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An Echinoid from Morocco?

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Liparoceras

These were in one of those sets of mixed fossils you can get. 

Must've first got them over 10 years ago. 

Anyway, since most of them were from Morocco I assume this echinoid is too, as it has a similar looking matrix to the others. 

 

All the label says is it's an Echinoid from the Cretaceous, but as some of the other labels in the set were clearly wrong it could be from another period.

 

Its one of the last fossils from this set I've been unable to identify, so I'm hoping one of you guys has one or knows the genus and where it is indeed from. 

 

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Coco

Hi,

 

Aïe aïe aïe ! I don't know morocco fauna (I have some sea urchins from this country but I can't identify them...). And we can't see gonopores... I can't help, sorry.

 

Coco

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caldigger

@Tidgy's Dad perhaps.

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Tidgy's Dad
45 minutes ago, caldigger said:

@Tidgy's Dad perhaps.

Whaddya mean? 

It looks nothing like me. 

Sorry, the preservation is not like any echinoids I've seen here, but there's always new things. 

I have an echinoid myself that I can't identify. 

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caterpillar

This echinid looks like Mecaster.

Can you show us the others just to see if they can all be from the same period

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Liparoceras
On 29/11/2019 at 8:07 AM, caterpillar said:

This echinid looks like Mecaster.

Can you show us the others just to see if they can all be from the same period

Sorry that was a mistake, there's only one urchin, but lots of other types of fossils like ammonites, shark teeth, mosasaur teeth, bivalves and gastropods. But all of these other fossils are from various places and ages in Morocco, hence why I believe this one is also from Morocco. 

 

Mecaster seems like the closest match though, thanks! 

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