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Elrathia trilobite matrix A ±10mm
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  Ben Guerir
  Morocco

Added:
january 2014
Last Modified:
january 2014

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Location description

In the Ben Guérir open-cast mines phosphate is mined on a large scale. The deposits are from the Maastrichtian, part of the Cretaceous period and contain various kinds of fossils. The deposits belong to the same sedimentary basin as the phosphate deposits in Khouribga.


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Directions

Ben Guerir is located in the south of Morocco, north of Marrakech.

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Finds

Various types of shark teeth (eg. Squalicorax, Palaeocarcharodon, Hexanchus), bone material and teeth of mosasaurs.

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