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  1. Croc or Spino

    Hello, I won this last night. Sold as Spino, but I have my doubts cos of how thin it is and the fact it went for a really low price makes me think it is also croc. If someone can take a look, that would be great. If spino, then I gotba bargain. If croc, well, it is still a lower than normal price and will be nice on my crocodile vertebra row. Sorry for screenshot pics, im on phone so cant save directly. It is from Kem Kem basin. 2.16 inch. 216 g in weight. Many thanks
  2. Marine crocodile vertebrae: what's the difference?

    Hi all, I recently took some more interest in crocodile vertebrae, an area that I haven't really touched on before. Now I already knew that the vertebrae of marine crocodiles differ from those of more terrestrial species as Thalattosuchia have platycoelous vertebral centrums, whereas other crocodylomorphs have procoelous vertebrae. Within Thalattosuchia, however, the two major branches superficially (at least) seem to have rather similar "waisted" vertebrae. So, what I was wondering about was how one can tell Metriorhynchid vertebrae apart from Teleosaurid ones. Anyone here that could help me with that? Anyway, thanks in advance for your help!
  3. Kem kem id part iv

    The first one is somthing I cant assign to a family, the closest is this example of therizinosaurid
  4. Green mill run mosasaur or crocodile?

    Hi again. I have another one for you. I think I could tell if it wasn't broken! Found in green mill run. It is 1.5 inches or 3.8 cm. There is a definite ridge on one side. I tried to get a good picture of its location, the cavity seems slightly oval. Thank you again! I really appreciate you all teaching and helping me!
  5. Hello, I really just wanted to get some opinions on this fossil I saw online. It's already been sold but it was going for a good price! Is it real? Dimensions were listed as 5.6" tall, found in Morocco. It's from a dealer that seems legitimate but I can't help but be skeptical because of the price! So sorry, I'm very new to the fossil community. Thank you for your time.
  6. Fossilized identification help

    My wife and I found this and have no idea if this is a tooth looks like a gum line to me but my knowledge is basically nothing please help
  7. Crocodile or Alligator?

    Here's a 1" tooth found in Florida. It looks narrower than I'd expect for an alligator, and there are also striations which I believe are prominent in crocodiles. Would it be a crocodile?
  8. Hello, I found this piece of bone in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, UAE (United Arab Emirates). I have found many crocodile scutes in the area, which are Miocene in age. I was wondering if this bone was a piece of crocodile skull or jaw. It has some very weird holes, which reminded me of the crocodile osteoderms. I talked to a zooarcheologist who specialises in fossils in my area before I picked up the fossil, he said that they do find bones with worm borings in them, so I am not sure on what this is.
  9. Hello all Up for trade I offer this nice set of Shark tooth Hill teeth from Kern County California. In return for this set, or individual teeth I would like to get crocodile or crocodile-like (alligator, Phytosaurs...) teeth from as many various locations/species as possible. This group of animals is a bit underappreciated I think, but last time I lend some fossils to the local school, there were some crocodile teeth among them and the kids really loved them and that surprised me a bit. Anyway, I hope I can expand my crocodile collection a bit. These teeth are available for trading: Upper row: Allodesmus tooth, two unknown whale teeth, Desmostylus tooth, Allodesmus canine (glued) Lower row: Dolphin ear bone?, Rooted Allodesmus tooth, Rooted whale tooth. I already got: Still undetermined species from the Hell Creek Formation, USA Phytosaur teeth from the Chinle formation, USA Geosaurine Metriorhynchid, from Painten, Germany Unknown species from Unknown formation or location in Argentina Multiple species from the Kem Kem beds in Morocco Sarcosuchus imperator from the Elrhaz formation in NIger. Machimosaurus sp. from Portugal. Yet unidentified tooth from France (Self found). Might be crocodile, might be other reptile. Alligator teeth from Florida USA. What I really want: Big croc tooth from Java, Indonesia Pallimnarchus tooth or jaw piece from Australia Razanandrongobe tooth from Madagascar Kaprosuchus tooth from Niger Deinosuchus tooth from the USA Croc crowns (+6cm) or rooted croc teeth from Kem Kem. Crocodile teeth from Dinosaur bearing formations throughout the USA Canadian croc tooth. I'm also interested in other crocodile teeth, depending on country, or condition.. Size isn't really important. So far, on a map, these are the countries I got crocodile teeth from: Who, oh who could help me to paint this map more red.
  10. "Crocodile" tooth from Morrison Fm

