Carcharodontosaurus saharicus Tooth 42 mm, of robust proportions for the size of this anterior positioned tooth and in a good stable fossilised condition. The tooth from a large dinosaur which terrorised the mid-Cretaceous of Gondwana land, now part of North Africa. Discovered in the premier North African dinosaur fossil collecting zone, from the classic Kem Kem escarpment where many highly important and major discoveries in the field of dinosaur palaeontology can be discovered. The Kem Kem or Tegana formation having preserved many good vertebrate archosaur remains.
Condition report; exhibits full enamel to the basal labial and lingual sides, retaining good serrations to the mesial and distal edges, some crown-tip dinosaur life wear. The good blonde colour enamel otherwise evident and complete. The overall condition is excellent; a classic sabre shaped cutting tooth, once able to rip through flesh achieving mortal wounds which could slow down other large dinosaurs. Once felled Carcharodontosaur could have been skilled enough to dissect carcasses with surgical precision.
The colour of the enamel is an attractive blonde colour with traces of red grained sandy matrix internally at the base or root-end, typical of the fossil bed heavy iron mineral content.
An excellent theropod tooth of a large carnivore that terrorised the Cretaceous environment around 100,000,000 million years ago. Colloquially known as the North African Tyrannosaurus this dinosaur tooth from Morocco is from the predator Carcharodontosaurus saharicus discover it now at The Fossil Store. Read our full report below.
Genus Attrib: Carcharodontosaurus; Theropod, Dinosauria, Owen 1842.
Age: Mesozoic era, Cretaceous period, Albian to lower Cenomanian stages 112 to 97 million years ago.
Origin: Tegana formation, Kem Kem, Northern Sahara, Morocco, North Africa.
Genus: Carcharodontosaurus Saharicus Dinosaur.
Age: Mesozoic era, Cretaceous, Aptian/Albian, Cenomanian, approximately 110 to 90 million years.
Origin: Tegana formation, province de Kasr-es-Souk, Kem Kem, Northern Sahara desert, Morocco, North Africa.
Carcharodontosaurus Saharicus measurements.
Mesial Curvature Length: 4.2 cm
Direct Length: 4.0 cm
Approximate weight: 0,008 g