A visually intriguing selection of fossil turtle specimens from the 'Boththremydidae - Bothremys maghrebiana side neck turtle skull' and a rare turtle carapace-shell inclusive of the original skull in their entirety from Ouled Abdoun Basin, Northern Sahara, Morocco. Also featuring a selection of turtle coprolite (fossilised turtle poo) from Madagascar.
£1,782.00Rare Boththremydidae side neck turtle skull identified by the Natural History Museum, London. This is a wonderful discovery from Morocco in North Africa. Displaying good preservation throughout the skull, with a 260 degree view of the exterior and interior structure of the specimen. Notes from the NHM describing the specimen are included with this item; Gaffney Et Al Galianemys. Genus: Boththremydidae Side Neck Turtle. (Galianemys white sp). Age: Mesozoic era, early Cretaceous II, Aptian-Albian stage, Cenomanian epoch, approximately 99 million years. Origin: Tegana Formation, Province de Kasr-es-Souk, Kem Kem, Northern Sahara Desert, Morocco, North Africa. Supplied in clear acrylic case with black acrylic base. Height: 2.4 cm Width: 3.8 cm Depth: 4.1 cm Overall Weight: 425 g Turtle Skull Weight: 10 g Learn More
£2,292.00A visually intriguing fossil turtle carapace (shell) and skull displaying soft palate tones throughout the anatomy of the animal. The carapace now reinforced strengthening it for display. More information to follow shortly on the history of this find. This turtle fossil can also be supplied with a custom bronze or similar stand, contact us for more details. Genus: Bothremydidae, Bothremys maghrebiana side-neck turtle. Geological Age: Paleogene period, Palocene epoch, Danian stage, 66 to 61.7 million years ago. Origin: Phosphate deposits of Khouribga, Ouled Abdoun Basin, Northern Sahara, Morocco. Measurements. Height: 43.5 cm Width: 37 cm Depth: 14 cm Weight: Approximately 5 Kg
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