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  1. Rebbachisaur Tooth

    Tooth of a rebbachisaurid sauropod.
  2. Abelisaurid tooth

    Acquired from a British fossil dealer in January 2019.
  3. Kem Kem crocodile tooth

    I stumbled upon this neat crocodile tooth from the Kem Kem Beds, and I was wondering if there's any possibility of labeling it beyond crocodyliform? Any help would be appreciated!
  4. Kem Kem dinosaur ilium

    I received this Kem Kem ilium in the post today. It's a rather nice piece, if a little nibbled and in need of quite a lot of prep. As far as I can see, it's totally original with no restoration, but one repaired crack. It was described as a juvenile spinosaurus ilium. I always take such descriptions with a very large pinch of salt. Obviously there were plenty of other dinosaurs in Kem Kem, so I suppose it could be from a fully-grown, but smaller species. I am confident that it's dinosaur and not crocodile, since croc iliums tend to be stockier, with the socket closed at one side. But I can't find any exact parallels to this one. Has anybody seen anything like it? I know I may not be able to narrow it down, but I thought I'd give it a shot.
  5. Can anybody tell what this vertebra is from? I believe it's from Kem Kem. *would this be a rib cage vert?
  6. Spinosaurus Jaw Piece? Or Crocodile?

    So I found this item online. And I've been looking for a jaw piece from a Spinosaurus for a while, and then tripped over this. However... I'm a bit in doubt with this one. Is this possibly a crocodile fossil? The teeth seem to be "long enough" to me, for it to be a spinosaurid, and the picture showing the roots from below seems to be not "completely conical" like most crocs. But then again I could be wrong, the teeth and jaw-pieces of kem kem crocs and spinosaurs do look very much alike, if only seen from "small" fragments like this one. So I find it a bit hard to determine on my own. What do you think?
  7. Dinosaur claw id?

    Hi, hopefully the pictures are showing. Saw this rough looking claw for sale and wondering if it can be identified (from the Kem Kem). I am thinking the look of this claw corresponds to a Spinosaurid or an Abelisaurid claw, any thoughts about it? Thanks.
  8. Not sure how to identify if a fossil is fake or not with something like this, but I bought this spinosaurus tooth from Kem Kem some time ago and I do not know if it is real. It almost seems a bit too pretty and the price was really cheap, I don't remember exactly but it was around 10 dollars.7.2 cm in length. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
  9. A chevron bone? But from what?

    Bought this bone from a private collector some years back. It's a big chevron(?) bone from an unidentified creature, found in the Kem Kem Beds of Morocco. Anyone who would have a guess at what this could be from? It's obviously some big creature with a chevron bone at that size, so perhaps a large dinosaur or crocodile of some sort?
  10. I bought this bone in a German store a while ago. It is an "unidentified" bone from the Kem Kem Beds in Morocco. I am not exactly sure what it is, or what it's from, but to me it looks a bit like a small skull element or perhaps a broken-off part of a vertebrate? Are there anyone who can tell what kind of bone this is? It's about 5,5 cm in length.
  11. Hi guys, I was wondering is this Spinosaurid with a root real? Seller state it has some restoration. I am curious about your opinions!
  12. Kem Kem Theropod Tooth ID

    Hi Everyone, I wondered if I could get a second opinion on this tooth I got hold of a few years ago from the Kem Kem beds. It was advertised as a 1.7" Carcharodontosaurus saharicus but it looks nothing like most of my other Carcharodontosaurus teeth. I've attached below some photos. It's very narrow both laterally as well as across it's width. The carinae are both central and straight with no real twist. The mesial count is 18/5mm and the distal is 13/5mm along the midline. I've sadly no more details on location apart from Kem Kem. Any help would be greatly appreciated but I recognise that isolated teeth from Kem Kem can be problematic. Thanks. Tom
  13. In case anyone's interested, there are two rather nice quadrate skull bones from a Spinosaurus for sale on our favourite auction site. These are definitely quadrate bones from a theropod. And I'm fairly sure they are from Spinosaurus aegyptiacus as well as the morphology is very consistent. Note that the bones are upside down in the photo. It seems it's both a left and right bone. Though I doubt these are associated.
  14. Unfortunately it is no news that we have suffered with several gross falsifications with "rooted" Carcharodontosaurids teeth from Kem Kem beds... And these rooted forgeries do not even come close to the actual appearance that a rooted real tooth of Carcharodontosaurid must have: Many novice collectors can also easily fall into the old trap: Spinosaurid tooth "rooted" from Kem Kem beds... Which is also quite different from a real rooted Spinosaurid tooth: But I have noticed since last year, a new fashion trend in the Counterfeit Market at Kem Kem ... The forgery of "rooted" Pterosaurs teeth! As for example, this gross falsification: But what led me to create this post, it was definitely this clear forgery that was recently announced on our favorite auction site as: Coloborhynchus Tooth, Look: My biggest fear is that a rookie collector with no experience can be seduced by a tempting offer of a so-called "rooted" pterosaur tooth that does not even come close to the real appearance a legitimate rooted pterosaur tooth should have: My main theory is that two teeth were glued together to make one "rooted" tooth. Whatever it has been made of, the fact is that this pterosaur's tooth is not rooted!!
  15. dear fossil experts! as i wrote i need a little help with this tooth. i bought it today at a fossil trade show and the man who sold it, told me that it is a deltadromeus tooth from kem kem. so, i'm a dinosaurfan since ever, i'm reading a lot of books and startet to collect a few cheaper teeth like from spinosaurus or mosasaurus (which i bought at the natural history museum) but i'm really no expert on the fossils from morocco (or on any other i think). but i know that there is no known deltadromeus skull. so what kind of tooth is it? is more likely a carcharodontosaurus tooth? or is it "just" a big tooth from a species we don't know yet? I bought it because from my point of view it is in a good condition and (hopefully) not restored (but as i said, i'm really no expert on these things). what do you think about it? is it a tooth of good quality or was it a bad deal? (if so, i'll try to make it better next time) Thanks in advance to all who are answering my questions :-)
  16. Kem Kem fossil bone

