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Hello everyone, (I'm new to this forum so please forgive me if I'm missing something important). I've recentenly saw a theropod tooth listed for sale. This tooth was described as being found in the Bathonian section of the El Mers group, and is described as an Megalosaurid. I've tried to read upon some information, but i've come to notice that there is very little avaliable. I saw a post on this forum saying that theropod teeth from El Mers are still under debate, and that teeth from the Bathonian section require the gypsum matrix to be present in order to identify it as being Batho
A new paper is available online: Susannah C.R. Maidment; Thomas J. Raven; Driss Ouarhache; Paul M. Barrett (2019). North Africa's first stegosaur: Implications for Gondwanan thyreophoran dinosaur diversity. Gondwana Research. in press. doi:10.1016/j.gr.2019.07.007. Adratiklit is significant as the oldest stegosaur from Africa and the second valid stegosaur from the Bajocian-Bathonian interval, considering that Isaberrysaura has been recently classified as a stegosaur given its mix of stegosaurian and neornithischian traits. If you aren't aware, the Xiashaximiao and Shan