    I buy this tooth from Morrison Formation (Colorado), as a "Goniopholis sp." I think the tooth belong to the family of goniopholididae but not to the genus Goniopholis. The tooth is 0.5 inch.
  11. Fossil tooth - Green River Formation, WY

    I found this tooth while prepping some of my fossils from the American Fossil quarry near Kemmerer, WY. This is actually in the same plate as a partial stingray that I've been trying to piece back together! I didn't even know the tooth was there until today, weeks after our trip to the quarry! It is very hard, shiny, and completely 3-dimensional. Has some ridges running longitudinally from the base (visible in picture), but these fade out and the top half is very smooth. No serrations. 1cm long, 2-3mm wide. Some quick googling makes me think Crocodile Tooth - there is a picture on FossilsForSale.com that is pretty much identical, and is listed as a crocodile.
  12. Kem Kem femur?

    Here's a 45 cm / 17.7 inch long bone from the Kem Kem of Morocco. I don't know what animal this belonged to. Maybe a theropod or crocodilian?
  13. Alligator/Crocodile Tooth Fossil?

    I have here a 25mm long tooth from Bone Valley, Polk County, Florida. It is from the Miocene. The seller advertises this as a crocodile tooth. To me, it looks alligator. I could be wrong; how might one differentiate?
  14. Hey everyone! I recently found these items which are claimed to belong to Chthonosuchus lethei. However after some Googling, I found that this species doesn’t appear to exist outside of this dinosaur handbook. If possible, could you guys please help me identify what these species these specimens might belong to? There is a tooth, vert and what is said to be a juvenile jaw section. These are claimed to be from the Kem-Kem bed of Morocco. Many thanks. The set, with info card: Tooth: Vert: Jaw section:
  15. Whitby area find; bone?

    Just found this at the base of a scree slope somewhere between Runswick Bay and Sandsend (too excited to wait until I’m home to take pictures with a ruler, sorry ) Pretty sure it looks like bone of some sort; can anyone confirm this and maybe identify it? Thanks for looking
  16. Does anyone have a reference (or references) for how many and which species of crocodilians are present in the Two Medicine Formation? Was Brachychampsa present, and if so, was it the only alligatoroid in the Two Medicine to have those short, rounded teeth for crushing?
  17. Crocodile tooth?

    Is this a crocodile tooth? Location: Costa da Caparica, Portugal Thanks,
  18. small kem kem jaw sections

    I'm quite interested in these small pieces. Sold as small reptile jaws from Kem Kem. The longer one is approximately 4cm, the shorter one is around 2cm. So very small jaws. I'm guessing, given the circular tooth sockets, they are from a small or juvenile species of crocodile? Or could they be from a type of lizard? If anyone can take a quick look, that would be great. I'm guessing they are much too small to get an actual species, but would be nice to know if croc or lizard. Thanks
  19. Help ID croc tooth from Kem Kem

    Hi everyone, I got these tooth from an auction. The only information I have that they are all from Kem Kem Basin and the number 1 as the seller description that Elosuchus sp. ~4cm but actually I'm not sure it label. So if anyone has any ideas of all of them that would be great. Thank for reading!
  20. Kem Kem crocodile jaw

    I won this a week or so ago on an auction. It was sold as undescribed pseudosuchia with a description "dog-faced crocodile". 2.33 inches long. From Ifzounane Formation, Kem Kem Basin. Description says it has been analyzed by experts as a new species. Nothing comes up for "dog-faced crocodile" other than this very fossil. Anyway, I meant to post it up here to get looked at but forgot about it until now. Anyway, here's some photos. If anyone has any ideas what it could be from, that be great It also came with a pair of nifty X-Ray type photos.
  21. Monkey or croc tooth?

