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Cretaceous turtle, Oued Zem

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ziggycardon

Hey everyone 

I ordered this piece last night, it will probably arrive in the course of this week.
According to the listing it is a turtle bone from the cretaceous phosphate layers of Oued Zem in Morocco, but the exact species wasn't identified.
But unfortunatly I am not very familiar with Cretaceous sea turles from Morocco, I just found it a nice piece to add to my Oued Zem display.

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So does anyone know which turtle species can be found in the cretaceous phosphate layers of Oued Zem? The only species that came out while googling was Lytoloma elegans, but I am sure some of you might know other species that lived in Oued Zem during the Cretaceous?
Thanks in advance! 

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19 minutes ago, TyBoy said:

Found this might be of assistance.  Lots of unknown species.

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https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0063586

Ooh yes! Thank you very much! 
This will give me a much better insight in what species where present at the locality.
Thank you very much! :) 

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I have a database (downloaded online) with what seems to be all fossil recorded turtles. I don't know if it's all correct but from what I checked it seems to be relaiable. From Khouribga I found Rhothonemys sp., Phosphatochelys sp., Labrostochelys sp., Taphrosphys sp., Argillochelys sp. among others. If you want I can send it to you. I hope you find the right ID of this one.

 

I also think Lytoloma elegans is from the phosphate mines in Gafsa in Tunisia and not from Morocco.

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22 hours ago, gigantoraptor said:

I have a database (downloaded online) with what seems to be all fossil recorded turtles. I don't know if it's all correct but from what I checked it seems to be relaiable. From Khouribga I found Rhothonemys sp., Phosphatochelys sp., Labrostochelys sp., Taphrosphys sp., Argillochelys sp. among others. If you want I can send it to you. I hope you find the right ID of this one.

 

I also think Lytoloma elegans is from the phosphate mines in Gafsa in Tunisia and not from Morocco.

Well yes, thank you! That would be very welcome indeed, I'd love to see that database! :) 
Every bit of information can help, I'll doubt I'll be able to ID the bone, but as long as I have an understanding about the species that lived there which it possibly could belong to, I'll be more than happy! :) 
Thank you very much! :) 

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