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Possible Dromeosaur tooth from morocco


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Hello, i saw this Dinosaur tooth from morocco for sale today and wondered how high the possibilitys for it beeing a Dromeosaur tooth are. It does not look very Carch or Abeli like to me, which is a good sign i guess ? Migth be Noasaurid maybe ? I dont know, but maybe you !

(Sadly this is the only picture of it)

I have made a topic on a similar one once too, heres the link to it to compare them.

https://www.thefossilforum.com/topic/140729-moroccan-dromeosaur-tooth/#comment-1484146

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I think I read here, recently, that no dromaeosaurs have been described from Morocco?

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I believe that Tim is right.

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Fossildude is correct, no described dromeosaurs from Morocco.

Not impossible that there would be, but changes are very slim considering that Africa in general seems to lack hard evidence of dromeosaurs. Closest I think would be Rahonavis from Madagascar.

 

What comes to this tooth.

I think it could be Noasaurid tooth, but only seeing one picture with slight angle is not enough for me to feel comfortable with, since I want to see it directly from the sides and front/back. Close up from both carinae. We also lack valuable information like size and denticle count.

There's no such thing as too many teeth.

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14 minutes ago, North said:

Fossildude is correct, no described dromeosaurs from Morocco.

Not impossible that there would be, but changes are very slim considering that Africa in general seems to lack hard evidence of dromeosaurs. Closest I think would be Rahonavis from Madagascar.

 

What comes to this tooth.

I think it could be Noasaurid tooth, but only seeing one picture with slight angle is not enough for me to feel comfortable with, since I want to see it directly from the sides and front/back. Close up from both carinae. We also lack valuable information like size and denticle count.

1.5 cm in lengt.

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1 hour ago, Brevicolis said:

1.5 cm in lengt.

Size seems allright.

But as mentioned, without more angles I can't say for sure. Since morphology changes depending from jaw position.

 

But here is tooth I have from same angle if you want to compare.20240413_093232.thumb.jpg.a373588f871e56ba79d40150b33d4975.jpg

There's no such thing as too many teeth.

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From which species is it tho ? Undescribed or something not very known, or just Carch, Abeli, or Noasaurid ?

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21 minutes ago, Brevicolis said:

From which species is it tho ? Undescribed or something not very known, or just Carch, Abeli, or Noasaurid ?

My tooth?

Theropod indet since it has not been described.

But I believe most likely from Noasaurid.

 

Since Noasaurids are not described from Kemkem, comparison is made from teeth morphology. But we can't be sure without hard evidence.

 

But also worth mentioning that there are multiple morph types for undescribed teeth.

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There's no such thing as too many teeth.

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