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Found 856 results

  1. Carch. Or Abelisaur Tooth?

    This tooth I found online recently has me a bit stumped. The seller lists it as belonging to Bahariasaurus, but I can't find even probable images of a tooth from one to compare. * Forgot to say, it is from the Kem Kem. The denticles don't look too much like an Abelisaurid, but the side profile of the tooth seems a bit odd for a Carcharodontosaurid. The mesial carina also appears to only extend roughly 1/2 down the face of the tooth. Denticle count at midline (from what I can fathom): Mesial: 16/5mm Distal: 11/5mm This is the only photo, I'm afraid... I know how difficult it is to identify anything without detailed photos, but does anyone have any rough thoughts as to what this one might belong to?
  2. I decided last week to keep an eye out for any of those elusive dromaeosaurid-like teeth from the Kem Kem....I think I got super lucky and found one within days!! The morphology doesn't match up with anything I'm familiar with from Morocco, so I'm thinking it fits quite nicely with the general appearance of a dromaeosaur tooth. Apologies for the quality of the photos. I've taken a lot of snaps, but just can't get any super clear shots. The tooth is 13.5mm in height. Tall and strongly laterally compressed, with a definite recurve. Please be my guest at trying to count the denticles; I've squinted and gone cross-eyed trying, but by my best count it's... Mesial midline: 8/9 per mm Distal midline: 5 per mm The mesial carina terminates approx. half way down the anterior edge, and has a very slight twist. You can see where the carina ends in the next photo, as the surface transitions to an almost flat, smooth triangular shape down to the base of the crown (shape reminds me of a tyrannosaurid split carina). Mesial: Distal: Cross-section is "figure-of-8" shaped: "Pinch" at base (present on both labial & lingual faces): Sorry again for the sharpness of the photos. My camera is a potato when it gets to macro photos.
  3. Igdamanosaurus aegyptiacus (Zdansky 1935)

    From the album Vertebrates (other than fish)

    3.5x2.3m. Tooth Maastrichtian Late Cretaceous From Oued-Zem, Morocco Otherwise known all over the internet as Globidens aegyptiacus, but this was revised by Lingham-Soliar back in 1991.
  4. Unknown Theropod Tooth - Kem Kem

    Here's my latest (tiny) acquisition from the Kem Kem: Looking at the general morphology and almost 'hooked' shape of the denticles on the distal carina, I'm not sure whether this one fits more as a juvenile carcharodontosaurid, juvenile abelisaurid or would fit closer to the dromaeosaurid-like teeth described here?: Mesial midline denticle count: 9/2mm Distal midline denticle count: 7/2mm Both carinae extend to the base. Distal edge: Mesial edge: Cross section (anterior of tooth facing top): Due to the strong lateral compression & apparent lack of interdental succuli, I would hedge my bets on juvie abelisaur, but those denticles are making me doubt it a bit. Anyone got any thoughts?
  5. Morocco Trips and Tips

    A series of links to my various locations visited February 2019 1. Ifrane http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/93193-ifrane-middle-atlas-morocco/ne 2. Azrou http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/93256-azrou-middle-atlas-morocco/ 3. Midelt http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/93271-midelt-high-plains-morocco/ 4. Tizi N'Talghaumt http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/93325-tizi-ntalghaumt-pass-high-atlas-morocco/ 5 Merzouga .http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/93362-merzouga-sahara-morocco/ 6. Erfoud location http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/93407-black-sahara-erfoud-morocco/ 7. Erfoud shops http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/93823-fossil-shops-erfoud-morocco/ 8. Ait Ben Haddou http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/94222-ait-benhaddou-sub-sahara-morocco/ 9. Tizi n'Tichka http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/94803-tizi-ntichka-pass-high-atlas-morocco/ 10 Marrakech. I didn't get any photos of the fossils for sale in Marrakech. The Marrakech area doesn't produce any fossils itself, or at least not of any commercial value so all the fossils are brought in from elsewhere in the country. There are some beautiful specimens but also many composites and out and out fakes. Top Tip : Don't but any fossils in Marrakech unless you are very wealthy, can't resist a specimen whatever the price or aren't visiting anywhere else. Marrakech is the tourist capital of Morocco, home to the rich and famous and prices reflect this even after a good haggle, especially as the fossils aren't local so transportation costs and middle men are usually involved. Everywhere else is cheaper than Marrakech in my experience so i have never purchased a fossil there. But as I say, there are excellent pieces and some honest traders as well, so it's up to you, of course.
  6. Cretolamna sp?

