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  1. What Calymene Species Are These?

    Hello again everyone. These are two of my favorite fossils, both Calymene spp. The first one was owned by my teacher for his biology classroom until he agreed to sell it to me because I had grown to love it. Unfortunately, as you can see, its cephalon is very damaged so that makes it more difficult to tell what it is. I know that it's definitely a Calymene, but I'm wondering which species, if possible to tell. In my own personal research, I found that I believed he most closely resembled a Calymene tristani? but I am very much an amateur and am not sure on that. If anyone could give me some more input despite his relatively poor condition, I'd appreciate it. This second one I purchased online, and was sold as a Calymene sp. from Morocco. It is quite a bit smaller than the first one and its body appears more compressed, for lack of a better word?, which leads me to believe it's a different species. It is also significantly better preserved. Is this Moroccan species simply unnamed, or is there a more specific name out there that I'm unable to find? Thanks in advance, everyone :-)
  2. Kem kem dromaeosauridae jaw?

    Hello! I get this jaw with a tooth from Kem Kem. The tooth seems like abelisaurid or dromaeosauridae. What do you think? Thank you so much!
  3. Hi, I bought this tooth last year and was wondering if anyone knew if it is authentic? It is about two inches long. TIA
  4. Being sold as part of the bottom jaw of a Mosasaur--no species mentioned. From Khourigba, Morocco. 5CM high x 10cm long x 6 cm wide. To me, the jaw section seems legit bone with the photo showing the bone structure and the shattered roots of teeth, but is the whole tooth added or is it actually part of it? Thanks very much.
  5. Mosasaur vert --Morocco

    I don't have a Mosasaur vert, so hope this is accurate. Possible Prognathodon. Is Mosasaur accurate, or a chunky plesiosaur or croc? Any help appreciated.
  6. I know these are often composited, but if anyone can have a look, see how these are, that wpuld be great. I intend to get 1 globidens and one Mosasaurus Anceps. Ancepz I will put on post 2 1 - 15cm long from Benguerir 2 - 12 cm long --the different shading at the root, is that a sign the teeth are added? 3 - 10.5 cm
  7. unknown tooth

    hi guys i need your help for identification i have this strange tooth , look like tooth of sperm whale , eocen perhaps ypresian or lutetian.
  8. What is it?

    Hey guys, I saw this for sale but I have no idea of what it is. It has no location but it looks Moroccan? 4cm. Hopefully someone can help. Many thanks and kind regards.
  9. Hello! I recently saw this crocodile skull fossil at a rock shop. I understand that there are many fake croc fossils from Morocco, but I'm having trouble identifying this one. I don't see any obvious signs that are present with bad fakes, but I'm a real novice at fossil identification. Are there any red flags I'm missing? For reference, the skull is approximately 11" x 4".
  10. Hello! First time poster here. I was wondering if anyone could help tell me if this tooth is a composite or not. I have read up on a few other that look similar, but I am still hopeful. Realistically, it probably is composite. I have a UV light and can give more details about it if they are needed. Thanks!
  11. Labelled as a Mosasaur skull, from Morocco. I suspect it's more partial skull or skull sections rather than the entirety (but still pretty nice) But, anyone able to take a look and give your thoughts on if it looks legit? It'd make a jolly nice centerpiece to my Kem Kem display. If this gets the go ahead as being real, I will order it and a few other bits from the same seller tonight. Quite small, so either a juvenile or a smaller species of Mosasaur? It's the small size that's making me question it. Picture 1 -- the eye socket and other hole match other Mosasaur skulls, so I'm correct that that's the upper skull section? Picture 4 -- this looks like it has teeth sockets? So a jaw. Picture 6 -- Is the longish, segmented bone a row of verts? From Mosasaur or something else in the matrix? If someone could take a look, that would be awesome. Thanks
  12. Hi everyone, Some time ago I was doing some prep on a block from the Phospate mines of Khouribga in Morocco (Cretaceous, Maastrichtian, 70 mya) with some Idgamanosaurus teeth in it. There were a lot of goodies in the block besides the two rooted Igdamanosaurus teeth like some coprolites, fish verts, a mosasaur tooth, Cretalamna tooth & Enchodus tooth. But I also found this little shark tooth which is around 2 mm in length, but I can't seem find a proper ID for it. So I was hoping that there might be someone here on the forum with some knowlegde on micro teeth from Khouribga that might know what this tooth is. Thank you in advance!
  13. Flat elongated Kem Kem bone ID

