1" Carcharodontosaurus Tooth

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A smaller, yet nice quality Carcharodontosaur tooth with interesting enamel coloration and pattern. The tip is in tact, and it has exceptional serrations along the edges.

Measurements: ~1" long x 1/2" wide x 1/4" thick

Location: Morocco, North Africa, Kem Kem Basin 

Time Period: Cretaceous ~90 myo

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Carcharodontosaurus was one of the largest theropod dinosaurs to ever roam the earth, with its average size being larger than that of Tyrannosaurus-rex. Carcharodontosaurus (named after the shark, genus Carcharodon) was a carnivorous dinosaur that was most likely a pack hunter, similar to their distant relative Allosaurus. Carcharodontosaurus was indeed enormous, weighing 6 to 15 tons and measuring up to 45 feet in length. The large serrated teeth of this beast could grow up to 8 inches in length. The original fossil of Carcharodontosaurus was destroyed during the second world war due to allied bombing missions. However, in 1995, a skull was discovered in Morocco, Africa.