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nathan.dugan

Hi all,

Just wanted to ask around and see if anyone had an answer for this.

I purchased this tooth, labeled as an extinct crocodile species - Crocodylus/Kentisuchus Spenceri.

Upon doing some research, I find myself confused - Wikipedia says that this species has only been found in England, France & Ukraine. My specimen is from Morocco.

If it isn’t the species I mentioned, what is it?

Specimen is just over an inch long.

Thanks,

Nate

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Troodon

Croc, Probably Elosuchus cherifiensis 

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nathan.dugan
1 hour ago, Troodon said:

Croc, Probably Elosuchus cherifiensis 

Thanks for the reply.

How would one go about differentiating this from the rounded teeth of the mosasaur species prognathodon currii? They seem to look pretty similar.

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Troodon

This crown is pretty bulbous having a very rounded tip not sure you see that on Mosasaurs

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nathan.dugan

Interestingly, this specimen claims to be from the Khouribga region of Morocco. My newfound understanding is that Elosuchus fossils have not been found in that area... 

Attached is a screenshot of the particular mosasaur species I mentioned. One of the rarer mosasaur fossils to find, but I understand that they’ve been found in the Khouribga region & not Kem-Kem, where one would be more likely to find the Elosuchus. It shares the round & blunt characteristics of my specimen.

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Troodon

You just indicated Morocco so I assumed Kem Kem.  I think the morphology of the two is different

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nathan.dugan
2 minutes ago, Troodon said:

You just indicated Morocco so I assumed Kem Kem.  I think the morphology of the two is different

Yep, my bad, forgot to mention specifics.

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