3" Rooted Dyrosaur Tooth - Khouribga, Morocco

This is a rooted tooth of a Dyrosaur from the phosphate beds near Khouribga, Morocco. Dyrosaurs are an extinct genus of crocodilian, and there are about half a dozen types described from this area. We can't assign an isolated tooth to a specific species though. There is one repaired crack in the root just below the crown.

These fossils are found as a bi-product of the massive phosphate mining operations in the area. Locals collect the fossils, saving them from certain destruction by rock crusher.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Dyrosaur
LOCATION
Khouribga, Morocco
FORMATION
Phosphate Deposits
SIZE
3" long
ITEM
#35752
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