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  1. 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
  2. Hi guys! I picked up three Moroccan trilobites at the NJ/NY show this weekend. None were labelled but I think I have at least the genus correct on these. Let me know if I got something wrong. Cornuproetus sp. Phacops sp.? Parahomalonotus
  3. Dinosaur Vertebra - Dromaeosaur?

    Hello guys. I´m always eager to expand my fossil collection, and recently got the opportunity to buy this one. On the website it is listed as: "Vertebra from dinosaur, probably from raptor/dromaeosaur spec. Good condition, no repair and no restoration. 27 mm long Weight 11 gram Cretaceous Approx 90 myo Tegana, Kem Kem, Morocco" And here´s the images: So, for the reason of the thread, here´s my question to the experts around here: Is there anything distinguishable on this thing that can tell that this fossil is from a dromaeosaur (or even a dinosaur) at all? Help would be highly appreciated. /Sebastian
  4. Scyphocrinites. sp

    From the album My fossils collection

    Scyphocrinites. sp from Djebel Issoumour, Alnif, Morocco, Silurian period
  5. Selenopeltis. buchi and Mucronaspis.sp

    From the album My fossils collection

    Selenopeltis. buchi and Mucronaspis.sp from Mount Boutchrafine Erfoud, Morocco, Ordovician period
  6. Crotalocephalus. gibbus

    From the album My fossils collection

    Crotalocephalus. gibbus from Laarchana Alnif Morocco Devonian period
  7. Here is a piece of fossilized starfish mortality plate from Morocco. Can anyone help me identify the respective species on this fossil please? Thanks for the help.
  8. Spinosaurus. aegyptiacus tooth

    From the album My fossils collection

    Spinosaurus. aegyptiacus tooth from Kem Kem bed Morocco, Cretaceous period
  9. I've purchase this Nautiloid, that comes from the Moroccan Devonian. I know that belongs to the Clymenia family...But that's all! No idea of the exact strata or place from it belongs, or it's exact name. Can somebody help me?
  10. Fish cranium

    From the album Some verts and greenies

    Strange fish skull from the Cretaceous or paleocene of the phosphate mines of Khourigba. Morocco
  11. Squalicorax Bassanii

    From the album Some verts and greenies

    Rare Squalicorax Bassanii tooth Final Cretaceous. Khourighba Phosphate mines-Morocco
  12. Shark Teeth Id Help

    These small shark teeth were found in Morocco, and I would really like to know what sharks they are from. The first two look similar, but the last looks like it is from another shark. I need some ID help.
  13. Id Help Please

    Hello there. Do someone has a clue about those ones? A friend bring them from Morocco. Lack of detailed data but maybe someone can suggest something to search. By now, i just have photos available as i don't know if they deserve a better approach. Maybe someone recognizes it... Thanks in advance, Miguel Pais
  14. 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:
  15. 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.
  16. 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) ?:
  17. Abelisaurid Tooth

    From the album Reptile Fossils

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

    © Olof Moleman

  18. 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!
  19. 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!
  20. Prognathodon Skull 3

    From the album Prognathodon Skull

    © Seth Sorensen 2013

  21. Prognathodon Skull 1

    From the album Prognathodon Skull

    © Seth Sorensen 2013

  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. 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