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Carcharodontosaurus Saharicus Dinosaur Tooth 125mm

SKU:TFS9055
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An excellent theropod dinosaur tooth from a large carnivore that terrorised the Cretaceous environment around 100,000,000 million years ago. Colloquially named the North African Tyrannosaur this dinosaur tooth from Morocco is from the bi-pedal predator Carcharodontosaurus saharicus discover this fossil now at The Fossil Store. Read our fuller report below.

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 tooth measurements.
Length of curvature: 12.5 cm
Length of directly crown tip to root: 11.5 cm
Approximate weight: 0,054 g

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A super example dinosaur tooth with rootstock intact, a rarity among the many teeth discovered in this classic Moroccan fossil collecting zone. That makes this a uniquely superior collecter piece.


Condition report; The labial face has a light cream colour enamel, in contrast, the lingual face has darker toffee colour enamel, still retaining worn serrations to the mesial and distal curvatures, the classic sabre shaped cutting tooth has been stabilised with a coat of verni applied soon after discovery, some preserving to the root section is evident. Faint striation creases are evident in the enamel, primarily on the mesial curvature.


The tooth is of a stable condition, being stout. In hand, one can visualise what an adult Carcharodontosaurs would have been an impressive animal. Such large teeth, with the serrations used in a carnassial shear, would tear lumps of flesh away from another individual or carcass to swallow whole. The tooth was once part of the arsenal of a meat-eating dinosaur able to rip through flesh achieving mortal wounds which could slow down other large dinosaurs still retains a menacing appeal. Once felled Carcharodontosaur could have been skilled enough to dissect carcasses with surgical precision with jaws full of teeth like this example.

Additional Information

SKU TFS9055
Age Cretaceous
Origin Morocco