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Carcharodontosaurus Saharicus juvenile claw unearthed in the Sahara western desert of Morocco. The toe claw, a very good example of a rare fossil juvenile dinosaur claw. The exceptional part of this claw is not only the rarity of finding but also the very good preservation of the C.saharicus killing claw.

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: 4.2 cm
Width: 1.2 cm
Height: 1.8 cm

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A remarkably rare fossil claw of the juvenile Carcharodontosaurus saharicus discovered and unearthed from the Red beds of the Tegana formation of southern Morocco, in the hamada which forms the continental intercalaire, a fossil formation which reaches out into the Sahara desert. This is a unique and very uncommon find, juvenile fossil material is rarely discovered.

Carcharodontosaurus saharicus 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 illustrates in the authors mind the ferociousness of this bipedal theropod dinosaur which roamed the savanna and water margins of the African cretaceous environment at the time of the other enigmatic predator Spinosaurus. Named from the shark lineage of Carcharodon ”shark-toothed lizard", the Carcharodon themselves named from the Greek karcharo, jagged tooth. This gives a sense of some rather nasty serrated and jagged sets of teeth Carcharodontosaurs would have had at its disposal. This claw also displays a sleek finesse of a weapon of a hunter, its smaller size being a juvenile, does not belie the threatening nature of this streamlined claw, when musing on an attacking scene of the archosaur, pining down prey while teeth and jaws went to work finishing off the dismemberment of its prey into small chunks of flesh!

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.

Additional Information

Age Cretaceous
Origin Morocco
Colour Beige