Carcharodontosaurus saharicus Tooth 25 mm, of robust proportions for the size of this anterior positioned tooth. 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. The classic Kem Kem escarpment where many highly important and major discoveries in the field of dinosaur palaeontology have been unearthed. 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 serrations to the mesial and indistinctly to the distal edge, slight crown-tip dinosaur life wear. A split has occurred along the distal carina edge in the enamel. The good blonde colour enamel otherwise evident and complete. The overall condition is good being unbroken and unrepaired a rarity these days as specimens are becoming more scarce; 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.