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Max10 posted a topic in Fossil IDHi everybody! Last month i saw this tooth on sale and it was love at first sight But from the beginning i understood that what it was and how it be presented are not on the same page... Luckily i know the seller pretty well and we trust each other...so i asked info before make the purchase...He told me that his provider (directly from Morocco) told him that the tooth was a Dyrosaurus phosphaticus but that he was not confident about the ID...the moroccan provider told to my friend/seller that was the first time that he saw a totth like that and its first idea of ID was D.phosphaticus. So provider was not sure, the seller just report the same ID given by the provider...and after hearing this story, i was even more convinced that i was on the good path...this is NOT a D.phosphaticus tooth...but for me, it was not a crocodilian tooth at all. Then i started to wondering what could it be...and i have reached two possibilities: 1) Spinosauridae: like Baryonyx/Suchosaurus 2) Pliosauridae: like Liopleuridon or Simolestes The specific features of the tooth (well conserved on labial side, damaged on lingual side, full carinae, intact root) are: - 2 marked, smooth carinae - 9 labial ridges - less evident lingual ridges - smooth enamel Other info: Origin: Khourigba - Morocco Age: Maastrichtian - Upper Cretaceous (doubtful) Lenght: 5.5cm / 2.16 inches What do you think about it? Someone can recognize it? Let me know and thanks to everybody!
So the other day I visited a local tiny shop that sells minerals and fossils, and snagged a Mosasaur tooth from Khouribga Morocco. The label only said 'Mosasaur tooth, Khouribga, Morocco.' Naturally, as the curious person that I am, Im trying to find the species of the owner. After I researched a bit I narrowed down the species to those found in Morocco, yet I had trouble finding one with similar teeth. Globidens and Carinodens were quickly out of the question, since the teeth are rounded and kinda look like mushrooms to some extent, very unlike mine. Yet practically all the teeth I saw for these other Morocco Mosasaurs had slightly hooked teeth that looked thick and heavy, While mine is practically vertical, with almost no curve to it, small and light. Anyone know any Mosasaur species with teeth like this found in Khouribga Morocco..? The measurement of the tooth without the root is 1.4 inches long. The tooth has a diameter around barely over 1 centimeter. Here are species found in Morocco that I had narrowed down to, minus the Globidens and the Carinodens included- Eremiasaurus, Prognathodon-Anceps, Solyvai, Curii, Mosasaurus Baugei, Tethysaurus, Platecarpus, Halisaurus, and Goronyosaurus. ~If you need another angle of the tooth feel free to ask~
Hello everyone I recently saw this video on YouTube: And i looked at this mosasaur tooth i have from Khourigba (Morocco): It appears to have at least some bone fragments inside it aswell: Since my question is about fossil preparation, i thought that it would go into this forum, move it if i´m wrong. I thought that it would be intriguing to "prep" into the rock (though it might be an extremely bad idea, i don´t know), and see what i could find in there (except for the obvious mosasaur tooth). The guy in the video used "A tooth brush, water and a scriber", would that be a good way to do it? Would one remove all the sandstone? I do know that these teeth are sometimes added to non-associated matrix (though i don´t know why), could this be problematic if one would prep into the rock? Thanks for any answers