    I've got this long flat bone from the Kem Kem with a wide base, it was presumably attached to a larger bone. It also seems like it's missing the tip. I thought it might be a small spinosaurid neural spine but it has a weird lump of bone on one side so it seems like it is something else. Is this lump a muscle scar? Or a healed wound? And could this bone be an odd spinosaurid neural spine or is it something entirely else?
  14. Hello all I have a question about these three big crocodylomorph teeth from the Kem Kem beds in Morocco. The Kem Kem beds are Cenomanian (early late Cretaceous) in age. These are my three teeth: The left one is an 8,5 cm long tooth crown (maybe partial rooted but not too much) which is very slender. It has carinae ( Correct term for Crocodilians?) running all the way along the crown. The middle one is a rooted, slender tooth of 9 cm with a missing tip. The first time I saw this tooth for a moment I thought it would be a Pliosaur tooth, until I saw the location. I am not sure if the missing tip is chewing damage or just because the fossil broke. The complete tooth would have been 9,3-9,5 cm I think. It does have carinae, but they don’t seem to run along the entire 4 cm long crown. The root itself is around 5 cm long and hollow. The last one is a very robust 6 cm long tooth crown with clear carinae running along the entire tooth. This tooth is way smaller than the first one, but a lot more robust. My problem with these teeth is ID’ing them. Crocodile teeth usually aren’t easy but I really wanted to try to get some ID on these. Some background info: So far seven Crocodylomorphs are described in the Kem Kem beds. 1: First of, Araripesuchus rattoides I couldn’t really find any good pictures of teeth from this species, but I found this picture of a jaw of Araripesuchus wegneri from Niger My teeth certainly do not belong to this genus because of size and shape. 2: Next, Laganosuchus maghrebensis, a species who’s teeth also don’t look similar to mine. 3: Hamadasuchus rebouli has pretty distinctive teeth. They are usually serrated and a lot smaller. 4: Next up, Aegisuchus witmeri, a croc with a holotype without any teeth. However, the size estimates given to this crocodile are too small to contain such big teeth, so I also rule this one out. 5: We also have Kemkemia auditorei, but this species is only known from caudal vertebra. According to Wikipedia (I know, great source), this would have been a crocodylomorph with a size of 4 to 5 meters. I can’t really comment on teeth of this species, but when I compared it with the largest tooth recorded (9cm) of the biggest crocodile today (Saltwater crocodile), this tooth was even larger than the biggest of the Saltwater crocodile, while that specific individual must have been 1 to 2 meters bigger than the 4 to 5 meter estimate on Kemkemia, so I think we can rule that species also out. 6: The last one I feel pretty confident in ruling out is Lavocatchampsa sigogneaurusselae. Beside being way to small, it’s teeth looks nothing like mine. 7: Now onto the most famous Kem Kem crocodile: Elosuchus cherifiensis. The original description of the genus Elosuchus included these teeth. According to the description and this picture, I am pretty sure the tooth on the right does belong to this species. The other two teeth do not fit this description however. For the tooth on the left one I can believe it’s a different position in the jaw, but I am far from sure. The middle tooth is something else I think. It could of course be a case of heterodonty, but it differs quite a lot from the two others. So what do you guys think? Is this a case of heterodonty, or is there some huge, undescribed crocodylomorph present in the Kem Kem beds? Really looking forward to what you think. Pictures from: Larsson, H. C. E., en C. A. Sidor. “Unusual Crocodyliform Teeth from the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of Southeastern Morocco”. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19, nr. 2 (1999): 398–401. Martin, Jeremy E., en France De Lapparent De Broin. “A Miniature Notosuchian with Multicuspid Teeth from the Cretaceous of Morocco”. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 36, nr. 6 (november 2016). Sereno, Paul, en Hans Larsson. “Cretaceous Crocodyliforms from the Sahara”. ZooKeys 28 (19 november 2009): 1–143. Lapparent de Broin, France de. “Elosuchus, a New Genus of Crocodile from the Cretaceous of the North of Africa”. Comptes Rendus Palevol 1, nr. 5 (1 december 2002): 275.
  15. Vertebrae ID (Kem-Kem)

    Hi! I recently got 4 vertebras from Morocco (Kem-Kem beds). They told me that one of them (the smallest one, nº4) is a theropod vertebra but I don't know what kind of theropod it comes from (or even if it is possible to know). And I'm completely lost with the other 3 (number 1 - 3), I don't know if they are Spinosaurus, crocodile or even a mosasaur... Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance!
  16. Kem Kem croc jaw fragments ID

