2-3/8" Carcharodontosaurus Tooth

2-3/8" Carcharodontosaurus Tooth

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This Carcharodontosaurus tooth is a gem. With excellent enamel retention, very distinct serrations (showing almost perfect edging), and an unrepaired / pristine tip, this museum quality specimen is one that any collector would be proud to possess.

Measurements: 2-3/8" Long x 1-1/8" Wide x 1/2" Thick
Location: Morocco, North Africa
Time Period: Cretaceous ~90 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, weighting 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.