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  1. Turtle Fossil?

    Hi, can anyone tell me what these are? The picture was taken in Morocco on the edges of the Sahara desert, not far from Merzouga. Our guide said they were fossilised turtles. Can anyone confirm? Thanks.
  2. Enchodus Prep Morocco

    I thought I'd share a couple of Enchodus matrix pieces I prepped down this week. Been sitting on these for awhile now, the small one I had done most the prep on a couple years ago and decided it was time to finish them and to keep or clean off the shelves. These come from the quarries near Oulad Bouali from when I visited there in 2006 - 2008. I think it's important to note how the teeth actually look compared to those often sold on eBay or other retailer websites, the natural teeth are not all the large "terminator" teeth as found on the end of the jaw, often they take a jaw, like these, and will plaster the larger teeth in place to make a "showier" specimen, very hard to find specimens like these online. The same type of forgery as done to the Mosasaur sp from this locality. Preparation was done using a small pick, nylon brush, and a paleotools chisel when needed to move larger matrix and landscaping, consolidated with Paraloid b-72, First is a really nicely intact single jaw segment with a few teeth. Before: During prep I exposed what turned out to be a couple broken teeth on the left and fractured the second from the right. A single shark tooth was exposed beneath the jaw, this matrix was surprisingly lacking in other fossils, just the occasional fish vert. After:
  3. Mysterious Dinosaur Tooth

    So, a couple of days ago i bought this fossil dinosaur tooth. The information i got was the following: - It is a real fossil dinosaur tooth - It was found in Morocco - It is 80 million years old By looking at it, it is about 1,2 cm long (i do not have anything to measure it with right now). Judging from what i know about moroccoan cretaceous fauna i´d say it´s a dromaeosaurid, but i am not sure. It could be a mosasaur or shark tooth, but that would contradict the information i got (i do not know if it´s real information though). In the photo i´m providing i realise that it looks like plastic, but i can guarantee that it doesn´t look like that in real life, plus, it´s not my first dino tooth, so i´d say that it´s a real fossil dinosaur tooth, i only need help to identify it. Did this belong to a dromaeosaurid (sorry for the quite big picture) ?:
  4. Abelisaurid Tooth

    From the album Reptile Fossils

    Tooth of an Abelisaurid. Location: Kem Kem Beds, Morocco Age: Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous

    © Olof Moleman

  5. Thought you would enjoy this upper Lower Ordovician lichid from near Alnif Morocco that arrived today from my good friend Malek. It turns out that while this resembles Uralichas (and out of 4 or 5 others found have been called in past Uralichas sp?) it is much older (former is Upper Ordovician) and this critter is from upper part of the Lower Ordovician NE of Zagora (near Alnif). So it has been described and is in review/press by Dr. Joan A. Vela from Spain, he told me: Dear Russ, Joan Corbacho sent me your mail. I am going to publish a paper about this trilobite. Now this paper is with the referees and will be eventualy published. If you want I can send you a pdf when published. This trilobite is a new genus and species: Nanolichas parvus VELA. By the way, the formation is Schistes des Fezouata supérieurs and the age is Arenig/Floian (Lower Ordovician). Best wishes. Dr. Joan A. Vela Nanolichas parvus VELA in press, gen. nov. and sp. nov Order Lichida, Family Lichidae Schistes supérieurs des Fezouata Formation (Upper Fezouata) Arenig/Floian Age Lower Ordovician Dra Valley, near Zagora Morocco More in next post too big to upload EDIT: Images removed by topic starter
  6. Hi, I am new to the fossil world and have just recently acquired a tooth. I recently purchased a tooth from a shop in a small town in California. The shopkeeper said it was a Tyrannosaurus rex tooth, but I immediately had doubts on the accuracy of the identification. Firstly, she kept saying that her boss acquired most of the fossils in Morocco. I went home and researched and this made me think maybe it's a Carcharodontosaurus tooth. Secondly, the price didn't reflect that of a real Tyrannosaurus rex tooth of this size (3" roughly). I emailed the owner of the shop and he called today and said that it is actually an Allosaurus tooth. He also confirmed it came from Morocco. He said he's been in the fossil market for 20+ years, dealing with same people, never had any complaints, blah blah. I just want to be sure of what I have. I'm still leaning toward Carcharodontosaurus. I built a shadowbox for it and want to engrave a little plate to put on the outside, so I want the species to be correct. I have attached a couple of photos. The one on the purple box is from me, and the others are from the shopkeeper. If anyone is familiar with this, I would love to know what you think. I'll be happy to send more photos or info. Thank you!
  7. Is This Trilobite A Fake?

