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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. I posted for the first time today to get some help identifying some fossils my child found on her first fossil hunt, but while I’m here I figure I may as well get some opinions on this trilobite Ive got displayed — of all places — in my bathroom. In 2017 I was studying abroad short-term in Morocco (Fes, Rabat and Chefchaouen) and I passed by a stall in the souks that had a bucket full of various rocks and fossils. While I don’t know much about fossils, I did know that trilobites are often faked in Morocco, but decided that for what I was paying it really wouldn’t be worth the trouble for a faker AND it wasn’t a big risk to me if it was fake because I just liked how it looked. I brought it home and put it in my bathroom and have called it my “fake trilobite” ever since. However, since I’m now incidentally on this forum, I figured it would be fun to see what the expert opinion is! There are no little bubble holes that I can see, which I’ve read is the most obvious indication of a fake. There also seems to be caked dirt crusted in the crevices, and the entire thing seems to have a small area where it’s splitting lengthwise. Attaching best photos I can muster. Double A battery best I can do for scale. Don’t be afraid to hurt my feelings — I paid almost nothing and just love the way it looks anyway.
  7. Spinosaurus or Mosasaurus

    Hello all. I bought this very neat large framed fossil a while back and the label says; “Fossil Vertebrae Dinosaur Spinosaurus Or Reptile Mosasaurus” Since I’m puzzled as the dealer was, though I lean Mosasaurus, I’m hoping some of you can help me identify what it is that I have. Personally I’m happy with either, especially considering the crazy deal I got on this specimen. If more images are needed I’ll provide them. Thanks in advance.
  8. Theropod Dinosaur Tooth from Morocco ID

    HI, I purchased this Unidentified theropod tooth a few years ago from a seller that sold it as a "Raptor" tooth. It is from the Kem Kem beds from Morocco, during the late Cretaceous Period. It is 1.3 Centimetres (1/2 inch) long. The seller also mentioned that it may likely be from an Abelisaurid. I think that it is most likely an Abelisaurid tooth and I am looking forward to updating it's identification tag in my collection. Yet I need to be certain that I am correctly identifying this tooth. What are your thoughts about what this tooth could be? I apologize if I spelled/addressed the names incorrectly and I would thank you for the correction. Feel free to ask for better quality pictures if you need any.
  9. Raptor tooth

    If a site write "raptor" tooth, in what species is more possible to belong the tooth? (from morocco)
  10. Hey guys Saw this claw online. What do you think it’s from? It’s from Morocco. Is it spinosaurus? restored tip Thanks and regards.
  11. Hello, this is my first post here. I've been collecting fossils for a long time and I've been questioning some of them for a while now, so I figured I would post some of them here for evaluation, and I'm starting with this trilobite. I purchased this trilobite on online about 20 years ago. It was described as an Acadoparadoxides fossil from Erfund, Morocco, and the fossil is about 11 inches long. Some of the matrix is definitely manmade, as if the stone were broken and then repaired and reinforced with some other material. I'm curious if the trilobite looks to be all original, partially original with some artificial repair work, or if the entire thing is a fake? Please let me know if you want more pics. Thanks.
  12. Pterosaur claw?

    Hello, I saw this for sale labelled as Siroccopterex claw. But, a google search of similar claws shows up the usual curved claw shape. Is this just a different pterosaur claw than usual or something else? It looks familiar to me, I've seen similar before but cant think where.
  13. Latest from Morocco World News : https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/
  14. Unknown tooth from Morocco

