An exceedingly large and scientific important dinosaur bone from the ‘Kem Kem' Red beds, the Taouz hamada formation in Morocco's western Sahara desert, North Africa. The exquisite Spinosaurus aegyptiacus vertebrae which have been preserved exceedingly well in the red beds, with the less common and very appealing cream or ivory colour throughout the vertebrae, with faint soft saturated pinks around some areas, please view all the images. Revealing the internal bone tissue and blood vessel structure, this on the ventral side where the spinal cord passed. The condition is exceptional and 100% natural with no restoration apart from stabilising the bone where now stable fracture lines are visible, only the removal of some of the surrounding (bedrock) matrix, from the fossil bed, has taken place along with the application of a stabilising substance to preserve and protect the exceptionally rare dinosaur vertebrae.
Often restorers repair or cover bone with fixatives and cosmetically coloured fillers which can have a negative appeal aesthetically, however usually these repairs in the field in Morocco can be undone and a good restoration and preservation technique can be carried out correctly in a professional lab or workshop. This spinosaurus vertebra has been cleaned in a UK Lab to a high standard.