    Hello, I recently found this small tooth (just under 1cm long). At first, I thought it might just be a weird crocodile tooth, since those are common here in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, but upon further inspection, I saw that the tooth was hollow, unlike crocodile's teeth. Also, it lacked the vertical stripes. I am not sure what this could be, it has a small hooked section at the very tip, and inside of the curve there seems to be signs of wear. I hope it could be a monkey tooth, as they are exceptionally rare (only 2 monkey teeth have been found in all of Arabia), but it could well be some other animal.
  22. I celebrated my birthday recently with three days of shark tooth hunting along Maryland's Calvert Cliffs (Miocene exposures) and had a blast, despite the hot and muggy weather. I still haven’t found that elusive Meg, but I added some great new finds to my growing (since January) collection! Day 1: Matoaka For the first day, I went to Matoaka. Low tide was in the early morning and I wanted to beat both the heat (as much as possible) and crowds, so I got up bright and early, arriving just after sunrise. I’m pretty sure I was the first one on the beach as I didn’t see any footprints in the sand and didn’t see anyone else until I doubled back later in the day. I didn’t find any particularly large teeth but I did find several firsts: my first “cookie” (cetacean epiphysis); first barracuda tooth; first thresher shark (Alopias sp.) tooth, I think; and first Miocene croc tooth (a bit worse for wear). I also found a root worn Carchardon hastalis (above on the far right) and a few dozen other teeth (Hemipristis serra, Physogaleus contortus, Galeocerdo aduncus, Carcharhinus sp., and Negaprion eurybathrodono) in various conditions, shown below.
  23. Basement recovery part 2 Reptile Replicas?

    Part 2 of my Fathers basement I have 2 crocodile skulls and one turtle. I believe they are Replicas? but the teeth on the crocodile are Fossils? once again I believe these are out of Morocco in the 70s or 80s? Thank you
  24. Marine reptile tooth ID Lyme Regis

    Hi all, Bought this tooth online a while back. It was sold to me as "Ichthyosaurus platyodon" (which I understand to mean Temnodontosaurus platyodon) from Lyme Regis. Likely found by the seller themselves, as I know they occasionally collect fossils there. However, for the following reasons, I'm not sure about this attribution: Overall, the tooth doesn't look like your typical ichthyosaur tooth to me: It has more of an oval rather than round cross-section It's labolingually flattened Messial and distal carinae run the full length of the crown and divide the tooth into labial and lingual parts While fine striations can be seen on one side of the tooth (presumably the lingual side), the other side (which would be the labial) seems entirely smooth - though some traces of rare striations can be seen on the photographs The striations are much more similar to those of crocodile or pliosaur teeth than to the plicidentine condition so typical of ichthyosaurs The horizontal banding on the tooth surface is unfamiliar to me with respect to most marine reptile teeth I have seen, but occurs much more frequently on crocodile teeth of various species I also bought another tooth with the same attribution from the seller, more or less around the same time. This one has no striations whatsoever, has a more rounded base, is less flattened and has a more rounded tip. It also has carinae. I therefore reclassified it as a probable Goniopholis sp. crocodile tooth. Now I know that not having the root makes it more difficult to identify this particular specimen, but I was hoping someone on this forum might be able to help me, as currently it goes without label. I've considered crocodile, plesiosaur and even pliosaur, but all of these have some reservations that prevent final classification. For one, none of these groups have teeth that are typically flattened like this, nor do plesiosaurs (sensu lato, thus including pliosaurs) have carinae. Crocodiles, then again, would either have or not have striations all around the tooth. And what to make of the banding: is this just preservational, or does it reflect the internal structure of the tooth - i.e. outcome of the tooth's ontological growth? Tooth measures 18 mm and is missing the tip. Thanks in advance for your help!
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