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.
In Honor of Memorial Day, the Shop will be Closed, Monday, May 31st.
Hi folks! COVID cases are down! So, we are allowed to have up to 25 people in the shop &15 people in the museum. However, on Saturdays, the museum will remain closed and used only as an area for those waiting to shop.
(However, if we're slow we can sneak you down there, if you like.)
For now, face covering & use of hand sanitizer are still required when entering.
We ask that people please not come in with large groups, and please limit their stays to under an hour, so others can have the opportunity to also do their shopping.
If we have customers in line, waiting to get in, please be aware of that and be considerate.
Thanks again for your continued understanding & support!