    I recently bought three teeth with the following description; Description Dinosaur Teeth - set of 3 - Spinosaurus, Deltadromeus & Siroccopteryx - 33×10×9 mm Cretaceous, Cenomanian, Kem Kem Fm. - Morocco Well preserved teeth of different dinosaur species: Spinosaurus maroccanus, Deltadromeus agilis and Siroccopteryx moroccoensis. No restoration, no reparation. Age: Cretaceous, Cenomanian, Kem Kem Fm. Locality: El Bega, Morocco Spinosaurus tooth size: 33 x 10 x 9 mm Deltadromeus tooth size: 16 x 7 x 3 mm Siroccopteryx tooth size: 12 x 3 x 2 mm Total weight: 5 g But I don’t have a lot of confidence in the ID, especially the ‘siroccopteryx’ It has been suggested that it may be a Pterosaur or even a fish. What are your thoughts?
  15. Excellent paper that examines the geology and paleontology of what they call the Kem Kem Group that includes the lower Gara Sbaa and upper Douira formations . I will add that the authors view of the dinosaur assemblage in this fauna does not agree with recent publications from other paleontologists. Great images of croc teeth, dinosaur teeth and claws. It even discusses "that some geographic names are simple errors that gain traction in secondary citations. In a prominent compilation of dinosaur localities, for example, the term “Tegana Formation” was cited for the “Kem Kem beds” (Weishampel et al. 1990). This may have arisen as a misspelling of the “Tegama Group”, a name for Cretaceous age beds in Niger. Although the error was noted (Sereno et al. 1996), it has reappeared in subsequent publications (e.g., Bailey 1997, Kellner and Mader 1997, Taverne and Masey 1999, Weishampel et al. 2004)" Article ...PDF in that article is +100mb https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/47517/
  16. 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 solvayi 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 long premaxillary like tylosaurus proriger massive form short premaxillary 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)
  17. Corbacho, J. and Sendino, C., 2012. Fossil fakes and their recognition. Deposits Magazine, 30, pp.35-40. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265208436_Fossil_fakes_and_their_recognition https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320686323_Fossil_fakes_and_their_recognition https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joan_Corbacho Corbacho, J., I. Corbacho, S. Morrison, and M. Valent, 2015,. Latest techniques detected in the falsification of fossils. Batallería. vol. 22, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/284737545_Latest_techniques_detected_in_the_falsification_of_fossils Corbacho, J., Morrison, S., Llácer, S., and K. Hammond 2019, Use of CT Scanning and Radiography as Legal Expert Evidence in Paleontology (Trilobites of Morocco) American Journal of Life Sciences, 7(2), pp. 47-53 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335176218_Use_of_CT_Scanning_and_Radiography_as_Legal_Expert_Evidence_in_Paleontology_Trilobites_of_Morocco https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joan_Corbacho https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Use-of-CT-Scanning-and-Radiography-as-Legal-Expert-Corbacho-Morrison/63ac6432f865ccfa55d63a9ed97ef5dcde31607c Corbacho, J., 2019. Legal expert in paleontology: a new profession. trilobite Papers, 21, February. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331260703_Legal_expert_in_paleontology_a_new_profession http://paleonet.org/TTP/TTP21.pdf Corbacho, J., Sendino, C. and Tahiri, M., 2011. Palaeontological fakes. Batalleria, 16, pp.37-45. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265168169_Palaeontological_fakes_Falsificaciones_paleontologicas https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joan_Corbacho Corbacho, J., Adserà, P. and de Barcelona, M.G.D.S., 2017. Sobre unas falsificaciones de fósiles de Tailandia. Batalleria (Barcelona): revista de paleontología, (24), pp.13-15. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316669424_Sobre_unas_falsificaciones_de_fosiles_de_Tailandia Corbacho, J., Vela, J.A. and Cuevas, J.A., 2007. Falsificación de trilobites del norte de África. Batalleria, 13, pp.29-36. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265168347_FALSIFICACION_DE_TRILOBITES_DEL_NORTE_DE_AFRICA Corbacho, J., 2008. Falsificación de fósiles del N. de África (no trilobites). Batalleria (Barcelona): revista de paleontología, (14), pp.49-56. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265168516_FALSIFICACION_DE_FOSILES_DEL_N_DE_AFRICA_NO_TRILOBITES Corbacho, J., Corbacho, I., Morrison, S. and Valent, M., 2015. Últimas técnicas detectadas en la falsificación de fósiles. Batalleria, 22, pp.22-27. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/280938775_Ultimas_tecnicas_detectadas_en_la_falsificacion_de_fosiles A related web page. Avilés, J. 2017. To Identify Fossil Fakes: What You Need To Know: https://www.jurassic- dreams.com/pages/free-guide-how-to- identify-fossil-fakes-what- you-need-to-know Finally, a paper about authentic trilobite fossils. Giant Trilobites from Lower Ordovician of Morocco https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265168252_Giant_Trilobites_from_Lower_Ordovician_of_Morocco https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joan_Corbacho Yours, Paul H.
  18. Hi, I'm trying to classify this trilobite, could it be phacops speculator or morocops ovatus? what is the difference? Thanks.
  19. Morocco fossil coral

    Hi guys, I acquired this coral from a trade, It is from the Devonian of Morocco and I have not been successful in finding a proper ID for it. Any help is appreciated, Thank you. Misha
  20. Paleozoic corals of Jerada,Morocco

    Palaontol Z (2010) 84:323–344 Rugose corals from the upper Visean (Carboniferous)of the Jerada Massif (NE Morocco): taxonomy, biostratigraphy,facies and palaeobiogeography Markus Aretz @Tidgy's Dad @TqB pdfb.pdf
  21. For sale is a large bone (50cm or 20 inches) from the Ouled Abdoun Basin in Morocco (phosphate mines). It is listed as a Pterosaur wing bone and i think the id is correct, however i have seen bones from the Ouled Abdoun Basin that have appeared labelled as from the psuedotooth birds (generally Odontopteryx Gigas), and i am not sure how to tell the difference. The biggest problem is that the seller who purchased it from someone else, has the locality listed as the Kem Kem - which is certainly incorrect and because of the incorrect fossil site, i can't know for sure if the fossil came from the Maastrichtian layers of the Ouled Abdoun Basin and i believe the Pterosaurs described from these layers are known primarily from Couche 3. So i guess based on the pictures provided, does anyone familiar with fossils from the locality know if it likely to be Pterosaur. Thanks in advance.
  22. Wow three more Pterosaurs from the Kem Kem and all toothed one premaxilla is similar to the English ornithocheirid Ornithocheirus simus. Currently identified as Ornithocheirus cf simus. The other a premaxilla is referred to Coloborhynchus, bearing similarities to C. clavirostris from the Hastings Group of southern England, and C. fluviferox from the Kem Kem beds. Identified as Coloborhynchus sp. A. A mandibular symphysis closely resembles that of Anhanguera piscator from the Romualdo Member of the Santana Formation of Brazil. Identified as Anhanguera cf piscator In total, the Kem Kem pterosaur fauna includes at least nine species, of which three are ornithocheirids. Paywalled but check out the outline to see images of the jaw sections https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667119303258
  23. Hello everyone so we have this Vertebra here from Taouz, Morocco, KemKem. It's just described as a Dinosaur Vertebrae, no further ID. Really not sure what to make of it. Is it a Franken-Vertebra? Just not good enough prepped? A big cluster of glue and different bone fragments? Just very bad weathered? It is at a reasonable price I'm willing to pay even if it turns out the be just a Franken-Vertebra while I work on it. Just to get some training on prepping. But I would love to hear if it is worth to spend any money on it. And while we're at it: And ID possible? Is it Dinosaur? Maybe Theropod? Or Croc? Or just not possible to ID? Unfortunately there are no other pictures available. Size is 91 mm x 76 mm (3.58 inches x 2.99 inches) Any help is welcome. Thank you!