02049 - Beautiful Well Preserved Ceratodus humei Tooth From Kem Kem Basin
02049 - Beautiful Well Preserved Ceratodus humei Tooth From Kem Kem Basin 02049 - Beautiful Well Preserved Ceratodus humei Tooth From Kem Kem Basin

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02049 - Beautiful Well Preserved Ceratodus humei Tooth From Kem Kem Basin

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Ceratodus humei, Priem 1914
Upper Cretaceous, Cenomanian stage, (~96 Million Years)
Taouz, Errachidia province, South Morocco
Ifezouane Formation, Red Sandstone Beds, KemKem Basin
25 mm   •    in
2 g   •    oz
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Beautiful tooth of this rare durophagous fish. It is one of the many extinct lungfish species that dominated the fluvial ecosystems in the Mesozoic Era. During the lower Cretaceous, this species was especially abundant in the sites in the south of Morocco, together with other important dinosaurs such as the Spinosaurus or the Carcharodontosaurus. It does not have any restoration or reparation.

The abundant fish fauna which can be found in the cretaceous layers of the Kem Kem Basin is large and varied. Recently Cavin et al., (2015) made an important revision of the cretaceous association of continental fish in the south of Morocco. 

"Taxonomic Composition and Trophic Structure of the Continental Bony Fish"

This species is always characterized by a masticatory surface almost flat with no crests, four denticulations on the labial margin, a straight mesial margin and a curved lingual margin. [Tabaste N., (1963)]

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