. Dries provided some provenance on the fossil. It had resided in his family's private collection for over 26 years. It had been purchased at a gem and mineral show in Ghent from a collector who acquired the specimen in 1978. After a pleasant exchange with Dries, a bargain was struck and the specimen shipped on December 9, 2017. Since the piece was located in Belgium, arrival involved a seemingly interminable wait. Finally, the tracking indicated arrival at US Customs on December 29th. Then the real wait ensued. The tracking was not updated until January 22, 2018. At that time notice was given that the package had been turned over to the "postal operator." Curiously, it arrived on my SC doorstep that very day! It was a surprise to open the door and find the huge (shipping weight 28 lbs.) shipping box resting there. Here is the image posted to the Forum offering the fossil for sale. ...to be continued
  18. Good Morning everyone, I have a toddler who recently got very much into dinosaurs and fossils which eventually brought back all my childhood afflictions and memories to same. We stopped my a small fossil shop near Austin where we both went crazy with all the variety. Needless to say he got some very nice, small items. I spent quite a lot on a few pieces with the hype and childhood yearn to always have in possession a few Real items. Upon our arrival at home and in closer inspection as well as researching online, I'm not sure if I purchased authentic fossils. PLEASE HELP ME! My first post with is a Megalodon Tooth that he said was fused on a crack. I’ll post some others thereafter.
  19. Hello everybody This here is my little story about bad fabrications and red flags and what to make the most of it. I got my hands on a 8 cm (3.15 in) Carcharodontosaurid indet. tooth from KemKem. It all started with the breaking of the tip while handling the tooth. It fell out of my hand on the table. Maybe just 3-4 cm falling, but that was enough to break the tip. I asked Matt ( @Haravex ) what to do with it and he suggested to use super glue but also mentioned the hight amount of bad glue and other junk on the tooth. His idea was to work with Acetone and see what is real and what is just junk attached to the tooth. And oh boy this tooth was REALLY bad... This was after a first cleaning with Acentone... you already see the unrelated stuff way better, especially at the tip. So I threw the whole tooth in Acetone for several hours. Then it started to really fall apart. Here you can see the glue between the pieces. It was really bad and so much glue all over it and in between. After a night in Acetone here are the pieces I could recover. They are now without any glue, matrix or other stuff. The tip definetly doesn't belong to the tooth, because off the different color. And this was the bottom, I big pile of glue and god knows what other stuff.... After a lot of puzzeling I managed to restore most of the bottom. So this is the final result. No glue, no matrix, no junk, no unrelated bone/tooth parts. I used very very strong super glue. Only a few tiny drops where enough to hold it together. Glue is only in between the pieces and not on the surface. As the tip definetly doesn't belong to this tooth I decieded to not attach it. This is the actual tooth measuring at around 6,3 cm (2.48 in). Again a BIG thank you to Matt @Haravex for helping me with this tooth. Without him this would not be possible. It was the first time I actually restored a fossil and for what it is I'm pritty happy. I learned at lot about fabrications and red flags with this tooth. Way more than you could ever learn from just reading online. In the end you have to make your own experiences with this. See this stuff with your own eyes and work with the material. In the future I will know now better on what to look for.
  20. Fezouata Endless Fossil's Identification

    Hello dear fellows, Any ideas about this one from Fezouata Shale? It has 2,8 x 2,0 cm. A Brachiopod, a Hyolith, a Chrondrophore, a Clam??? Thanks in advance.
  21. Striatolamia macrota (Agassiz 1843)

    From the album Pisces

    12mm. Sand Tiger. Upper Posterior. Eocene Khouribga, Morocco
  22. Striatolamia macrota (Agassiz 1843)

    From the album Pisces

    22mm. Sand Tiger. Lower posterior. Eocene Khouribga, Morocco
  23. Hi all, I'm interested in finally purchasing some (theropod) dinosaur teeth for my collection. I'm just not sure where to start. I've been eyeing up some reasonably-priced stuff from a website. The material comes from the Kem-Kem beds in Morocco. Of course, I understand that going into the realm of dinosaur teeth (especially those from the Kem-Kem beds) and expecting any sort of accurate I.D. would be a poor idea. However, I'd at least like to know if they're even theropod teeth before I drop money on them. (Again, they are very reasonably priced.) There are a couple of items I'm considering: Labeled as "Abelisaur teeth" Labeled as "Carcharodontosaurus teeth" I can post more pics; the seller has a few for each. On one hand, the "carcharodontosaurus" stuff is better documented in the region which is always nice. However the "abelisaur" items are kind of in better shape. I guess my main questions are: Are they actually "dinosaurian" ? (I would be happy just being able to call them "theropod indet." but of course if the given labels are accurate that would be nice.) Would they be bad purchases? What would you purchase, if anything? I apologize in advance for my ignorance and I hope to learn something.
  24. a) Agerina ? If yes, whats the Fezouata species?
  25. Fossil Export Laws - Morocco

    Hi guys, There are obviously a lot of fossils (shark teeth, etc.) in the US and elsewhere from Morocco. So I always assumed that they must have left Morocco legally. But I recently heard that exporting fossils is technically illegal in Morocco, just isn't enforced (except for scientifically significant finds) since it's important economically to a lot of poor people in the country. Can anyone confirm this, and if so, has this always been the case? Thanks.
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