    Hello all, I purchased two small Moroccan shark teeth and would like to nail down their species. I think they are either Cretolamna appendiculata or small Otodus obliquus teeth. Please let me know what you think.
  7. Redd, N. T. (2019), Earth’s eccentric orbit helped preserve rare soft-tissue fossils, Eos, 100, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019EO121853. Published on 26 April 2019. https://eos.org/articles/earths-eccentric-orbit-helped-preserve-rare-soft-tissue-fossils The paper is: Saleh, Farid, Bernard Pittet, Jean-Philippe Perrillat, and Bertrand Lefebvre. "Orbital control on exceptional fossil preservation." Geology 47, no. 2 (2018): 103-106. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329988029_Orbital_control_on_exceptional_fossil_preservation https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bernard_Pittet https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bertrand_Lefebvre2 https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article/47/2/103/567985/orbital-controlon- exceptional-fossil-preservation Yours, Pahl H.
  8. Advice on Drotops Trilobite

    Hello all. I just wanted some advice on this drotops megalomanicus that I am considering adding to my collection. How is the prep work on it? It is 4.25 inches, which I thought was large. Would you go for it if you were me?
  9. Dinosaur bone ID needed

    Hey guys. This is an interesting dinosaur bone, I have no clue what it could be. It’s 25cm and from Morocco. Anyone have an idea? Thanks for the input! Regards
  10. Dinosaur foot claw

    Hello! I received this claw today Do you know what dinosaur it can be? The seller assures that the claw is not restored. Foot claw and toe bone (posible from other dinosaur) from Kem Kem (Morocco) 0% restoration, ¿Carcharodontosaurus? Size: claw 6cm, bone 3,5cm Thank you so much!
  11. Hi, I was wondering if this tooth could be from a Pliosaur. It is from the Goulmima area in Morocco. It is 8.8cm in length and some of the striations remain near the tip (the size is what makes me think Pliosaur). Thanks.
  12. Recently i purchased this lower pterosaur jaw fragment (23cm in length) and i have been paying it off bit by bit (currently on hold). The seller claims absolutely no work has been done to it though it looks like there has been a repaired crack about one third down the jaw. I wanted to ask whether anyone can see if there has been any work done to it that isn't listed or that i haven't spotted. To me it looks good and looks mostly natural (except maybe the repaired crack). I don't have the fossil yet so i hope the pictures are enough. Thanks in advance.
  13. paleoichthyology:the piscine epidermis

    offthescale Histology of ganoid scales from the early Late Cretaceous of the Kem Kem beds, SE Morocco: systematic and evolutionary implications François J. Meunier, René-Paul Eustache , Didier Dutheil & Lionel Cavin Cybium,2016/40(2) "Lepidotes" pankowskii is renamed Note: fig 1 is the only figure dedicated to the macroscopic(naked eye) aspect of the scales. The "histology" in the tags is a dead giveaway where the emphasis lies..
  14. Laevitomaria sp. (Conti & Szabo 1987)

    From the album Gastropods and Bivalves Worldwide

    3x3.5cm. Complete with selenizone (Slitband) Late Toarcian From Zaouiat Cheikh Tadla Azilal Province Morocco
  15. Mystery Goniatites from Morocco

    I recently bought some small hematized goniatites from Morocco. They are each under 25mm and fully hematized. The two on the right look to be the same species, while the left specimen is wider in girth and has simpler sutures. They are probably too worn to have distinctive keels, but I've posted a photo of the keels anyway. Any thoughts on identification? I wasn't able to find a good source online for identifying goniatites to family or genus. Thank you for your help!
  16. hoffmanni tooth or beaugei tooth ?

