2-1/2" Carcharodontosaurus Tooth

$450.00
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SKU
i-fsl-1539-DS
Quick Overview

This Charcharodotosaurus Saharicus tooth has fair and even serrations with very minimal damage and excellent enamel (one face with minor imperfections, and the other face near perfect). The tip is also in tact; an important factor for teeth and claw fossils. The coloration is a rich brown-red, keeping in line with other fossil material from the Kem Kem Basin. A nice find for any fossil collector at a reasonable price. 

Measurements: 2-1/2" Long x 1" Wide x 1/2" Thick 

Location: Kem Kem Basin, Morocco, North Africa

Time Period: Cretaceous ~100 Million Years Old

 

More Information

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.