Length 2.59 x 2.55 x 1.57 Inches, 65.7mm x 64.9mm x 39.8mm
Date found 2nd February 2019
Location Kem Kem beds, Morocco
Age Cretaceous 96-99 Million years
This is a good sized Spinosauridae caudal vertebrae with a section of the neural process still intact, this fossil has no repairs.
One of the largest predators in the prehistoric ecosystem of the kem kem beds, most noticeable for its large sail due to the elongated neural spine of its dorsal vertebrae. Its teeth are conical and pointed giving an insight into its main source of food in its diet, and the associated paleofauna of the formation leads to high indication that fish was a major component of its dietary habits. Currently it is not possible to determine between two Spinosauridae species present in the kem kem beds (Spinosaurus aegyptiacus and Sigilmassasaurus brevicollis).
This fossil has been consolidated with Paraloid B-72, which is a standard between personal collectors and museums, this is to preserve the fossil for generations to come and prevent pyrite disease, and also comes with a nice display box and identification label ready to be displayed.