2.8" Fossil Theropod Dorsal Vertebra Section - Morocco

 
 
This is a 2.8" wide fossil theropod dorsal vertebra from the Kem Kem Beds, Morocco.
This specimen is the centrum (body of the vertebra), missing the vertebral arch and processes. There is wear to one end of the bone possibly from being exposed on the surface. This specimen is likely from near the neck of the individual.

The Kem Kem Beds are 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.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified Theropod
LOCATION
Kem Kem Basin, Morocco
FORMATION
Kem Kem Beds
SIZE
2.8 x 1.7"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#113624
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