Abelisaurid sp.

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    A Top Quality Abelisaurid dinosaur tooth from the Cretaceous Kem-Kem deposits of Morocco. Once thought to be a raptor tooth, it is now clear that the Abelisaurid, a family of ceratosaurian theropod dinosaurs, was the dominate smaller theropod in the late Cretaceous Kem-Kem deposit. Excellent brown color and serrations. Excellent preservation. An excellent Abelisaurid tooth. Note - A gem jar will be included as photographed.

    M1263       Size: 7/16"

    Note - 10 new Abelisaurid teeth added in Octobber 2018.        Link to Abelisurid teeth

    Abelisaurid -  Abelisaurid, a family of ceratosaurian theropod dinosaurs, appears to fill the raptors role or niche in northern Africa during the early late Cretaceous period based on the relative abundance teeth and few raptor teeth. This family of dinosaurs includes more familiar dinosaurs, such as, Carnotaurus. Most of the known Abelisaurids would have been 17 to 30 feet in length. Abelisaurid means "Abel's Lizards".

    Note - A smaller raptor does exist in the Kem-Kem deposit, but it is very rare based on few teeth found.

    How do you distinguish the Abelisaurid tooth from a raptor tooth? The posterior face ("rear serrated edge") of the Abelisaurid teeth is straight. Whereas, raptor and most theropod teeth have a posterior side that would be mildly or strongly curved.

    Note - Essentially all teeth being sold as Moroccan "raptor" teeth from the Kem Kem are Abelisaurid teeth. Just check out the posterior serrated edge. Abelisaurid teeth are straight; not curved like a raptor.

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