Huge 4.2" Cretaceous Crocodile Scute - Kem Kem Beds

This specimen was just acquired from one of our suppliers. We won't have it back in our warehouse to ship until Sept. 18th It is on sale until this date, so if you purchase it quickly you get a discount :)

This is a very large, and well preserved dermal scute (armor plate) from an unidentified crocodilian. It was collected from the Late Cretaceous, Kem Kem Beds in Southern Morocco. The Kem Kem Beds are famous for yielding a diverse 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. Local miners collect these fossils by digging tunnels into this plateau following this layer. A paper on this assemblage can be found at: Vertebrate assemblages from the early Late Cretaceous of southeasternMorocco: An overview
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified Crocodile
LOCATION
Taouz, Kem Kem Basin, Morocco
FORMATION
Kem Kem Beds
SIZE
4.2x2.5"
ITEM
#31452
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