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Unusual serrated tooth from Kem Kem Beds of Morocco

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Found this tooth yesterday in a grouping of various Kem Kem fossils and dinosaur teeth.

It has distinct small serration denticles on what I would call the posterior/distal carina. And it has a distinct anterior carinae with even smaller, but not as well defined denticles. Crenulations may be a more suitable word for the anterior/mesial one’s.

 

It is labial-lingually compressed. And it has a lozenge shaped cross section.

 

Any ideas on what it may be from? Croc? Dinosaur? Fish?

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Troodon

Boy you are full of fun teeth teeth today :D.   Need to study this one but gut says croc.

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hxmendoza
1 minute ago, Troodon said:

Boy you are full of fun teeth teeth today :D.   Need to study this one but gut says croc.

 

:ighappy: my gut is feeling same vibes. 

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Tidgy's Dad

Looks like croc, but again a really stunning colour pattern. :)

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Darktooth

What ever it is it is in great condition and I agree with Adam, the color is awesome.

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hxmendoza
40 minutes ago, Troodon said:

Here is a Crocodyliform from Niger only photo of tooth I can find.   Different species is found in Kem Kem.  The unerupted tooth is not serrated but who know about the Moroccan species and are functional teeth along with positional variation different.  Getting more comfortable with calling it a Crocodyliform

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Excellent job @Troodon. Thank you. Sure looks a lot like that.

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LordTrilobite

I agree, likely croc.

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