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  1. 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
  2. Kem Kem Mixed bones

    Hello, I know assorted bones can be difficult, but I'm wondering if anyone can recognise any of these mixed bones? Labelled as Kem Kem Dinosaur, possibly Spinosaurus. Anyone has any idea. Whether bone, kem kem, dinosaur or spino, that would be much appreciated. Cheers
  3. With the current pandemic I decided now was as good of a time as any to get some matrix from the Aguja Formation with the help of PaleoTex! This turned out to be a great decision as I was extremely lucky, finding about basically everything I wanted to, and more in only 5 pounds of matrix! I'll be sure to post pictures but I got numerous amia and gar teeth, along with atleast 36 gar scales. Tons of Crocodile teeth including a large Deinosuchus tooth. Several shark teeth and a partial hybodus spine, also several brackish water pycnodontid teeth and tooth pallets. 4 fish or salamander jaws with teeth. Regarding dinosaur teeth I got 17 Hadrosaur teeth, including 2 partially rooted. A partial Ankylosaurus tooth. 4 Therapod teeth including a perfect Saurornitholestes tooth and a Premax. My favorite find however was the Paronychodon tooth I found! I'll be posting that picture first! Highly recommend this matrix, but I was also told that most people don't find all this stuff, so keep that in mind aswell. Stay safe! Happy hunting! (ID's for these specimens done by lab manager)
  4. 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.
  5. Here is the link to an open source book published by the Calvert Marine Museum. Skeletal Anatomy of Alligator and Comparison with Thecachampsa, by George F. Klein. 2016, 75 pp. Annotated photographic atlas. (Print copy is also available for purchase.) During the Miocene epoch, large predatory crocodilians lived in a warmer southern Maryland. Their fossilized remains are now found along Calvert Cliffs. By providing a detailed annotated photographic atlas of the skeleton of the living Alligator, this work will help identify the fossilized bony remains of Thecachampsa - the marine crocodilian that shared its habitat with the likes of megalodon. http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/276/CMM-Publications. Also, here's the link to the museum's fossil club newsletter archive: http://calvertmarinemuseum.com/204/The-Ecphora-Newsletter. I am not affiliated with this institution, but am simply sharing some links I have on file. Enjoy.
  6. I've always been fascinated by the Cretaceous sea and its myriad of terrifying carnivores, many that would've made Jaws look meek. After watching BBC's Sea Monsters, I made it my goal to compile a box of sea monster fossils. I started this journey 10 years ago, and finally completed the box recently. Allow me to present my Predators of the Cretaceous Sea collection, and take you on a journey to the most dangerous sea of all times. The box measures 20.25 inches long. Inside are 24 unique predator fossils. I will introduce them from left to right, top to bottom: Rhombodus binkhorsti Age: 70.6 - 66 mya | late Cretaceous Formation: Severn Formation Locality: Bowie, Maryland, USA Size: 1 meters Diet: Molluscs and crustaceans art by Nobu Tamura --------------- Polyptychodon interruptus Age: 105.3 - 94.3 mya | Cretaceous Formation: Stoilensky Quarry stratigraphic unit Locality: Stary-Oskol, Belgorod Oblast, Russia Size: Maybe 7 meters (This is a tooth taxon so size is not confirmed) Diet: Anything it could catch Note: If you consider Polytychodon a nomen dubium, then this is a Pliosauridae indet. art by Mark Witton ----------------- Prognathodon giganteus Age: 70.6 - 66 mya | late Cretaceous Formation: Ouled Abdoun Basin Locality: Khouribga Phosphate Deposits, Morocco Size: 10-14 meters Diet: Everything art by SYSTEM(ZBrushCentral) --------------- Coloborhynchinae indet. Age: 99.7 - 94.3 mya | late Cretaceous Formation: Kem Kem Beds Locality: Southeast Morocco Size: 7 meters (high estimate) Diet: Fish and cephalopods
  7. I noticed the fossils of more 'modern' reptiles are not commonly shown/displayed (partly because I think they are fairly common in the U.S. and not viewed as too spectacular), so I thought we might do so here. I'd love to see your croc/alligator and turtle material, especially from various locations!
  8. Hello again, I found this small reptile-like piece on the beach in SW Florida. Pics show both sides. One side looks like turtle shell so my guess would be a turtle scute. What do you think?
  9. Croc Scute or Drum Plate?

