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buraqing34

Hello, im new in fossiles collecting, absolute new beginner. I wonder if my fossiles are genuine or fake, i was so proud of my collection but after i learned that there are many fake Moroccan trilobites on sale, i had suspicions. There are some holes in trilobite and some stuff on it, could be glued which is fine because its age matters to me most, it could be glued no problem. I put them under a plastic sheet but if you wish i can take them out to take better pictures.

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Yes, they are real. These are common enough to not trouble with faking. The trilobite is Ordovician in age, likely Colpocoryphe grandis, which occur in nodules. It is not uncommon a practice to use cement to attach the cephalon to the rest of the body.

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What Kane said. 

 

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buraqing34

Wow alright then thank you so much ! Im honored to home this 450 million years old friend. 

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Top Trilo

I agree with the above, but just wanted to add that in the first picture the top item looks to be an orthocerid cephalopod from the Devonian of Morocco so not as old as the trilobite but still about 400 million years old.

The next one is a shark vertebra, I don't know from where or how old but Morocco is probably a good guess.

The next one is an echinoid and it looks like Mepygurus marmonti from the Jurassic of Madagascar.

In the next box the ammonites look a lot like the ones from Madagascar but I'm not sure about the age or species.

I'm also unsure about the oyster although it resembles Rastellum from the Cretaceous of Madagascar though.

And then everything Kane said about the trilobite.

 

Nice start on your collection!

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18 minutes ago, Top Trilo said:

I agree with the above, but just wanted to add that in the first picture the top item looks to be an orthocerid cephalopod from the Devonian of Morocco so not as old as the trilobite but still about 400 million years old.

The next one is a shark vertebra, I don't know from where or how old but Morocco is probably a good guess.

The next one is an echinoid and it looks like Mepygurus marmonti from the Jurassic of Madagascar.

In the next box the ammonites look a lot like the ones from Madagascar but I'm not sure about the age or species.

I'm also unsure about the oyster although it resembles Rastellum from the Cretaceous of Madagascar though.

And then everything Kane said about the trilobite.

 

Nice start on your collection!

Thank you for identifying them really appreciated, im thinking about so many million years these creatures endured and im having a mind blow, wow! I must take a good care of these old fellas.

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buraqing34
24 minutes ago, Top Trilo said:

I agree with the above, but just wanted to add that in the first picture the top item looks to be an orthocerid cephalopod from the Devonian of Morocco so not as old as the trilobite but still about 400 million years old.

The next one is a shark vertebra, I don't know from where or how old but Morocco is probably a good guess.

The next one is an echinoid and it looks like Mepygurus marmonti from the Jurassic of Madagascar.

In the next box the ammonites look a lot like the ones from Madagascar but I'm not sure about the age or species.

I'm also unsure about the oyster although it resembles Rastellum from the Cretaceous of Madagascar though.

And then everything Kane said about the trilobite.

 

Nice start on your collection!

By the way, yes ( i guess except echinoid), all are from Morocco.

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39 minutes ago, buraqing34 said:

By the way, yes ( i guess except echinoid), all are from Morocco.

The Ammonites are most likely from Madagascar . Nice start to collection. It is pretty amazing to hold what has  been left of a critter that lived  hundreds of millions years old. 

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I agree with the above assessments. I would just like to add that it would have been better to remove the plastic wrap before making the photos.

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The thing about moroccan trilos being faked is it's usually the more detailed/commonly well preserved species you have to be wary of. The species you have is known to be common enough it is not worth faking. However, if you are interested in purchasing further trilobites I would recommended researching a lot so you don't waste your money!

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Three of the Ammonites seems to be Cleoniceras, Aptian, Madagascar. The left one (the smaller, more thick one (on your pic at around 11° clock) looks like ?Phylloceras. About the correct genus, there is Phylloceras heterophyllum known and most of the Cleoniceras belongs to Cleoniceras besairiei, I wound assume that they belong to them.

Most of them came from the Region "Majunga" in NW-Madagaskar, but they come from other regions, too. Bit like "Erfoud" in Morocco...

 

complete pic, middle and right one: Cleoniceras

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this one: Phylloceras

 

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1 hour ago, rocket said:

Three of the Ammonites seems to be Cleoniceras, Aptian, Madagascar. The left one (the smaller, more thick one (on your pic at around 11° clock) looks like ?Phylloceras. About the correct genus, there is Phylloceras heterophyllum known and most of the Cleoniceras belongs to Cleoniceras besairiei, I wound assume that they belong to them.

Most of them came from the Region "Majunga" in NW-Madagaskar, but they come from other regions, too. Bit like "Erfoud" in Morocco...

 

complete pic, middle and right one: Cleoniceras

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this one: Phylloceras

 

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Thanks everyone for all the infos i have received. I have learned a lot here, i wouldnt be  able to find so many info even if i tried to search for them.

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I have bought these tooth and ammonite recently. Can you also give info about them? The ammonite is quite big compared to other ammonites i shared before. Thanks. 

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first one is a tooth from Mosasaur, upper cretaceous, Morocco

Second one looks like Cleoniceras, lower cretaceous of Madagascar

nice fossils

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