.75" Dinosaur (Raptor?) Claw - Kem Kem Beds, Morocco

This is a small claw dinosaur claw, likly of a small theropod (raptor) from the Late Cretaceous Kem Kem Beds of Morocco. The surface is a little bit eroded, but the nutrient is visible.

Comes with an acrylic bubble case.

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.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Probably Theropod
LOCATION
Taouz, Kem Kem Basin, Morocco
FORMATION
Kem Kem Beds
SIZE
.75" long straightline
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#86181
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