3-1/2" Carcharodontosaurus Tooth

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This is a great sized Carcharodontosaurus tooth for any collector! While they can grow larger, this is still a substantial sized tooth to find. The enamel is slightly lighter in tone than others found in the Kem Kem basin, with some enamel chipping on both faces. The serrations are in fair condition and the tip is excellent- it's in tact with no restoration. 

Measurements: ~3-1/2" long x 1-1/4" wide x 1/2" 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.