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Semi-Aquatic Lizard

Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus Tooth 48mm

£592.00 GBP

An exceedingly rare Spinosaurus tooth measuring 48mm with superb preservation for this semi-aquatic predator which is a complete and unbroken tooth of rare and robust preservation and conservation. The dentin-enamel which has not suffered very much if any enamel loss in the upper crown section. The crown apical tip intact with lighter dentin coming through the apex point, yet this feels smooth to the touch, this an interesting study aspect. This is a rare tooth find, excellent quality of preservation and morphologically a very interesting study specimen dinosaur tooth with a rich mahogany patina to the fossilised dentin-enamel. the carinae cutting edges, seen under a strong lens, still having traces of serrations in the once developing enamel. the rootstock intact and complete. A unique tooth among many hundreds discovered only a few are of this calibre.

Spinosaurus was a semi-aquatic predator, theorised as a free swimmer in the once Cretaceous Lagoons of Tegana full of Onchopristis sawfish and Hybodus sharks, evidently found in the same beds as the Spinosaurus which suggests these were one of the main food sources for the Spinosaurus.

Palaeontologists theorise the large Spinosaurus sail was multicoloured, similarly to modern reptiles designed to warn off predators and to scale against other Spinosaurs to determine the size of a threat or to attract a mate. The sails also provided stability when semi-submerged in waters to hunt prey.

This is an opportunity to invest in a rare, fine-grade fossil dinosaur tooth, once within the jaws of this ferociously renowned theropod dinosaur, a predator with elongated and powerful snapping crocodile-like gharial jaws with great conically powerful puncturing teeth that once terrorised the cretaceous waterways, now know as the Sahara desert, North Africa.

Genus: Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. Theropoda, Spinosauridae.
Age: Mesozoic, Cretaceous, 100,000,000 - 89,000,000 years.
Origin: Tegana, 'De Ksar-es-Souk', Kem Kem, Morocco, N. Africa.

Spinosaurus tooth measurement.
Length: 4.8 cm
Width: 1.1 cm

Overall weight: 0,005 g

Spinosaurus scale image

SPINOSAURUS. 4.3M x 18M / 14.1FT x 60FT
HOMO SAPIEN. 1.8M / 6FT

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