Deltadromeus agilis dinosaur tooth from the Late Cretaceous and a remarkable specimen with a typical elongated shape to other dinosaurs such as the Dromaeosaur raptor. The Deltadromeus; 'delta-runner', was an enigmatic dinosaur discovered from the region of the Tegana formation in the Kem Kem beds. The scarcity of discoveries for this genus to date is extremely rare, for a single skeleton has yet to be discovered.
Condition report; exhibits full enamel to the basal labial and lingual sides, retaining indistinct serrations to the mesial and distal edges, some repair to crown-tip on the lingual face, whereas the labial face shows enamel to just under the crown tip, a field consolidation conservation carried out in Morocco to a good standard. The good blonde colour enamel otherwise evident and complete. The overall condition is very good; a classic sabre shaped cutting tooth, once able to rip through flesh achieving mortal wounds which could slow down other large dinosaurs. Once felled Deltadromeus could have been skilled enough to dissect carcasses with surgical precision.
The colour of the enamel is an attractive blonde colour over an archaic crazed white with traces of red at the basal cervix level or root-end, typical of the fossil bed heavy iron mineral content.
Genus Attributed: Deltadromeus Agilis (delta runner)
Origin: Tegana formation of Kem Kem, Morocco, North Africa.
Age: Middle Cretaceous period, Cenomanian stage, 100,000,000 to 93,000,000 years.
Mesial Curvature Length: 6.5 cm
Direct Length: 5.7 cm
Approximate weight: 0,012 g