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This is a sauropod tooth from Irhazer formation, Niger. It measures almost 2 inches from tip to base, and the widest part measures 0.9 inches. The seller mentioned this tooth may be a Jobaria, but there is no Jobaria have been described from the Irhazer formation. The Irhazer formation underlies the Tioraren formation where Jobaria was reported. The only spoon-shaped teeth sauropod known from the Irhazer formation is Spinophorosaurus, but the teeth has no serration on it. According to the paper 'Sauropod Tooth Morphotypes from the Upper Jurassic of the Lusitanian Basin (P
I recently purchased Niger fossils, and as expected, provenance was poor. I know it's ill-advised to buy fossils without good provenance, but I decided to take a gamble here. There was a sliver of hope in getting provenance as the seller could contact their source in Niger, but alas, outside Agadez is the best they got. The first fossil was sold as possible Kryptops, and 2nd just Theropod. I also got fish fossils from the same group. Elrhaz, Irhazer II, and Tiouraren appear to be the 3 formations in that region, and most fossils from Niger you often see for sale are sup