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  1. Hey guys, Saw this very nice looking trilobite for sale at a reasonable price, so I’m thinking of buying it. However I’m curious to know whether or not the specimen may be fake/retouched/in any way artificially handled. What do you guys think? Thanks in advance! Max Declivolithus Trilobite Ordovician Period Alnif, Morocco
  2. 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:
  3. Came across this tooth labeled as an abelisaurus belonging to chinanisaurus barbaricus from the Maastrichtian supposedly found in the phosphate mines of the Ouled Abdoun basin. Looks pretty thick to be abelisaurus and comparable to an extent to some carcharodontosaurus teeth. Is there a way tell the difference or will there need to be more specifics involved.
  4. A cute little kettneraspis

    I have not posted anything for quite a while as I have been very busy doing prep for a number of dealers and a major Museum. Unfortunately without their permission I cannot post what are some spectacular pieces. I figured I deserved to do a piece for myself for a change. Started this one on the Sep. 19th and finished this afternoon. I did not really track the time but probably in the 6 to 8 hour range. Unfortunately the fellow that split the rock in Morocco was not the gentlest on the bug. The matrix was in three pieces before I glued it back together. There is no restoration or coating on this Kettneraspis (Leonaspis)at this point in time... Might do a tiny bit of restoration on the join line but have not made that decision yet. Let me know if you would do any restoration on this one. The preparation was with a COMCO MB1000 at about 20PSI using 40 micron dolomite mostly with .018 .015 and .010 nozzles. The scribes used on this one were HW-10, Pferd MST-31, CP 9361, and HW322. All preparation was done under an Olympus SZ3060 Zoom scope. As many of you know I never prep anything without a scope. The matrix was put back together with super thin cyano acrylate and was clamped for 24 hours before starting prep The bug is 24.3mm long 24.07mm wide The first two pics are as it is sitting right now (potentially completed) and the ones before are taken during the prep. The difference in matrix color is due to indoor versus outdoor pics The reddish matrix pics were taken outside. Not the greatest pics just with my phone.
  5. Bite marks of vertebra?

    Hey guys, Saw this Moroccan Otodus vertebra that appears to have some marks across it. Not sure if it’s bite marks or scratch damage. Can anyone tell? Regards
  6. Indeed, more Spinosaurus teeth from me. I appreciate the help that many of you have offered. It's much easier to spot potential issues with more experienced eyes and angles I hadn't considered. I have two Spinosaurus teeth here, both over 4". They look kosher to me barring some minor matrix fill on cracks. Confirmation would be lovely! Thank you, Bellamy First: Second:
  7. Anmmonite nodules ID?

    I`ve got not much info about it. I bought this Anmmonite from years ago Supposedly this ammo is from Morocco.No era, no place,no sutures,no ID..... Any help here would be appreciated. Thanks!
  8. Hi, i saw this mosasaur jaw for sale. I think it may be real, although I'm not 100% sure. Says it's from Phosphate deposits of Khourigba, Morocco. I have seen other jaws that are obviously false, but with this one I have doubts. I had to darken and change the brightness of the images, as the originals were too bright. I would appreciate your comments please.
  9. Brittle star real or forgery?

    Hello! This is an apparent “fossil” brittle star, looking much like those that come from the Ordovician of Morocco. However, these particular fossils are very often faked, and I have a strong gut feeling that this particular one has been carved into the matrix. What does everyone else think? For whatever reason that I can’t quantify this piece *looks* like a fake to me, especially due to the fact that it has a very distinctive obvious outline from an air tool, which often is a sign of carving, though that I’ve also often seen that done with genuine Knightia and such. There are a few things that may help indicate that it’s genuine, however, notably that fine details that would be difficult/too labor intensive to carve like “ribbing” on the arms and a “star” (like that on a sand dollar) in the middle of the body are visible. I’ve also already run a cotton swab with acetone over the body, which has not removed any color, so that may help rule out painting. But yes, my gut says it’s a carved forgery (or I guess to be nice you could say “replica”), interested in what everyone else thinks because I’m not 100% sure. Thanks!
  10. Another Kem Kem Pterosaur

    Unbelievable pterosaur diversity in this part of North Africa. This paper describes a unique small, long-beaked pterosaur from the Kem Kem Group of Morocco. Does not appear to be named. Paywalled https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0195667120303293
  11. How spinosaurus teeth and bones are so common fossil on the market, the same time that we know very little about this dinosaur? Also, in my favorite fossil website, i have see 6-7 times, "spinosaurus vertebra" with cost from 200 to 500 dollars. They vertebra are really from spinosaurus?
  12. I have here a Spinosaur tooth. It's nearly 4". I don't doubt it's "real," but it looks restored to me and I would appreciate help figuring out just how restored it is.
  13. I spent most of yesterday in a hospital waiting room and passed the time reading the forum. While I was already aware of some of the things they get up to in Morocco, I was shocked to see just how many Mosasaur related posts there are in this section of the forum. We have this piece in my daughter’s collection and I was wondering if it’s anything more than just a genuine crown stuck on something to look like a root. I have soaked it in cold water for around an hour and while it didn’t all crumble away to nothing, a couple of bits came off and touching it left a sticky residue on my fingers. I have seen people on here decide that the presence of other fish/bone material in the matrix is a good sign that it’s genuine but I have looked around and seen hundreds of mosasaur and plesiosaur teeth in these suspicious little Moroccan matrix blocks with a few random fish verts thrown in for effect.
  14. Receiving an unprep Acanthopyge sp, the tail does not look like the typical Acanthopyge tail from just doing a quick image search. Definitely looks lichid but I'm wondering does this piece match any of the described species of Acanthopyge? Thats if it is one in the first place of course. Below is some information. AGE Middle Devonian (~393 Million Years) LOCATION Jbel Issomour, South Morocco FORMATION Jbel Issomour Middle Devonian Outcrops Would like to get this specimen preped one day as due to a medical condition I cannot prep and reveal anything further myself.
  15. Fossil found in Morocco

