Excavation scientists said that the most dangerous place in the history of the planet Earth is found in a region in Morocco called the “Kamkum Plateau” rocky, which includes a number of fossils dating back millions of years.
This conclusion came in a study published in the scientific journal ZooKeys, as a number of scientists from Morocco, Europe and America reviewed the fossil vertebrates of the Cretaceous Kem Kem plateau group.
This region is a vast semi-desert rocky plateau located in the influence of Daraa Tafilalet side, on the Moroccan-Algerian border, with a length of 250 km and includes a number of very ancient excavations.
According to a communication issued by the British University of Bournemouth, on Friday, April 24th, the study confirms that predators, including flying reptiles and crocodiles, have made this desert region the most dangerous place on earth.
According to the lead author of this study, Dr. Nizar Ibrahim, professor of biology at the University of Detroit Mercy of America and visiting professor at Bournemouth University in Britain, this study “provides a window into the age of dinosaurs in Africa, and it can be said that this was the most dangerous place in the history of the planet Earth.”
The scientific study indicates that about 100 million years ago, the “Kamkam” area, located in Morocco, was home to a large river system, full of many different species of large and predatory aquatic and terrestrial animals.
Excavations of this region include 3 of the largest known predatory dinosaurs ever known, namely the dinosaur Carcharodontosaurus rock-toothed dinosaur, and the Deltadromeus dinosaur, as well as several predatory flying reptiles called “pterosaurs.”
A group of predators in this area depended on the abundance of fish. According to David Martell, associate professor of study, from Bournemouth University, this place was full of huge fish, including giant silicantes, which were four or even five times larger than the Silicanthus today.
“Highlighting Africa’s ancient past is important,” Martell added. “It is the most comprehensive work on fossil vertebrates in the desert for nearly a century, since German paleontologist Ernst Fraeere Stromer von published his last major work in 1936.
The data of this study, unprecedented in the history of fossils during a century, also stated that the region also contained large freshwater sharks called Onchopristis, which are characterized by frightening teeth that appear as thorny daggers.
The scientific study team includes Nizar Ibrahim, Paul Sereno, David Varicio, David Martel, Diddy Dotel, David Eunouin and Hans Larson, as well as Moroccans by Hassan Baydar, Samir Zouhari and Abdelhadi Kawkaya.
The team of scientists who participated in this study are from the universities of Detroit, Chicago and Montana in America, the British University of Bournemouth and Leicester, the Paris Museum of Natural History, the Hassan II University of Casablanca and the Canadian University of McGill.