    I bought this tooth as Mosasaurus hoffmanni on internet site. Size: 2,32 inch Location: Oued Zem, Morocco Formation: Ouled Abdoun Basin (Phosphate beds) Is it really hoffmanni ? or beaugei ?
  17. Help Identifying Bones From Morocco

    Hello. I was wanted help identifying some bones in matrix. The seller claims they are from Morocco, and that they are from mosasaurus or spinosaurus (I am doubtful of this). I was hoping you could share some insight as to what you think they are from? Thank you all!
  18. Lusitanichthys africanus

    From the album Fossildude's Purchased/Gift Fossils

    Herring Lusitanichthys africanus (Cavin, 1999) Upper Cretaceous Period - Cenomanian Stage (93-100 million years old) (Akrabou Formation, Gara es Sbâa, Agoult), Daoura Kem Kem Basin, Morocco, Africa 37 mm L 8 mm W

    © 2019 T. Jones

  19. Kem Kem bone - What is this?

    Hi I am staring at this fossil from the Kem Kem beds and I cannot figure out what I am looking at. Could this be a piece of a skull? These are the only pictures I have (no straight views, sorry)
  20. Hello everybody This here is my little story about bad fabrications and red flags and what to make the most of it. I got my hands on a 8 cm (3.15 in) Carcharodontosaurid indet. tooth from KemKem. It all started with the breaking of the tip while handling the tooth. It fell out of my hand on the table. Maybe just 3-4 cm falling, but that was enough to break the tip. I asked Matt ( @Haravex ) what to do with it and he suggested to use super glue but also mentioned the hight amount of bad glue and other junk on the tooth. His idea was to work with Acetone and see what is real and what is just junk attached to the tooth. And oh boy this tooth was REALLY bad... This was after a first cleaning with Acentone... you already see the unrelated stuff way better, especially at the tip. So I threw the whole tooth in Acetone for several hours. Then it started to really fall apart. Here you can see the glue between the pieces. It was really bad and so much glue all over it and in between. After a night in Acetone here are the pieces I could recover. They are now without any glue, matrix or other stuff. The tip definetly doesn't belong to the tooth, because off the different color. And this was the bottom, I big pile of glue and god knows what other stuff.... After a lot of puzzeling I managed to restore most of the bottom. So this is the final result. No glue, no matrix, no junk, no unrelated bone/tooth parts. I used very very strong super glue. Only a few tiny drops where enough to hold it together. Glue is only in between the pieces and not on the surface. As the tip definetly doesn't belong to this tooth I decieded to not attach it. This is the actual tooth measuring at around 6,3 cm (2.48 in). Again a BIG thank you to Matt @Haravex for helping me with this tooth. Without him this would not be possible. It was the first time I actually restored a fossil and for what it is I'm pritty happy. I learned at lot about fabrications and red flags with this tooth. Way more than you could ever learn from just reading online. In the end you have to make your own experiences with this. See this stuff with your own eyes and work with the material. In the future I will know now better on what to look for.
  21. Hello everybody I would love to hear your thoughts on those two Trilobites from KemKem/Morocco (I can't provide a more specific area). Any red flags visible? I can give more pictures with different angles and details. Just tell me what you need. And again: Thank you for the help First Trilobite in Matrix. Length 6,3 cm (2.48 in) Second Trilobite rolling around without Matrix Length 3,5 cm (1.38 in)
  22. Mosasaur, Plesiosaur or Spinosaur

    Purchased from online. Morocco fossil. Are they Mosasaur, Plesiosaur, Spinosaur or other species? Need help for ID, Thanks!
  23. Abelisaurid foot claw?

    Hi, Wanted to ask whether the morphology of this claw matches well with an Abelisaur claw, it is 1.5 inches long, and from the Kem Kem. I know it isn't Spinosaurid and the shape seems to suggest either Abelisaurid or Carcharodontosaurid, but i can't be certain. Thanks.
  24. I have found this theropod tooth in my collection. I bought it as a Carcharodontosaurus tooth, but I'm not sure about the Identification. I would like to hear your opinion on the ID. The tooth is from the Kem Kem Formation (Morocco) and is 51mm (2") in lenght. Serrations on the distal carina can be recognized. Can you help me? Kind regards from Germany!
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