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  1. Ammonites from Morocco

    Hi all, I got those ammonites from @cheney416 in a blind trade. They come from Morocco, but the exact location is unknown. Apparently they are from the Bajocian stage of the Jurassic; 170 mya), but I can't find any Jurassic locations in Morocco containing ammonites... Does anyone know what species these are, and what location they could come from? Thanks, Max
  2. I'd like to buy these three trilobites on eBay and the auctions ends in less than 30 mins. Here are the photos. Are there any resorations on the, both? The seller says that they are both 100% natural and wants $27 for the first two and $24 for the last one. Is that a fair price? Thanks!
  3. Pterosaur Tooth ID

    Hello, Can somebody help me ID this pterosaur tooth? The seller says it was found in the Kem Kem basin in Morocco. The tooth is about 1 1/2 inches long.
  4. Halisaurus arambourgi jaw

    A partial left dentary (lower jaw) of a small mosasaur. On the side there is a large pathology visible on the bone surface.
  5. From the album Trilobites

    Taxonomy: Flexicalymene ouzregui (two specimens) Age: Ordovician Location: Anti-Atlas Mtns, Morocco Source: Purchased
  6. This is my first post ... patience please. I collect amber with insects under normal circumstances. I have inherited a box of different fossil teeth from a relative. I am told the pieces are from Morocco he brought back in the early 70's. The more I read and research online, the more I hear "fake Moroccan fossils". I have no idea but would like to confirm either way. I have followed several threads on this site researching this. If these are real, how is quality determined? Do I need to clean them up or will I damage them? I find a tremendous range in pricing online. I collect amber and know how to value quality but this is a different thing to me. I assume I need to get past the "fake" issue first. I can see what I think is repair (maybe glue or epoxy) on some of the teeth from being broken but not sure. There are quite a few pieces. Any help would be appreciated thanks B
  7. 'Last African dinosaur' discovered in Moroccan mine University of Bath, May 3, 2017‎ http://www.bath.ac.uk/research/news/2017/05/03/last-african-dino/ https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170503213550.htm Morocco dinosaur fossil find 'like winning the lottery' Irvine Times - ‎May 4, 2017‎ http://www.irvinetimes.com/news/15264325.Morocco_dinosaur_fossil_find____like_winning_the_lottery___/ African T. rex was one of last dinosaurs alive before extinction New Scientist - ‎May 3, 2017‎ https://www.newscientist.com/article/2129767-african-t-rex-was-one-of-last-dinosaurs-alive-before-extinction/ Longrich, N.R., Pereda-Suberbiola, X., Jalil, N.E., Khaldoune, F. and Jourani, E., 2017. An abelisaurid from the latest Cretaceous (late Maastrichtian) of Morocco, North Africa. Cretaceous Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2017.03.021 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667116303706 Yours, Paul H.
  8. Hello! Good Night to everyone who participates in my favorite Forum! I present to you the newest member of my collection... It was discovered in Kem Kem, Morocco. Very good condition, although there are natural cracks in the enamel these do not appear to have been glued or restored. But I do not think it's a Rebbachisaurus tooth... What do you think? Thank you all!
  9. Theropod indet.

    From the album Dinosaur teeth

    Theropod indet. Cretaceous (Cenomanian) Kem Kem Beds, Morocco Perfect tooth measuring an inch long. Unsure of what type of theropod it is so if anyone has any ideas I would appreciate any input.
  10. Konservat-Lagerstatt in Northern Africa

    MAR Author&journal credibility:very high i will not post images of the fish here,but they are stunning. Instead I went for the invertebrates Textuallly speaking,this caught my eye: "A few fragments of fern fronds (Fig. 14) were encountered with additional examples seen in fossil dealers’ storehouses in Erfoud on a similar matrix. All are preserved as orange/brown goethite films similar to those encountered in plants from the Crato Formation of Brazil" NB:"After submission of this paper Cavin et al. (2010) published a paper in which the Gara Sbaa locality is discussed in the context of other Moroccan Early Cretaceous vertebrate assemblages, referring to the Gara Sbaa assemblage as the Agoulti assemblage."
  11. Mystery Kem Kem verts

