An excellent dinosaur theropod tooth of a large carnivore which must have terrorised the Cretaceous environment around 95 million years ago. Colloquially named the North African Tyrannosaur this dinosaur tooth from Morocco is from the predator carnivore Carcharodontosaurus saharicus discover it now at The Fossil Store.
Carcharodontosaurus saharicus Tooth 33 mm, of stout proportions and in a good stable fossilised condition. This tooth from the dinosaur which terrorised the mid-Cretaceous of what is now North Africa. Discovered in the premier African dinosaur fossil collecting location, from the stable of Kem Kem many highly important and major discoveries in the field of dinosaur palaeontology have been uncovered. The Tegana formation having preserved many good vertebrate archosaurs.
This unique and prised collection example of an authentic Carcharodontosaurus killing tooth is no exception to the Kem Kem discoveries. The condition exhibits enamel loss to the labial face, however still retaining good and interesting serrations to the mesial and distal curvatures. 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 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 colour of the enamel is an attractive mix of a blonde caramel colour with darker red staining typical of the fossil bed heavy iron mineral content.
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.
Length: 3.3 cm
Approximate weight: 0,003 g
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