This is a beautiful example of a Carcharodontosaurus Tooth. The enamel is lustrous and a dark reddish brown color (one of the nicer colorations for fossils from the Kem Kem Basin). The serrations are somewhat worn down, but still evident. The tip is in tact with no restoration but appears to have some normal enamel wear and tear (chipping). This is a very aesthetically pleasing specimen for any collection!
Measurements: ~2-1/4" long x 1" wide x 1/2" thick
Location: Morocco, North Africa,KemKemBasin
Time Period: Cretaceous ~90 Million Years Old
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.