    I'm trying to unravel a Kem Kem turtle mystery at the moment, but in the meantime, I have these two verts that I find myself unable to ID. Which is annoying, because I thought I'd be better able to do so, using the resources of this forum. The first, I suspect to be some kind of croc, but I don't know enough to be sure. I think it's all original - there are several repaired breaks, but I strongly suspect that they are all original bits. I have searched all over, but can't see anything that looks 100% like it, particularly in terms of the neural arch going straight up like that. Please can anyone ID it? It's 6 inches tall, 3.5 inches wide. The second one is pretty big, 6 inches long. I was hoping this would prove to be theropod, but there are no processes evident to help with ID. Thanks
  12. Moroccan Theropod Vertebra

    I'm calling in the Theropod experts for this one! I'm looking for an ID for this vertebrae, or whether the seller's ID is correct, or wishful thinking. The ID/Location information is below and is exactly as it is shown online by the seller. Since there's SoOoOo much conclusive research on Moroccan Theropods this one should be a breeze . Can this vert truly be labeled as anything more than Theropod indet? Currently the seller is labeling this vert as belonging to Rugops Primus. For size reference this vert is 4cm long. I don't own this fossil so I am currently limited to the couple of side view shots provided by the seller. Information: Cretaceous Theropod (Raptor) Tail (Caudal) Vertebra - Rugops primus Tegana Formation, Aptian Kem Kem Basin, Morocco, North Africa Creataceous - 100 Million Years Old
  13. Kem Kem Dinosaur Rib?

    Hi there, I bought this nice dinosaur bone from the Kem Kem basin in Morocco. Just wondering if a rough ID is possible? The seller said it looked like a rib bone but wasn't sure. Is it a theropod or crocodylomorph? It's had some repairs done to it; few gaps filled here and there. All suggestions are much appreciated. Thank you!
  14. Kem Kem IDs

    I've been going through some Kem Kem material and trying to identify some of it, which I know is difficult even for someone that knows what they're doing. I don't, at all, but I am reasonably confident on a few bits - I wondered if anyone would be kind enough to give their opinions on my tentative IDs? 1. First of all, and definitely very tentatively, I was hoping that this was pterosaur. Wishful thinking? It's hollow and splits off in two directions at the end. 2. Secondly, this tooth - I'm daring to dream that it might be... sauropod? It only has a tiny bit of enamel left on it, but I'm going by the heavily blunted shape. Knowing me, it's probably a very poor Spinosaurus. 3 - Fish jaw #1 - I'm not at all sure about this, but it has a row of little 'post holes' that I assumed might be for teeth. But I have no idea. Has all sorts of suggestive shapes and ridges. 4. Fish Jaw #2 - this must be a fish jaw, but can anyone suggest what type of fish? 5 - Mystery tooth - at first I thought this was a scrap of bone, but upon closer examination it is clearly a tooth. The shape seems odd to me, it's very triangular, but I have very little experience with teeth to be fair. One end is very, very slightly (a couple of mm) smaller than the other, but there is no visible curvature on any edge. It needs prepping since it's still covered in matrix on every side, but I was wondering if the triangular shape was suggestive of anything. You can just make out the row of serrations on the photo below, along the top, so it must be theropod. 6. A small limb bone from a theropod maybe? The bone is hollow and oval. Needs more prep really, when my workshop is back in action. 7. Crocodile scute. I know that this is some kind of armour, but where were these plates positioned? Down the back? And were they just below the skin? Took a lot of prep to get it this far! Sorry, I didn't set out to post so many bits. Any conformation/refutation/information appreciated. Paul
  15. Rooted Spinosaurid tooth

    The newest addition to our dinosaur fossil collection from the Kem Kem Beds in Morocco, a rooted Spinosaurid tooth. It is 6 inches in length, and really shows the strength and size of this animal. There is some cool feed wear on the tip as well. This one is for my 7 year old son, and will be in his Easter basket on Sunday morning. Spinosaurus is is favorite dinosaur, and he's going to go bananas! Can't wait to see the look on his face! .
  16. Hi everybody, I moved my attention to this item, the price is around 550 USD. I would like your advice if the tooth is real and if the price is too high. Thank you all Greetings
  17. Misidentified as Carcharocles auriculatus ?

