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DINOMAN91

I’ve came across this piece it’s from Morocco Kem kem beds looks like armor scute what does everyone thing?

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jpc

I see nothing ankylosaurian.  They have a very distinctive texture.  Are ankyosaurs found in the Kem Kem beds?

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DinoFossilsUK

Not an Ankylosaur scute (they're not known from Kem Kem and the shape/testure isn't right), but it may well be a sauropod scute.

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Troodon

Agree not Ankylosaurid.  Not present in KK deposits.

Titanosaurids are known to have osteoderms but I have not seen any publications on those from the KK.  The ones I've seen from other african/South American localities have a rough texture, central ridge or are pointed not flat with a smooth texture.  I have several like yours and were sold as sauropod scutes.  However until I see a publication that supports that identification it's unknown what it is.

 

Example of one from SA

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Dermal armor histology of Saltasaurus loricatus, an Upper Cretaceous sauropod dinosaur from
Northwest Argentina
IGNACIO A. CERDA and JAIME E. POWEL

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jpc

I don't even see this as bone.  I can't see any texture other than what seems to be sandstone. 

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