Zoom Elosuchus Crocodile Tooth 118mm
Zoom Elosuchus Crocodile Tooth 118mm
Zoom Elosuchus Crocodile Tooth 118mm

Elosuchus Cherifiensis Crocodile Tooth 118mm

£222.00 GBP

A Huge Complete Archosaur crocodilian killer tooth measuring 118mm, quite literally an apex gripping and ripping tool from the ancient reptile which must have been of enormous size. A Rare complete archosaur tooth, exhibiting the crocodilian attributes of the top predator of the North African Cretaceous period. One carinae cutting edge still partly prominent.

A Rare complete archosaur tooth, exhibiting the crocodilian attributes of the top predator of the North African Cretaceous period. One carinae cutting edge still partly prominent. The apical crown tip has come away in the fossil bed and reaffixed itself with matrix in the fossil bed, this is evident as one face of the reseated tip being completely in line with the corresponding crown, on the opposite face this is not the case, crushing has occurred in the fossil bed and this is a rare event illustrated in this good tooth.

The crown and if fact the whole is solid and stable. The tooth has been cleaned and conserved post-excavation in a UK Lab by Mr A. Brady. Most of the enamel has the typical caramel brown colour and is intact, some enamel loss has taken place and in this area and the ivory colour dentin is seen. The extraordinary size and completeness of the root and crown are quite enlightening when considering the whole jaw full of similar sized teeth, the modern Nile crocodile has between 64 to 68 teeth! Some bone loss is evident to the tooth root below the enamel line (please refer to the illustrations above), the cause of this is speculative, it could be from an anomaly in the life of the archosaur, wear from a proceeding or other tooth in the jaw or by predation. The root is complete and fully attached, the morphology is excellent overall.

Genus: Elosuchus cherifiensis (lavocat 1955; deBroin 2002).
Order: Crocodilia. Superfamily: Gaviloidea

Origin: Tegana, Province 'De Ksar-es-Souk', Kem Kem, Morocco, North Africa.
Age: Mesozoic, Cretaceous, Cenomanian - Turonian 100 to 89 million years.

Specimen dimensions:
Length: 10.3 cm
Length: 11.8 cm (outside curvature)
Width: 2.4 cm

Approximate weight: 0.052 g

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