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undetermined Maroc Dinosaur teeth, what is your guess?

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Wowbnjijdat

Hi guys,

 

I have bought some undetermined dinosaur teeth from Morocco. I know determination is very difficult with maroc Theropod teeth, but I am curious what your opinions are. 

 

The teeth are found in the Tegana formation from the Kem Kem deposits.

 

Note: I know that the fossil in the right top is a chew plate from a generic fish.

 

Kind regards,

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Spinosaurus

i think these are raptorlike dinosaurs, its a geues but i think it are.  :)

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Runner64

The piece in the top right is a crocodile scute.

 

All the teeth appear raptor like with the exception of the one in the bottom right.

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Wowbnjijdat

:)

 

The one in the bottom right is pterosaur? 

 

en are you sure the piece in the top right is a crocodile scute? The site it self stated it is chew plate 

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Bguild

Agreed, they look like Raptor teeth. With the exception of the tooth in the bottom right which if I had to guess would be a Pterosaur tooth. Upon a second look the bottom right tooth looks more like a crocodile tooth than a Pterosaur tooth.

 

99% sure the piece in the top right is a crocodile scute.

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Spinosaurus

prehaps Deltadromeus?

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GeschWhat

The one on the top right looks more like a crock scute to me as well.

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Runner64
2 hours ago, Spinosaurus said:

prehaps Deltadromeus?

We are incapable of coming to this conclusion since no skull material has been found and consequently no teeth should be labeled to this dinosaur. I think the furthest you'll be able to label these teeth is Theropod tooth. 

 

Yes im sure it is a crocodile scute, no less cool though. 

 

I also agree with coming to a conclusion that the tooth in the bottom right is pterosaur.

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jpc

Yes definitely on the croc scute, but I am curious, runner64, as to why you call that tooth a pterosaur, and not a croc tooth.  

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Runner64
16 minutes ago, jpc said:

Yes definitely on the croc scute, but I am curious, runner64, as to why you call that tooth a pterosaur, and not a croc tooth.  

It's hard to tell from a photo but the tooth appears too compressed to be croc from my eyes. It also appears to have a little recurve which is exhibited in most pterosaur teeth while most croc teeth are pointy like spinosaurus.

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jpc

Yeah, it is hard to tell from a photo and I wil admit I don't know much about pterosaur teeth, but I would call it a croc.  Then again, we just don't have pterosaur teeth in our Cretaceous. 

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LordTrilobite
8 hours ago, Wowbnjijdat said:

 

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Top left indeterminate theropod.

 

Top right croc scute. Since the scute is complete it might be possible to find out roughly where it sits on the body.

 

 

Bottom left and bottom middle Abelisaurid probably. The back edge is very straight in Abelisaur teeth like there are on these.

 

Bottom right croc tooth. As far as I know Pterosaur teeth from Kem Kem are thinner.

 

 

I don't see any raptor/dromaeosaurid here. Raptors have recurved teeth. The serrations are also generally larger on the back compared to the front.

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Runner64
4 hours ago, jpc said:

Yeah, it is hard to tell from a photo and I wil admit I don't know much about pterosaur teeth, but I would call it a croc.  Then again, we just don't have pterosaur teeth in our Cretaceous. 

Same with me, I'm not the best at ID croc, pterosaur, and fish teeth. I agree though that it is always difficult to ID from a photo.

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bcfossilcollector

The pterosaur teeth I've seen from Morocco do seem somewhat thinner than the tooth on the far right but I agree its hard to tell from this photo.

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bcfossilcollector

Here is a pterosaur tooth from Morocco.pterasaur tooth 2.jpg

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Wowbnjijdat

Thanks for al the great answers, it is a great help. When I get the fossils I wil make a better foto from the croc/pterosaur tooth to define what it is.

 

But now I have have another question, how can you distinguish raptor teeth from Abelisaurid?

 

I have also this teeth, what was selling as Carcharodontosaurus but in my search to determine the teeth from my original post, I began doubting of this teeth is not a Abelisaurid.. It is also from the Kem Kem formations and plus minus 5 cm long. 

 

Note: the tooth on the left is my own wisdom tooth :P

 

 

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LordTrilobite
3 hours ago, Wowbnjijdat said:

But now I have have another question, how can you distinguish raptor teeth from Abelisaurid?

Raptor teeth are recurved and the back edge has larger serrations.

Abelisaurid teeth have a straight back edge and serrations the same size as the front.

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