Carcharodontosaurus Saharicus Tooth 62mm

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Carcharodontosaurus Saharicus Tooth 62mm

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Carcharodontosaurus Saharicus tooth unearthed in the western desert of Morocco in the red beds of the Kem Kem region, this part of Africa is the northern Sahara. The tooth, a very good example of a rare fossil dinosaur tooth which displays light brown fossil dentin enamel. The exceptional part of this tooth are the serrations clearly seen on what would have been the carnivores sabre cutting edge. Some enamel loss is sustained, as seen in the images below. Overall a very good 90 million year old dinosaur C.saharicus killing tooth.

Genus: Carcharodontosaurus Saharicus Dinosaur.
Age: Mesozoic era, Cretaceous, Cenomanian, approximately 100 to 93 million years.
Origin: Tegana formation, province de Kasr-es-Souk, Kem Kem, Northern Sahara desert, Morocco, North Africa.

C.Saharicus tooth measurements.
Length: 6.2 cm
Width: 3.1 cm
Depth: 1.9 cm

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Carcharodontosaurus saharicus tooth 62mm, first discovered in 1927 and first named 'Megalosaurus Saharicus' however this holotype skeleton was destroyed in World War II. The next discoveries were in 1996. The naming of Carcharodontosaurus from the Greek meaning is interesting and describes in the readers mind the ferociousness of this bipedal theropod dinosaur. Named from the shark lineage of Carcharodon ”shark-toothed lizard", the Carcharodon themselves named from the Greek karcharo, jagged tooth. This a sense of some rather nasty serrated and jagged sets of teeth.


This carnivore was a fierce predator which has earned it's reputation at the top of the food chain as science learns more and more about its habits and habitat, overwhelming much of the sauropods for size and speed, even more ferocious than the North American Tyrannosaurus Rex. C.saharicus’s brain was a little smaller, making this dinosaur even more frightening a killing, eating, making little C.saharicus machine Like its distant cousin Tyrannosaurus Rex, the C.Saharicus roamed the prehistoric Cretaceous of Africa as supreme predator. This theropod dinosaur was the fore runner to T’rex by about 20 to30 million years, extant around 100 to 93 million years ago, reaching 44 feet in length and weighing around 7 to 8 tons. A top predator believed to prey on the weak, and scavenge. A dinosaur king of its territory.

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SKU TFS0256
Age Cretaceous
Origin Morocco
Colour Brown

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