Length 2.66 inches 67.5mm
Date Obtained August 2020
Location Kem Kem beds, Begga, Morocco
Age 96 million years, Cenomanian, Cretaceous
This Elosuchus tooth is fully rooted and has a rich, dark red-brown coloration. It would make a good addition to any crocodile, reptile or Kem Kem collection.
All our fossils are consolidated with paraloid b72, to preserve for future generations as is standard procedure within all museums. No repair or restoration to this fossil.
Elosuchus was a species of pholidosaurid crocodylmorph closely related, and similar to, to Sarcosuchus of Niger. It is poorly known and no solid size estimates exist, but it was undoubtedly a very large and ferocious animal in its own right. More discoveries will hopefully shed light on this creature in the future.
The Kem Kem Beds of Morocco date to the middle of the Cretaceous Period and seem to preserve an unusual delta ecosystem with a high proportion of carnivores, including Spinosaurus, Carcharodontosaurus, two abelisaurids, Deltadromeus and an abundance of crocodylomorphs, in addition to many species of freshwater fish. Herbivorous dinosaurs seem to consist almost entirely of sauropods and some paleontologists believe that aquatic prey served the base of the predatory food chain.