    Hi Guys, Wanted to ping the brain trust. This tooth was listed as a Carcharocles auriculatus from Morocco ...... the serrations look more like a Paleocarcharodon orientalis from Morocco to me. Though I'm not familiar with the morphology or variation in these teeth so I was curious what others thought. It's a bit small so there's that as well. Thanks, Brett
  18. Kem Kem bone fragments

    A couple of days ago I bought a couple of dozen pieces of random Kem Kem material (I suppose you'd call it the junk that couldn't be sold individually). I know that Kem Kem is a bit mysterious, and that it can be difficult or impossible to identify random bits of bone even to the type of bone, let alone the specific animal. But what that said, that's exactly what I'm hoping someone can do I could identify quite a lot of the pieces, such as sawfish teeth, a piece of shark fin spine, and some fish verts. But most of it is just a mystery. Can anyone help with these bits? This first bone is hollow. Does this mean anything, in this context? The second has a characteristic shape, and I was wondering if that meant it could be narrowed down to the type of bone? The third is just a very robust bone. I don't know if anything can be gleamed from it. Finally, this looks like some sort of scale. Fish? Thanks very much in advance.
  19. New Calymene Trilobite

    Trilobite from the Tiskaouine Alnif area , Atlas Mountains, Morocco. (purchased from trusted dealer)
  20. Hello Does these trilobites looks real? It's a ceratarges and a Phacops from Merakib, Morocco. The seller said there are 27 hours of work in this piece. What are your opinions? Thanks for looking
  21. We took a trip to Morocco last month and wanted to grab some fossils to bring back for ourselves and for gifts. We basically had no clue what we were doing and on top of that ran out of time in Southeast Morocco to hit up some stores, and were only able to stop at one random store somewhere outside of Alnif. Mainly just curious if anything is fake. I don't think we really got the greatest specimens. They had some nicer looking ones, but we really didn't feel like spending much money. Any thoughts would be great. Also have a trip report that I put online if anyone was interested, mainly just pics of our travels around Morocco lcmorocco.wordpress.com
  22. Trilobite species

    Hi all, I have a question about this trilobite. It`s for sure real (buyer from a very good taxidermist i Morocco) As you see it`s little translucent (like some russians) and you can see a oar through it. But can someone tell me what kind of species it is? or family? best wishes
  23. Siroccopteryx tooth

    Tooth of a Pterosaur.
  24. Kem Kem Bone Spike/Horn?

    I recently bought a whole bunch of chunkosaur pieces. Most unidentifiable. But there was some interesting stuff in there as well. This piece in particular looks interesting. At first glance it looks like just a chunk of bone. But then I noticed that most sides still show the outside cortical bone without much damage. The two main sides which are both subtly rounded, are vertically straight and seem to converge into a point. The whole thing is roughly cone shaped. Viewing it from the pointed end it is roughly oval shaped. There is a flat bit on the "underside" of the cone. The bone structure is very dense on one side and very rugose and open near the tip and the other side of the bone, indicating possible fast growth or remodeling. The broken inside also shows a lot of open spaces and air pockets. Now the problem is, that this looks to me like some kind of spike or horn. But I don't know of anything in the Kem Kem beds that has these kinds of structures. Crocodiles have scutes and such, but this piece doesn't resemble armour as it doesn't seem dense enough. Ankylosaurs have spikes, but those aren't present in Kem Kem and their armour is denser as well. The closest thing I could find with a similar shape, was the brow horn of Carnotaurus, which is also not present in Kem Kem. It's a really weird shape that I can't seem to place. Any ideas? Side and "top" rounded surface with dense bone. Other side view and the other rounded side. Cross section of dense bone. "bottom". And broken tip of the "spike". Details.
  25. Postponing one planned purchase prompts searching for another, funny how that works Well, this is one I've started obsessing about somewhat, a lower Mosasaur jaw in matrix. I've read through a lot of threads on the subject on here and figured a few things; most importantly, it's not one of the common tourist souvenir Moroccan fake jaws with inserted teeth. It is from a Mosasaur (at least according to the seller and how it appears to my newbie eyes) but others here will surely have a more accurate label. Now, the seller readily declares there's been some repair and/or restoration--- mainly to the roots of the teeth. I am not sure if he suggests repaired roots or ones built "from the ground up" but I've asked for more info and detailed photos of these areas and expect to have them soon. It's a relatively big piece, the jaw itself appears to be around 30" long, and the seller labels it as having been found in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. What do you think? Collectible or do you see too many repairs and/or restorations for it to be worthwhile?
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