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  1. Allegedly, this was found in the Algerian Sahara. I couldn't find an article verifying that claim, only assertions via popular social media platforms like Reddit and Twitter. Everything from Spinosaurid to whale has been suggested. Anyone know what it might be? And if anyone has an article with more info, I'd appreciate the read
  2. Indeed, more Spinosaurus teeth from me. I appreciate the help that many of you have offered. It's much easier to spot potential issues with more experienced eyes and angles I hadn't considered. I have two Spinosaurus teeth here, both over 4". They look kosher to me barring some minor matrix fill on cracks. Confirmation would be lovely! Thank you, Bellamy First: Second:
  3. I have here a 5" Spinosaurus tooth. The claim is that it has some repair to it using glue, but that it's all one tooth as opposed to a composite. If that were the case, I would be fine with it. However, I have my suspicions that it's a composite. I'd appreciate some more eyes on this!
  4. davidsf

    Crocodile Egg or Sea Urchin?

    During a trip to Egypt I found this potential fossil near the city of Aswan between the banks of the Nile River and Sahara Desert. I had thought it might have been a meteor and the sand fused around the meteor due to the Intense heat. But, I tested it with a magnet but there was absolutely no attraction. Therefore, I thought it might be a fossil given that I read about many fossils being discovered in the Sahara and the composition does appear to be any rock or stone that I've ever encountered. I assumed crocodile due to the spiky and bumpy texture, along with the historic prevalence of crocod
  5. Hi, All. Okay - I'm trying to learn here, so please bear with me! I've been told that many of the teeth I've acquired here in Niger have been croc teeth, and that one of the ways to tell a croc tooth is by a circular base (basil?), while spinosauridae teeth are more oval.... That said, I offer the following two teeth for your informed evaluation! The bigger one is relatively narrow (the side shot with the enamel curving over the top gives you an idea), with the smaller one has a distinct "ridge" on each front/back (I know those aren't the technical terms - sorry!). As always, I
  6. Hi, All. Here's another "large" fossil I've acquired. Same origin as the others - Agadez area of the Sahara desert in Niger. Based on the feedback I got on an earlier submission, I'm wondering if this could be from a sauropod and, if so, what part of the skeleton? As you can see, there's a lot of mud on it that I haven't tried to remove yet, as I am a complete neophyte and don't know the proper way to do so. I welcome any and all guidance on that too. Thanks so much for all your replies! Rob @Haravex @LordTrilobite @jpc @Troodon
  7. Tidgy's Dad

    Merzouga - Sahara - Morocco

    Day One ; Locality Five Sahara Desert 19th February 2019 An advert for Erfoud, the fossil capital of Morocco. But no time today, the sun is setting. "Tomorrow", Anouar promises me. And then suddenly we are out of the mountains and on the fringes of the mighty Sahara Desert, the largest hot desert in the world. (Antarctica and the Arctic are bigger, but cold deserts) Many think of the Sahara as being sand, but actually, only a fraction of it is composed of the ergs (sand and sand dunes), most of the desert is hamada - rock desert. It is often fossili
  8. M.Youssef

    Shark tooth ID

    Hi All Can you please help me get the accurate ID of this tooth from Sahara of Morocco. Thank you Malek
  9. Tidgy's Dad

    Moroccan Atlas and Sahara.

    I am leaving tomorrow for a five day trip to explore some of the Moroccan Middle, High and Anti-Atlas Mountains and parts of the Sahara. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I seem a bit overexcited, it's because I am. This will be my first Moroccan collecting trip since the TB struck me in 2011/12. I won't be posting on a day by day basis, i don't think, as my laptop stays here and wifey's phone thing is beyond me. However, wifey's presence for the first time on one of my trips will enable me to take photos for th
  10. Hey guys Doing fossils and all, I sometimes come across artifacts too, but it's not my cup of tea. Hence I was wondering if anyone would be interested in exchanging these artifacts for fossils? I would consider selling but prefer to trade. These are genuine 850.000 y old hand axes from the early Acheulean of Northern Africa. Best regards.
  11. Still_human

    American basilosaurus

    American basilosaurus fossils were so common they started making furniture out of their bones. So why do they not show up anywhere???? It's only the African ones around. Anyone know anything about that furniture? And what happened to all the American basils??? *weird little factoid I think is cool. They're not 100% sure basilosaurus had a tail fluke/fin at all. I think its safe to say they definitely did, but there's never been any actual proof. No signs of a fluke have ever been found. again, I don't believe for a moment that they didn't have a tail fluke, I just think it's intere
  12. hello freinds today i found tgis fossil in sahara i can t identify but i think the one is a ptychodus teeth but i can confirm it plase if you can helo me.
  13. Tidgy's Dad

    Morocco Stromatolite?

    I bought this recently in Agadir for only $25 so I'm happy whatever it is. It is said to be a stromatolite, though it may be just a desert rose of some type, though it's very hard and heavy, definitely not gypsum or barite. Some sites on the net suggest precambrian, ranging from 2.6 down to .6 billion years old, depending where you look. Some say Cambrian, some Ordovician and others Devonian or Cretaceous. Any ideas anyone?
  14. creskita

    Turtle Fossil?

    Hi, can anyone tell me what these are? The picture was taken in Morocco on the edges of the Sahara desert, not far from Merzouga. Our guide said they were fossilised turtles. Can anyone confirm? Thanks.
  15. dtreacher

    Saharan Insect

    Hope someone can help to identify this insect. It was picked up in the Western Sahara in Morocco and measures 7cm from head to the end of the body. It appears to have large wings. The picture is a little indistinct due to restricted file size but hope someone could help with identification and age. Many thanks David
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