4.4" Partial Theropod Dinosaur Ilium - Kem Kem Beds, Morocco

This is a 4.4" section of fossil theropod Ilium from the Kem Kem Beds, Morocco.
The ilium is part of the pelvis. This specimen is the part that attaches to the sacrum and would have an identical counterpart on the other side. It is missing one of the attachments point for the pubis but is in excellent condition. The deep, relatively sharp sutures indicate that this ilium is from a juvenile.

The Kem Kem Beds are famous for yielding a diverse, Late Cretaceous, vertebrate assemblage including fish, reptiles and dinosaurs such as Spinosaurus. These fossils are found in a thin bed that outcrops around the edge of a large plateau near Taouz, Morocco. Local miners collect these fossils by digging narrow tunnels by hand into this plateau following the layer.

A paper on this assemblage can be found at: Vertebrate assemblages from the early Late Cretaceous of southeastern Morocco: An overview

One of the tunnels dug into the Kem Kem beds by local miners following the productive fossil beds.
Unidentified Theropod
Kem Kem Basin, Morocco
Kem Kem Beds
4.4 x 3.2"
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