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.
Stats: Height : 4.3 m - Length : 11 m - Weight : 6,000 – 8,000 kg/ 6+ Tonne.
Carcharodontosaurus saharicus Tooth 58 mm, of stout proportions and in a good stable fossilised condition. The tooth from a dinosaur which terrorised the mid-Cretaceous of Gondwana land, now North Africa. Discovered in the premier North African dinosaur fossil collecting zone, from the stable of Kem Kem where many highly important and major discoveries in the field of dinosaur palaeontology have been uncovered. The Kem Kem or Tegana formation having preserved many good vertebrate archosaur remains.
Condition report; This unique and prised collection example of an authentic Carcharodontosaurus killing tooth is no exception to that good stable of Kem Kem discoveries. The condition exhibits enamel wear to the lingual and labial face at approximately the same point, this indicates damage due to biting or predator activity, a remarkable history of violence. Retaining very good serrations to the mesial and distal curvatures, slight crown-tip dinosaur life wear to the enamel. The dark and rich mahogany colour enamel exhibits deep striations across the whole tooth. 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.