    I've got five jaw fragments from the Kem Kem of which I think they are from crocodilians. Any ideas as to what genus or species these belong would be appriciated. 1. No idea what this jaw is from, but my best guess is some crocodilian. 2. I also don't know what this is but also probably some crocodilian. 3. This one has a hard layer of sediment covering it and it's missing the underside of the jaw. It looks a bit like the dented part of a Spinosaurus dentary but it's more likely also crocodilian. 4. Definitely crocodilian, has a typical croc texture (lots of dents). To me it looks like a right jugal with a part of the maxilla. 5. Also some crocodilian, resembles an Elosuchus jaw but it's pretty small so maybe a juvenile or some other croc. Have fun ID'ing!
  17. Hello, I'm new on this forum and I've got a fossil of which I don't know what it is so I thought I'd ask. It's from the Kem Kem. I don't know which formation but it comes from Taouz. Only one side has been preparated. I haven't preparated the other side because it's a pretty thin bone and I'm afraid it might break. It seems like it has broken and been repaired before. Also, there's an Onchopristis tooth attached to it. I think it might be a skull fragment because of it's odd shape. Specifically I think it might be some theropod's left postorbital of which only the inside has been preparated. But there aren't a lot of Kem Kem skulls to compare it to. So it might be something entirely else. Any ideas as to what it could be would be highly appreciated. Top view Front view
  18. Hi this is a bone I just repaired originally from Morocco, it was broken into two pieces. Please can I have help to identify it. I am guessing Spinosaurus femur. Its 18 inches long, 2 inch diameter at the smallest point and 3.5 inches diameter at the widest, Thank you
  19. I was given this fossil broken in 8 larger pieces and much dust. I put it back together, but have no clue what it is. I know its from Morocco and possibly the Kem Kem area. Please can you help me identify it, its been bugging me. Thank you
  20. Morocco Shark Teeth

    I bought a bag of assorted Morocco shark teeth several years ago and never properly identified them. I have tried to identify them now and could use some help. The measurements are from the top of the root to the tip of the crown #1 - Otodus obliquus? Tooth is about 4 cm #2- Striatolamia sp.? Tooth is about 1.75 cm #3- Cretolamna appendiculata? Tooth is about 3 cm #4- ??? Tooth is about 4 cm #5- ??? Tooth is about 4.5 cm #6- Cretolamna appendiculata? Tooth is about 4.5 cm #7- Cretolamna appendiculata? Tooth is about 4.25 cm #8- Cretolamna appendiculata? Tooth is about 4 cm #9- Cretolamna appendiculata? Teeth are about 3-3.25 cm
  21. Hello, and thanks to everyone who helped with my last trilobite that I had inquired about. I had a bad feeling about it from the start, so I wasn’t surprised that it turned out to be mostly fake. I have a few more trilobites here that I’ve acquired over the years that I was hoping to get some more opinions on, and if possible maybe get the species identified, as not all of them were identified when I bought them. I'll start with just this one for now (I was going to post more, but I seem to have reached some file limit and can't post any more photos in this thread). It is about six inches outstretched. I am certain that it is at least partially real, as there is some good eye detail, but there is also some very obvious restoration work on one of the eyes, which indicates that at least some portion of the fossil is not original, and I was wondering if anyone can say which parts of this trilobite are original fossil and which are not. Also, there is a split in the rock which divides the fossil in half at about the point where the cephalon meets the thorax (it looks further down from the bottom of the matrix, but from the top that’s where the crack is), so I suspect that this may be a composite. Thank you
  22. Marine reptile rib

    I more than likely buy this fossil anyway because of its very low price--unless somebody spots something wrong, like it being two seperate bones stuck together But I figured I'd see if anyone can narrow down more what it's from. It's labelled as unidentified marine reptile rib from the Taouz Morocco. The seller says possible plesiosaur, mosasaur or crocodile. It is 9cm long. Probably very difficult to identify closer, really. It's a long shot, but hey, anyone has a better idea and can narrow it down so I can label it more precisely than "marine reptile rib" that would be great. Thanks very much.
  23. Sauropod claw?

    Labelled as unidentified dinosaur claw, most likely a sauropod. Mentioned it's a baby claw. To me it looks like some sauropod claws I see for sale, just smaller--but it could easily be a turtle spur? 3/4" long. From Tegana Formation, Kem Kem Basin. Any help would be great.
  24. Hi all, new member here. While searching for a gift for my mentors, who collect dinosaur fossils, I came across this (attached) Spinosaurus aegyptiacus tooth. Unfortunately, the vendor's website only has the two pictures attached. They're claiming it is 2-1/2" . Found at the "Kem Kem Region Of Morocco". I would love to hear your thoughts on whether this is real, or worth it at all. Thank you! Fabio
  25. Croc or dino vert?

    I saw this pair for sale, before buying, I figured I'd check if they are dino as listed rather than crocodile. If anyone could take a look, that would be great. Described as two caudal verts, larger one repaired. From Kem Kem Basin. They are small, the cube pictured is 1cm.