    Hi everybody! I'm just wondering if this trilobite is authentic. I have seen no faults of fakery yet (no air bubbles) but the last thing I'm looking at is the eyes. This trilobite is from Morocco and that is why I am questioning it. A lot of you probably know that trilobite eyes are special and this trilobite species has schizochroal eyes. One eye does seem schizochroal but the other is just a little, um..., not sure how to put this but...broken? You can take a look at the picture. I need to know if this is real. Thanks!
  8. 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 solvay 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 like tylosaurus proriger massive form 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)
  9. Prognathodon Skull 3

    From the album Prognathodon Skull

    © Seth Sorensen 2013

  10. Prognathodon Skull 1

    From the album Prognathodon Skull

    © Seth Sorensen 2013

  11. Last week, I went to Stanford's earth sciences library to look for shark articles old and new. While looking at the most recent issues of various journals on hand (sadly, the university subscribes to far fewer than in past years), I noticed artwork of a mosasaur on the cover of the January 2012 issue of the Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France. The issue emanates from a 2010 meeting of mosasaur specialists from around the world at the Paris Museum of Natural History (French initials being "MNHN") and contains several articles on mosasaurs. I am mostly interested in sharks but also collect a little of everything, and over the years, I've bought or traded for a few mosasaur teeth and bones, especially with specimens being so inexpensive from Morocco - even the uncommon species. I leafed through the issue and noticed an article titled "The Mosasaur collections of the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle of Paris." It is a 19-page review of the holotypes of several species collected in France, some historic specimens (including the type specimen of Mosasaurus hoffmanni, a war tropy the French army took from Holland in 1794) and a diverse selection from all over the world. The MNHN also contains the study material for Camille Arambourg's classic 1952 monograph on the vertebrates of the Moroccan phosphates (over 100,000 specimens - mostly shark teeth but also hundreds of mosasaur teeth, jaw sections, and vertebrae). I had heard that some of the genera and species names had been changed and have heard collectors go from Mosasaurus anceps to Leiodon anceps and back to M. anceps so it was interesting to see that just that one article would be a handy reference to update myself on current usage. I didn't realize that there were at least 10 recognized species of mosasaur from the Moroccan phosphates (would have guessed four or five). Anyway, I assume the mosasaur collectors on the forum already know about the issue but I thought it was worth mentioning. I neglected to note the titles of the other articles at the time (photocopied only that one article) but you can find them here: http://bsgf.geoscienceworld.org/content/183/1.toc You will also see that the focus on mosasaurs extends to the next issue (March 2012): http://bsgf.geoscienceworld.org/content/current Jess
  12. Drotops megalomanicus

    From the album Morocco

    Please DO NOT... 1) Repost this without my permission 2) Claim this as your own 3) Post it elsewhere without stating permission situation If you are planning to change this image in any way, please contact me before you do so. This image has been copyrighted. ------------------------------------------------------------------- This Drotops is almost free of it's original exoskeleton, instead most of it is preserved in calcite. It measures ~14 cm in length. From the Devonian of Alnif, Morocco

    © ©2012 ~quicksilver123

  13. Psephechinus

    From the album Morocco

    Please DO NOT... 1) Repost this without my permission 2) Claim this as your own 3) Post it elsewhere without stating permission situation If you are planning to change this image in any way, please contact me before you do so. This image has been copyrighted. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Given as a gift. Original Location is unsure, but it is from the Devonian of Morocco.

