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Raptor tooth from Morocco

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Ross14

Hello my friends,

I am showing my new purchase: it is defined by the seller as a generic raptor tooth which comes from Kem Kem Morocco.

First of all is this identification right? Secondly is it possible to specify more in detail the species?

Thank you very much

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FossilDudeCO

@Troodon MIGHT be able to help.

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hxmendoza

It is not a raptor tooth. It is an Abelisaur tooth.

The proper ID label should read:

Abelisauridae sp. indeterminate

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Ross14
52 minutes ago, hxmendoza said:

It is not a raptor tooth. It is an Abelisaur tooth.

The proper ID label should read:

Abelisauridae sp. indeterminate

Thank you very much!

So did Abelisaurus live in Morocco? Period?

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LordTrilobite

Not the genus Abelisaurus. But there are definitely Theropods from the Abelisaudiae family in Morocco. Not a lot is known about the species of Abelisaurid that lived in the Kem Kem beds. So far it seems that the teeth are very similar to those of the Abelisaurid Rugops primus from Niger.

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Ross14
23 minutes ago, LordTrilobite said:

Not the genus Abelisaurus. But there are definitely Theropods from the Abelisaudiae family in Morocco. Not a lot is known about the species of Abelisaurid that lived in the Kem Kem beds. So far it seems that the teeth are very similar to those of the Abelisaurid Rugops primus from Niger.

Thank you for your clarification.

So, I'll follow the suggestion of @hxmendoza and I'll write on the label "Abelisauridae - sp. indeterminate".

 

From the same seller there is another (defined by him) Raptor-Dromaeosaur tooth from Kem Kem which looks quite different by the one I posted before. As I am intersted in it, could I ask for a correct identification, please?

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SpringGroveUK

I'm wondering if my Moroccan raptor tooth is actually raptor after seeing this thread.

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hxmendoza
1 hour ago, Ross14 said:

Thank you for your clarification.

So, I'll follow the suggestion of @hxmendoza and I'll write on the label "Abelisauridae - sp. indeterminate".

 

From the same seller there is another (defined by him) Raptor-Dromaeosaur tooth from Kem Kem which looks quite different by the one I posted before. As I am intersted in it, could I ask for a correct identification, please?

Size 9mm

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2.jpg

 

Also an Abelisaur tooth. Just different position in the jaw. Though which genus or species cannot be known as yet.

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hxmendoza
33 minutes ago, SpringGroveUK said:

I'm wondering if my Moroccan raptor tooth is actually raptor after seeing this thread.

 

The vast majority of Kem Kem "raptor" teeth are mislabeled Abelisaur teeth.

They are, for the most part, small, and have course serrations. So they are called "raptor" teeth by the sellers in order to sell them. 

 

True "raptor" dinosaur teeth are the ones from Dromaeosaurs. Dromaeosaur material and teeth are quite rare in the Kem Kem. 

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LordTrilobite
33 minutes ago, hxmendoza said:

 

The vast majority of Kem Kem "raptor" teeth are mislabeled Abelisaur teeth.

They are, for the most part, small, and have course serrations. So they are called "raptor" teeth by the sellers in order to sell them. 

 

True "raptor" dinosaur teeth are the ones from Dromaeosaurs. Dromaeosaur material and teeth are quite rare in the Kem Kem. 

Yes this.

 

There are Dromaeosaurids present in Kem Kem. But yes, they are quite rare. Abelisaurid teeth are much more common.

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The Speeding Carno

I'd second abelisaurid

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zekky

probably abelisaur, not raptor

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