2.9" Spinosaurus Jaw Section With Composite Tooth

 
 
 
This is a 2.9" section of fossil Spinosaurus jaw from the Kem Kem Beds, Morocco. It is a section of the Maxilla (upper jaw) bone with one tooth composited in the socket. There is also a section of a second socket.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Spinosaurus sp.
LOCATION
Kem Kem Basin, Morocco
FORMATION
Kem Kem Beds
SIZE
2.9"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#110300
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