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Found 957 results

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  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. Otodus obliquus (Agassiz 1843)

    From the album Pisces

    Slant length 7cm. Paleocene Khouribga, Morocco
  8. 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)
  9. 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!
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. Dinosaur Migration

    From Morocco World News : https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2019/11/286852/flesh-eating-dinosaurs-migrated-between-morocco-and-europe/
  13. 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.
  14. Striatolamia macrota (Agassiz 1843)

    From the album Pisces

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

    From the album Pisces

    22mm. Sand Tiger. Lower posterior. Eocene Khouribga, Morocco
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. I recently saw a few large ammonites for sale. The seller said the are ancanthoceras ammonites from Cretaceous Morocco. They are about 4-6 inches (10-15 cm) in diameter. Can anyone tell me if these are real and if the ID is correct? Thanks.
  19. Mystery Theropod Tooth - Kem Kem

    I've been browsing online, and come across this tooth. It's listed as Carch, but the serrations look completely wrong to me. The profile of the tooth doesn't particularly scream Carcharodontosaurid or Abelisaurid (though the distal margin does look quite straight) as far as I can judge. Any ideas, anyone? These are the best photos provided... Mesial margin: Distal margin: Distal denticles:
  20. Crocodile Tooth?

    Hi all, Just wanted to ask around and see if anyone had an answer for this. I purchased this tooth, labeled as an extinct crocodile species - Crocodylus/Kentisuchus Spenceri. Upon doing some research, I find myself confused - Wikipedia says that this species has only been found in England, France & Ukraine. My specimen is from Morocco. If it isn’t the species I mentioned, what is it? Specimen is just over an inch long. Thanks, Nate
  21. Posible Deltadromeus huge tooth

    Hello! What do you think about this tooth? Posible Deltadromeus? Thank you so much! IMG_3885.mp4
  22. Ifrane, Morocco.

    Hi, gang. Some of you may remember the Southern Morocco trip I took in February. One of the places visited was quite near to me, about 70 km, lovely Swiss style mountain town called Ifrane where I found some Middle Jurassic brachiopods and echinoids. See http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/93193-ifrane-middle-atlas-morocco/&tab=comments#comment-1026671 A friend offered to drive me up there for the day so off we went I decided to check some outcrops on the other side of the road this time so went and had a peek.Sorry, no photos this time as wifey didn't come, she was ironing her money and she has the only camera phone. The first outcrop is an oyster bed crammed with enormous oysters. This is incredibly hard and couldn't be broken safely. (safely as in getting the fossils out in one piece, not my own personal well-being). But I was lucky enough to find this monster just lying a the base: Scale in inches it would seem. I think I can clean it up a bit. Eventually. After i'd dragged my broken carcass a few hundred whatevers further on, the limestone became yellower, softer but still pretty hard. Lots of broken shell material, a couple of ammonite bits, but the only salvageable items were these couple of rather nice gastropods; again, they should clean up a bit better: Oh, the scale's in centimetres this time. I felt like a change. You know, it's amazing how often I've given up on a days collecting and then, on the way back to the car, you find something just in your path that makes the trip. Here was mine this time : Forgot the scale altogether. Sigh. Maybe four or five centmetres diameter. Harpoceras, perhaps? It has a very pronounced keel. @Ludwigia Roger? I'll be able to prep this pretty well in 2046 when i get to my Jurassic stuff. Nothing spectacular, but it's always so nice to be out in the field collecting. Life's Good. Adam.
  23. Trilobite ID

    I was given this Trilobite as a gift from a friend of mine He went past the same shop where I got my first fossils from (almost a year ago! ), saw a few bits in the window, went in and got me this Was told it is from Morocco, but no further info. I have had a look through my book, and think it's a Flexicalymene Can anyone confirm?
  24. Hello I have just bought through an online auction my first fossil, supposedly a Carcarodontossaurus tooth but I'm in doubt if it is real. Can you guys help me analyzing it's authenticity? Description and pictures follows below: LOCATION: Taouz, Errachidia Province, South Morocco GEOLOGICAL FORMATION: Ifezouane Formation, Red Sandstone Beds, KemKem Basin Size and weight: 50.5 mm • 1.99 in, 13g DESCRIPTION Finest grade Carcharodontosaurus tooth. It is complete, from the base to the tip. Its lateral serrations are deeply developed. This tooth has been stabilized on its surface by Paraloid B-72 to ensure its stability and consistency. This process does not affect neither the color nor any of the characteristics. It simply makes the specimen better preserved in the long term. It has small fractures that have been glued but no restored or fabricated at the lower part of the tooth.
  25. Ancient Shark Skeleton Found

    Ancient Shark phoebodus was eel like and resembled frilled sharks. More than one skeletal element was found in the mountains in Morocco. https://m.phys.org/news/2019-10-skeletal-phoebodus-morocco.html
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