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  Kem Kem beds

may 2011
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may 2011

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Location description

The Kem Kem beds in Morocco are exposed along the Algerian border. The deposits are continental and are from the Albian, part of the Cretaceous period.

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In the distance the plateau near the Algerian border contains the Kem Kem beds.
Added by: webmaster on 04-04-2012

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The Kem Kem beds are exposed along a large portion of the Algerian border, under the edge of the highland.

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Several species of crocodile, turtles, and dinosaurs (i.e. Spinosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus) have been found.

There are 45 photographs of fossils from this location in our Fossil ID System.
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Literature recommended by members

  • Alfio Alessandro Chiarenza & Andrea Cau, 2016: A large abelisaurid (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from Morocco and comments on the Cenomanian theropods from North Africa
    Beschrijving van een Abelisaurid femur.
    Added by Trilobite
  • Andrea Cau, Fabio Marco Dalla Vecchia, Matteo Fabbri, 2012: Evidence of a new carcharodontosaurid from the Upper Cretaceous of Morocco
    Added by Trilobite
  • Christophe Hendrickx1, Octávio Mateus, Eric Buffetaut, 2016: Morphofunctional Analysis of the Quadrate of Spinosauridae (Dinosauria: Theropoda) and the Presence of Spinosaurus and a Second Spinosaurine Taxon in the Cenomanian of North Africa.
    Beschrijving van Spinosaurid quadratum botten.
    Added by Trilobite
  • Hasegawa Yoshikazu, Tanaka Gengo, Takakuwa Yuji & Koike Satoshi, 2010: Fine sculptures on a tooth of Spinosaurus (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from Morocco
    Added by Trilobite
  • L. Cavin, H. Tong, L. Boudad, C. Meister, A. Piuz, J. Tabouelle, M. Aarab, R. Amiot, E. Buffetaut, G. Dyke, S. Hua, J. Le Loeuff, 2010: Vertebrate assemblages from the early Late Cretaceous of southeastern Morocco: An overview
    Samenvatting vertebraten in Kem Kem.
    Added by Trilobite
  • Luke Mahler, 2005: Record of Abelisauridae (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Cenomanian of Morocco
    Kaak fragment beschrijving.
    Added by Trilobite
  • Martilla, D.M., Unwin, D.M., Ibrahim, N., Longrich, N., 2018: A new edentulous pterosaur from the Cretaceous Kem Kem beds of south eastern Morocco
    Cretaceous Research 84, p. 1-12. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2017.09.006
    Added by FossilDude
  • Nizar Ibrahim, Paul C. Sereno, Cristiano Dal Sasso, Simone Maganuco, Matteo Fabbri, David M.Martill, Samir Zouhri, Nathan Myhrvold, Dawid A. Iurino, 2014: Semiaquatic adaptations in a giant predatory dinosaur
    Ontdekkingen Spinosaurus.
    Added by Trilobite
  • SerjoschaW. Evers, Oliver W.M. Rauhut, Angela C. Milner, Bradley McFeeters & Ronan Allain, 2015: A reappraisal of the morphology and systematic position of the theropod dinosaur Sigilmassasaurus from the “middle” Cretaceous of Morocco
    Herbeschrijving van Sigilmassasaurus wervels.
    Added by Trilobite

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