.7" Fossil Crocodile (Elosuchus) Tooth - Morocco

This is a .7" fossil crocodile tooth from the Cretaceous age Kem Kem Beds, Morocco. It is likely this tooth is from a crocodyliform of the genus Elosuchus. This tooth is in good condition with wear at the tip. It is the broken tip of a larger tooth.

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

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One of the tunnels dug into the Kem Kem beds by local miners following the productive fossil beds.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Elosuchus sp.
LOCATION
Taouz, Kem Kem Basin, Morocco
FORMATION
Kem Kem Beds
SIZE
.7" long
ITEM
#109941
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