    This is another fossil (if it even is one) I found in Morocco alongside the Ziz river: https://goo.gl/maps/fKg8FjqDMB3viySu9. It may be bit difficult to make sense of the photos as it's very different from every angle. It has some patterns in there that make me think it might just be a sedimentary rock but at the same time.. I've no idea about any of this! I picked it up because it looked very different than the other rocks around there. Just like I mentioned with my earlier post today: I'd love to know what it is or could be, even if it's nothing special in the fossil world. Thank you! =) Here's a few higher res photos: https://tijsvl.net/_tmp/fossils/post-20200824_152333-large.jpg https://tijsvl.net/_tmp/fossils/post-20200824_152354-large.jpg https://tijsvl.net/_tmp/fossils/post-20200824_152405-large.jpg https://tijsvl.net/_tmp/fossils/post-20200824_152456-large.jpg https://tijsvl.net/_tmp/fossils/post-20200824_152502-large.jpg https://tijsvl.net/_tmp/fossils/post-20200824_152509-large.jpg https://tijsvl.net/_tmp/fossils/post-20200824_152518-large.jpg https://tijsvl.net/_tmp/fossils/post-20200824_152628-large.jpg https://tijsvl.net/_tmp/fossils/post-20200824_152643-large.jpg
  16. Small (plant?) fossil

    Close to three years ago, during a short hike alongside of the Ziz River river in Morocco, I found this rock with an imprint. This is more or less the exact location: https://goo.gl/maps/fKg8FjqDMB3viySu9 It's a bit difficult to get the shape to come out on a photo so I made wet. I'd love to know what it is or could be, even if it's nothing special in the fossil world. Thank you! =) A few more photos are attached, and additional to that here's the same photos in higher res: https://tijsvl.net/_tmp/fossils/post-20200824_152125.jpg (dry) https://tijsvl.net/_tmp/fossils/post-20200824_152158.jpg (dry/backside) https://tijsvl.net/_tmp/fossils/post-20200824_152242.jpg (wet) https://tijsvl.net/_tmp/fossils/post-20200824_152256.jpg (wet) https://tijsvl.net/_tmp/fossils/post-20200824_152300.jpg (wet)
  17. I have a Megalodon tooth being sold; the seller claims it's from Morocco. I have serious doubts based on the coloration and preservation. To me, it looks more like a North Carolina Ledge tooth. I'd love some more input, please.
  18. Morocco shark teeth help

    This shark tooth came from a bulk package, and I’m thinking it’s otodus? But i’m not sure, it’s a little over an inch, and from the Khouribga phosphate beds in Morocco
  19. Strange fossil from Kem Kem Beds

    Hello, I recently discovered this strange fossil while browsing my collection. It is from the Kem Kem Formation and measures around 6cm on the longest side. I did some research but had absolutely no idea what that could be. I think it's also very difficult to determine, but maybe one of you has an idea. I would be happy to receive a few suggestions! On the left side (red arrow in the pictures) there is a 1cm deep "hole", a kind of bulge, but not broken out, but the natural shape of the bone. Many thanks and best regards from Germany
  20. Hello! I see these spikes from Atlas mountains. I read about stegosaurus (Adratiklit boulahfa) in this formation. Could be a stegosaurus thagomizer? Thank you so much!
  21. hello ! I need help ID this vertebra from kem kem basin , morocco original owner label it as dinosaur/croc vertebra .but i wound like to know your opinion ID this vertebra ^^ many thanks
  22. I got this recently and it seemed so cheap for the size (I know nothing about authenticating fossils) so I wanted to check if it was real
  23. My new Carcharodontosaurid tooth

    This is my new carcharodontosaurid tooth from Morocco. The tooth is 1.94 inch.
  24. ?Abelisaurid bones

    I decided to sort through some of the Kem Kem bones I got at the Tucson show, and I think I found several Abelisaurid bones. Please let me know if I got it right (Ifezouane formation, Late Cretaceous, Cenomanian) Here is what I think is a distal tibia Here are some Abelisaurid tibias: A - Quilmesaurus, G - Rajasaurus, I - Pycnonemosaurus @LordTrilobite @Troodon
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