    Hey all. I'm wondering if this fossil I found at Green Mill Run, NC is a crocodilian scute or the dental plate of a drumfish as I believe either can be found at this location.
  10. UK Marine Reptile Teeth

    Hello all, I've had two teeth in my collection for many years now. I've recently moved and lost the supplied ID labels that came with them. I've taken this as a nice opportunity to see what others may think they are. I believe if memory serves me right the large tooth (Tooth A in photos) was labeled as a Simolestes. Then the smaller tooth tip (Tooth B in photos) labeled as Liopleurodon. I know both were found in the Wicklesham pit in Faringdon, Oxfordshire, UK. Upon some research, I found an article from 2014 with a Dakosaurus tooth discovered to be the largest in the UK at the time. This tooth bears some resemblance to tooth A but I'm unsure. I've attached a link to the article below. Tooth B has been worn down but still presents with grooves in the enamel. I have also labeled each photo to allow for easier identification when talking about it (Hope this helps!). Im excited to hear what others think. Thanks for reading Link to articles on Dakosaurus- http://www.sci-news.com/paleontology/science-tooth-fossil-dakosaurus-maximus-01954.html
  11. Mystery mammal tooth?

    Found this tooth the other day at a miocene exposure along the Potomac River in Virginia (Westmoreland State Park). Hoping someone can help me identify Thanks in advance - Mitch
  12. Spinosaur tooth or crocodile tooth?

    I have this tooth from the KemKem basin in my collection. I have always assumed it is Spinosaur but having looked at it again I am starting to wonder if it is crocodile. Can anyone confirm the identification? Thanks, Daniel
  13. Hi there i continue to maintain my very very amateur status but I've been trying to read the different threads on here regarding spinosaurus jaw and what I gathered so far is pitting is reflective of croc jaw and if it only has a single socket or also makes it difficult to determine if its spino or croc. I found this one on our favorite auction site and wanted to get your opinion
  14. Found this tooth in Ramanessin in Holmdel, NJ. It is about 1.4" long, and it is missing about 1/4 of the top. There are striations along the entire length on all sides, and the top of the tooth has a very faint slightly raised line, but not to the extent of the Mosasaur teeth that I've found previously, so I'm leaning towards it being a Crocodile tooth, or possibly some other species. I figured I would ask for some opinions, since I am far from an expert. Thanks in advance for any input.
  15. Kem Kem Vertebrae ID (Croc/Dino?)

    Looking for a little help identifying some small Kem Kem vertebrae. I have some ideas as to what they might be, but I'm sure I'll be corrected. Hopefully the answers will prove useful to anyone else trying to identify Kem Kem verts too! So here's what I think these are: Vert 1: Small theropod, possibly a juvenile spino? (or maybe crocodile) Vert 2: Crocodile Vert 3: Crocodile? Vert 4: Theropod dinosaur Vert 5: Theropod dinosaur (looked a little similar to an Abelisaur vertebra I've come across on the forum before)
  16. Found this odd fossil on Myrtle Beach 2-18-2020. Never found one like this. Personal opinion it resembles a crocodile tooth that broke, and point recessed into the larger portion. However it is very solid, and there seem to be no seams to confirm this (and it was a wild guess on my part anyway). Hopefully one of you has a more educated opinion. I'd love to hear from you if so. Thanks for looking and happy hunting.
  17. Aquia Formation bone fragment

    Hi all, I found this chunk of bone at Purse State Park this November. It is from the Aquia Formation, which is of Paleocene Age. I was wondering if it could be identified to either crocodile or turtle, considering that these are the only two bony vertebrates that exist in large amounts in this formation. Or, of course, it could be nailed down to chunkosaurus status considering that it is relatively worn and isn’t very large. Thanks in advance!
  18. Croc or Turtle Ungual?

    Curious if anyone actually knows the difference between croc or turtle/tortoise unguals? Are there any diagnostic features? Have this ungual that we've always been in-between as to what it is:
  19. Hello, this is my first post on the forum so firstly I apologise if I have done anything wrong. I brought these teeth a number of years ago and have only just got round to sorting them out. The first one was listed as Jurassic crocodile tooth and the second as Jurassic Plesiosaur tooth, they both come from the Oxford clay around Peterborough. I would really like to put a species name to these teeth if possible so any help would be greatly appreciated. My initial thoughts were Metriorhynchus for the crocodile tooth and Cryptoclidus for the Plesiosaur but I am a complete amateur and would love some help from professionals. Finding information online about the Oxford clay seems to be very difficult. Thanks in advance for your help.
  20. My 1st Cretaceous Croc??

    Found in NJ in a cretaceous stream. I thought maybe a crocodile tooth?? Thanks!! Andy
  21. Croc or Mosasaur from Kansas

    I found this tooth in the Lincoln limestone of central Kansas. Lincoln limestone is Cenomanian, which is too early for mosasaurs I believe. I dont know of any croc material from this formation though, so I'm not sure what I've got.
  22. TOOTH?

    Found by a friend in Northern Florida. I thought it was a tooth to maybe Gavialosuchus? What are your thoughts?? Thank You.
  23. I hit a new spot in Northeast Texas. This area is a mix or cretaceous and pleistocene. The rooted mosasaur tooth and my first croc tooth made my day. Both are super rare for this area. I also found the largest Enchodus jaw I've found since I started hunting four years ago.
  24. Help on Claw ID

    Hello everyone, I found this nice claw in South Dakota over the summer and have yet to find a definitive match for its identity. It's about a centimeter and a half long.
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