.6" Crocodylomorph Tooth - Morocco

This is a Crocodylomorph tooth from the Kem Kem Beds of Morocco. It is very difficult to identify a specific Crocodylimorph from a single tooth, but this specimen has the laterally compressed form and serrations that suggests it could be from the genus Hamadasuchus. This tooth is in good condition with some areas of missing enamel and serrates.

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
Hamadasuchus?
LOCATION
Taouz, Kem Kem Basin, Morocco
FORMATION
Kem Kem Beds
SIZE
.6" long
ITEM
#109946
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