Indeterminate animal coprolite

Era: Mesozoic

Period: Cretaceous

Age: Cenomanian-Turonian (100.5 - 89.8 Ma)

Formation: Tegana (Red Sand)

Origin: Valley of Kem-Kem, Begaa, near Taouz, Errachidia province (Morocco)

Coordinates: 30°53'53.7"N 3°51'48.6"W

Measurements: Length 36 hmm 1.41" / Width 27mm 1.06"

Weight 22g / 0.49 lb

Description: Coprolites are fossilized droppings.

 

The beds of Kem Kem are located along the border of Morocco with Algeria. These are continental deposits belonging to the Cretaceous period, specifically the Cenomanian stage (100.5 - 93.9 million years). The area is made up of a spectacular stone cliff that stretches 250 kilometers in length and comprises a mighty 150-200m sequence of fluvial siltstones and sandstones. Several species of vertebrates, including elasmobranchs, bony fishes, coelacanths, turtles, crocodiles, pterosaurs, dinosaurs, and birds have been found in this area. It is for this reason that various researchers from the most prestigious universities have referred to this site as "an area where the danger lurks by land, sea and air". They all agree that this site "constitutes a window to the Age of the Dinosaurs in Africa". It is precisely here, in Kem Kem, where the fossil remains of three of the largest predatory dinosaurs ever known.

 

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Coprolite

SKU: KK7
€12.00Price
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