2.15" Fossil Sauropod Dinosaur (Rebbachisaurus?) Tooth - Morocco

This is a partially rooted, 2.15" long tooth of a large Moroccan diplodocid sauropod, likely Rebbachisaurus garasbae. It comes from the Late Cretaceous, Kem Kem of Morocco, home to such meat eating giants as Spinosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus.

There is some crack repair through the tooth and some natural compression at the middle of the tooth.

Rebbachisaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur of the superfamily Diplodocoidea that lived during the Early-Late Cretaceous period in Africa about 99 million years ago. It reached lengths of up to 20 meters (65 feet) long. This massive four-legged plant-eating animal had a small head, a long, graceful neck, and a whip-like tail. Rebbachisaurus is distinguished from other sauropods by its unusually tall, ridged back. The discovery of Rayososaurus, a South American sauropod nearly identical to Rebbachisaurus, supports the theory that there was still a land connection between Africa and South America during the Early Cretaceous, long after it was commonly thought that the two continents had separated.

The Kem Kem Group is famous for yielding a diverse Late Cretaceous vertebrate assemblage, including fish, reptiles, and dinosaurs such as Spinosaurus. These fossils are found in a thin bed that outcrops around the edge of a large plateau near Taouz, Morocco. Local miners collect these fossils by digging narrow tunnels by hand into this plateau, following the layer.

A paper on this assemblage can be found at: Vertebrate assemblages from the early Late Cretaceous of southeastern Morocco: An overview

One of the tunnels dug into the Kem Kem beds by local miners following the productive fossil beds.
One of the tunnels dug into the Kem Kem beds by local miners following the productive fossil beds.
Rebbachisaurus garasbae?
Taouz, Kem Kem Basin, Morocco
Kem Kem Beds
2.15" long
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