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-Andy- posted a topic in Member CollectionsI've always been fascinated by the Cretaceous sea and its myriad of terrifying carnivores, many that would've made Jaws look meek. After watching BBC's Sea Monsters, I made it my goal to compile a box of sea monster fossils. I started this journey 10 years ago, and finally completed the box recently. Allow me to present my Predators of the Cretaceous Sea collection, and take you on a journey to the most dangerous sea of all times. The box measures 20.25 inches long. Inside are 24 unique predator fossils. I will introduce them from left to right, top to bottom: Rhombodus binkhorsti Age: 70.6 - 66 mya | late Cretaceous Formation: Severn Formation Locality: Bowie, Maryland, USA Size: 1 meters Diet: Molluscs and crustaceans art by Nobu Tamura --------------- Polyptychodon interruptus Age: 105.3 - 94.3 mya | Cretaceous Formation: Stoilensky Quarry stratigraphic unit Locality: Stary-Oskol, Belgorod Oblast, Russia Size: Maybe 7 meters (This is a tooth taxon so size is not confirmed) Diet: Anything it could catch Note: If you consider Polytychodon a nomen dubium, then this is a Pliosauridae indet. art by Mark Witton ----------------- Prognathodon giganteus Age: 70.6 - 66 mya | late Cretaceous Formation: Ouled Abdoun Basin Locality: Khouribga Phosphate Deposits, Morocco Size: 10-14 meters Diet: Everything art by SYSTEM(ZBrushCentral) --------------- Coloborhynchinae indet. Age: 99.7 - 94.3 mya | late Cretaceous Formation: Kem Kem Beds Locality: Southeast Morocco Size: 7 meters (high estimate) Diet: Fish and cephalopods
Can anyone tell if these teeth are polycotylid? They’re both claimed to be polycotylidae, from the Orenburg region of Russia. I haven’t been able to find out any more specific site info. I’m especially curious cause the 2 teeth have very different details and shapes.
Hi all, I was recently offered this tooth from late Cretaceous of Orensburg, Russia. Most likely Gaisky City District. I can't figure out if it's a Polycotylid plesiosaur or Pterosaur tooth. The overall shape is closer to pterosaur than plesiosaur. However, I am not aware of pterosaur having wrinkling like that, nor do I know of pterosaur teeth being found there. What are your thoughts on this? Thank you.
sander posted a topic in Questions & AnswersDear members of the fossil forum. Some time ago I bought several vertebrae from the Turonian layers of Goulmima, Morocco. 5 marine vertebrates have been found at that site until now. These are Tethysaurus (mosasaur), Thililua (polycotylid), Manemergus (polycotylid), Libonectes (plesiosaur) and Brachauchenius (pliosaur). I want to know if I have a fossil of each of these 4 groups from Goulmima. Therefore I need to know how the vertebrae look of each group. I know the difference between mosasaur vertebrae and the other 3 groups, but which differences exist between the other three? Thanks in advance, Sander