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Found 207 results

  1. Hi guys, I was wondering is this Spinosaurid with a root real? Seller state it has some restoration. I am curious about your opinions!
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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!!
  5. 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 :-)
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. Raptor

    From the album Dinosaurs & flying reptiles

    Unidentified raptor fossil, likely clavicle, from kem kem, in Taouz, Morocco middle Cretaceous 100 mya
  16. Just wanting to know if these are worm burrows in this coprolite I know there are some coprolite and poop experts in this forum so thanks for looking. Thanks Matt
  17. I recently purchased this Kem Kem bone, described as dinosaur. The price was reasonable, so I took a chance on it. Can anybody more knowledgeable let me know what they think? I've been looking at examples of crocodile and theropod limb bones, and it's left me scratching my head a bit, I'm still none the wiser. It does need some prep, which I would have done before posting it, but it's been basically soaked in glue, so it'll need some careful applications of acetone to enable me to clean it up properly. There are three clearly repaired breaks, one of which - the one on the flatter (left) end - appears not to be original. I don't think those two bits of bone ever went together, or if they did, there was more bone originally between them. The narrowing of the bone seems too sudden to me. Any thoughts appreciated
  18. Dinosaur teeth

    Hi, I'm interested in purchasing these dino teeth and I was hoping to be able to get an ID on them. They are from the Kem Kem beds. Each will be numbered for ease of reference. 1.
  19. Spinosaurus finger and claw

    This looks a little weird to me. Does this seem like the real genuine article to you guys?
  20. Kem Kem toe

    I may have purchased this bone whilst drunk, for reasons that I cannot fully explain. Is it possible to say anything about it, other than that it's a toe bone? Thank you.
  21. Abelisaurid Premax Tooth

    A premaxillary tooth of an Abelisaurid.
  22. Abelisauroid Vertebra

    A distal caudal vertebra of a theropod dinosaur. This vertebra is quite similar to Masiakasaurus from Madagaskar. So I've labeled this as cf. Abelisauroidea. There have been some reports that there are Noasaurids in the Kem Kem beds, so that might be a more specific possible identification. However at the moment just not enough is known about the Kem Kem fauna.
  23. What are these verts?

    A while ago I acquired these verts but never knew what they were. I can also see the obvious peicing togeather on the right one, but I sill think it’s all the same bone- correct me if I’m wrong. They are from the Kem Kem Beds and about 2 inches long. I also have more pictures if needed. Thanks in advance!
  24. Wondering what people think of this kem kem claw. Thanks!
  25. Now I have seen many people state their fossils are from the kem kem beds and this normally follows taouz or begga ..but what exactly is this magically formation that gives us so many fossils? Well to start with the kem kem beds are composed in my opinion of two formation the earliest being the Aoufous and the earlier being the Ifezouane, and thats great but what are there how can I tell if my fossil dinosaur tooth comes from either one of these formations? That's a good question and while the Ifezouane formation to me remains a much of a mystery as I have only ever dug in this area twice here is a general description the fossils are usually lighter in color can range anything from light sand to heavy conglomerate depending on where you dig, the fossils from this formation are normally more water worn and the layer that produces the greatest abundance are usually fast moving river deposits. Now onto the formation I know too well at this point and how do I know it so well? that's a good question the area I dig is only comprised of the aoufous formation. How do I know this well you can keep digging downwards but you get nothing this area missed out on the earlier formation and for this reason I keep it a knowledgeable secret not for stop people from having fun but this area only the father and son mine (and they claim the land is theirs ...i'm not going to get into politics in this topic) but now comes a further question well there is just the aoufous you are digging in yeah? ....well nope there are four layers to this formation mostly comprised of clay and sand but always a mix of two these photographs might help show this the bottom aka the floor is a layer and the roof is also a layer.
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