    This partial bone from Kem Kem was listed as unidentified but possibly Spinosaurus (no surprise there). It's a pretty substantial plate-like piece (154mm long). Not in great condition obviously, with missing material down one complete edge and likely in other directions. I've not really been able to work out what this might be but it has a distinctive concavity at one end and some surface structural ribbing running down one face. I've included an illustration that tries to show (with hatching) where the missing material was. Probably a long shot but maybe someone will recognize the surface ribbing and may be able to place it.
  17. Kem Kem fossil rib - dinosaur?

    This Kem Kem fossil rib I acquired a while back has obviously been re-assembled from multiple fractured pieces (with quite a lot of the dreaded Kem Kem filler) but the pieces look consistent, the surface preservation is nice, and the shape is pretty distinctive. It's 285mm long. Is there any way to determine what this might have been from or are ribs too generic? It was listed as dinosaur, but it could be crocodilian.
  18. Kem Kem fossil bone - phalange?

    This is a Kem Kem 'possible Spinosaurus' unidentified bone. Fairly poor condition with some liberal filler but some of the original shape is visible. Looking at known examples of Spinosaurus foot bones this seems like a poor match - it's just too broad and short, at least as far as I can see. However, it does resemble the shape of some other theropod phalanges I've seen. Another possibility, just based on overall shape, seems to be a crocodilian carpal bone. Can anyone shed any light on this?
  19. Kem Kem vertebrae ID help

    Howdy! New to TFF, been around fossils and minerals my whole life, so not a total noob. I've got a few Kem Kem verts that I can't get narrowed down any further, so thought I'd ask some experts to see what I can come up with. These two look like juvenile theropod cervical to me; I'm no expert, but what I googl'd looked right. Anyone have positive ID on them? Edit: OK, only 4mb per post, and I have no idea how to shrink pictures, so I'll make a few posts to get all the pix up.
  20. Hello everyone! I'm considering this rooted Carcharodontosaurus tooth. It's from the Kem Kem Beds likely Ifezoune formation. I'm pretty certain the crown is real, but the root is suspicious. The seller does openly claim that the root is repaired which is probably why it demands a lower price. Honestly I like the gnarly look of the root, gives it character. But what I'm really concerned with is whether this is a composite. Is there any way to tell from these pictures? Would be cool if this is an all original tooth! Thanks for any help, tooth is just under 4 inches.
  21. Kem Kem skull element/thing

    I recently purchased this item. It was described as a piece of dinosaur skull. I never trust these IDs of course, but on the other hand, I didn't know what it was. Crucially, it was affordable, so I bought it anyway. It has arrived today and is quite impressive, in its way. The question is; what is it? This is the main boney face of it. The other side is pure matrix with no shape or distinguishing features, so I didn't photograph it. Note the bone protruding from the bottom. This thing needs a LOT of prep. The bone has a strange honeycomb structure, full of large empty pits. This next bit (also seen at the bottom of the picture above) interests me, because it appears to be identical to the substance I asked for help with here: It is literally right up against the bone, on the left. MYSTERIOUS! If anybody has any ideas what this object might be, I'd love to hear them. So far I've narrowed it down to: Crocodile (that's what I associate any honeycomb style stuff with, rightly or wrongly) Dinosaur Elemental kaiju summoned to save the earth during time of strife Extremely big fish Thank you!
  22. Dimensions: 90mm long ; 60mm base to top of processes Location: Ifezouane Formation, Taouz, Kem Kem Basin, South Morocco After a lot of research I'm confident this is a cervical rib (something I didn't even know existed previously). I'd also take a guess that it's crocodilian rather than from a dinosaur. If it is crocodilian then my impression is that this would have been a pretty substantial croc. Based on some crude extrapolation from an image of a crocodilian skeleton I'm coming up with a figure of something like 5m from nose to tail. I understand that there were plenty of crocodilian species in the Cretaceous Kem Kem but hopefully maybe someone could confirm if at least my identification is correct, and maybe point me in the direction of a croc expert if there is one.
  23. Kem Kem bones

    Hello all, I got these two bones a couple of years ago. The biggest (first) one is 24 cm in lenght, the other one is 13 cm. I think the first one is from a crocodile? They are both repaired but not composited. I want to use them in my essay for school so I would really like to know what they are.
  24. Here we go, I finally got two nice Sinosauridae indet. teeth (long more or less 8-9 cm). I love the fact that one is pointy and not broken, while the bigger one has the typical ridges along the tooth. What do you think?
  25. Raptor

    From the album Dinosaurs & flying reptiles

    Unidentified raptor fossil, likely clavicle, from kem kem, in Taouz, Morocco middle Cretaceous 100 mya