    © ©2012 ~quicksilver123

  14. Asaphellus sp.

    From the album Morocco

    Please DO NOT... 1) Repost this without my permission 2) Claim this as your own 3) Post it elsewhere without stating permission situation If you are planning to change this image in any way, please contact me before you do so. This image has been copyrighted. ------------------------------------------------------------------- This Asaphellus measures 4" in length. It has around 20% of restoration, mainly around the right genal area, right eye and central glabellular area. It is from the Ordovician of Zagora fm, Morocco.

    © ©2012 ~quicksilver123

  15. Paralejurus hamlagdadicus

    From the album Morocco

    Please DO NOT... 1) Repost this without my permission 2) Claim this as your own 3) Post it elsewhere without stating permission situation If you are planning to change this image in any way, please contact me before you do so. This image has been copyrighted. ------------------------------------------------------------------- This Paralejurus measures 2.8" in length. From the Devonian of Alnif, Morocco.

    © ©2012 ~quicksilver123

  16. Cambropallas telesto

    From the album Morocco

    Please DO NOT... 1) Repost this without my permission 2) Claim this as your own 3) Post it elsewhere without stating permission situation If you are planning to change this image in any way, please contact me before you do so. This image has been copyrighted. ------------------------------------------------------------------- This Cambropallas has no restoration done to it. It measures 22 cm in length. Original location is unclear, but it is from the Cambrian of Morocco.

    © ©2012 ~quicksilver123

  17. Morrocan Ammonite And Trilobites

    Hi all, I 've got three fossils whose species I am unable to nail down. First up, I can't tell if my large ammonite is a Cambropallas or an Andalusiana. The specimen is 5" long.
  18. Khouribgha, Morocco is a treasure trove of fossils, especially in reptilian teeth. Recently I came to acquire an Elasmosaurus tooth from Khouribgha, Morocco. However, I am not aware if that place actually yields Elasmosaurus fossils. is it more likely I have a mis-identified Plesiosaurus mauritanicus tooth?
  19. Deltadromeus Vs Bahariasaurus

    I am just wondering if you guys can help me, I have been collecting dinosaur teeth for several years now and have always been fascinated by them. I am aware of Deltadromeus and Bahariasaurus and am equally aware that no skull material has been recovered from either species which is where my question comes from...... Are they the same thing? If you have a 3 inch theropod tooth from the Kem Kem that is neither Spinosaurus or Carcharodontosaurus then what is it? Why do more and more reputable dealers list teeth belonging to both species? I have obtained some of the better quality examples and to me they look like an inflated Carcharodontosaurus tooth. I would be interested in all opinions. Cheers
  20. My Kem Kem Tooth Collection

    I just acquired some new specimens in my Moroccan Kem Kem dinosaur and reptile tooth collection. Thought i'd show you guys the lot. They are all from the Kem Kem/Tegana Formation near Taouz, Morocco. As you can see i love collecting dinosaur and reptile teeth from this area! The larger ones are incredibly rare and virtually non-existant at the formation nowadays. I'm quite proud of them! What do you guys think? P.S- that "Ankylosaur" tooth was infact looked at by Robert Bakker. He thinks it is from an Ankylosaur, which is ultra rare because no Ankylosaurs are known from the formation yet!
  21. Spinosaurid tooth

    From the album Reptile Fossils

    Spinosaurus aegyptiacus Stromer, 1915 A small tooth of a Spinosaurid. Location: Kem Kem beds, Morocco Age: Cenomanian, Upper Cretaceous

    © Olof Moleman

  22. Flexicalymene ouzregui

    From the album Invertebrates

    Flexicalymene ouzregui Destombes, 1966 Lower Ordovician Tazoulait Morocco Length 5 cm / 2 inch