Semi-Aquatic Lizard

Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus Dinosaur Tooth 158mm

£972.00 GBP

Spinosaurus aegyptiacus tooth 158mm long from the base of the rootstock to the crown tip. Excellent preservation after recent conservation here in the Lab in England. The monster dinosaur tooth crown exhibiting a good light toffee colour to the dentin enamel. The enamel displaying the archetypical patina of this location of the Red Sandstone beds of Kem Kem, Morocco.

This is an exceptional specimen, with not only the original, but large root intact and attached, this is a rare occurrence in our experience, all too often a large tooth of this type will sustain damage in the fossil process's and unfortunately, the roots become separated from the upper crowns. Here then is a very unusual opportunity to gain a Spinosaurus dinosaur tooth with elongate root.

Fossil bones and teeth often demonstrate iron-red or dark maroon tones due to the heavy content of iron in the fossil bed at Kem Kem. When the dinosaur was laid down aeons ago heavy concentrations of minerals in the muds influenced the outcome of the colour of the fossilised remains. The environment was thought to be one of lakes, semi-tropical lagoons, so there was ample opportunity for the bones of the dinosaurs to be covered in an anoxic situation and bones be preserved. In this particular tooth, this iron influence can be seen as a pinkish hue in the rootstock, which is very attractive. In the upper crown, on the lingual face, the enamel is a slightly lighter in tone than on the labial face. On the lingual face, there has occurred in conservation some enamel infill where enamel loss occurred. This does not detract from the tooth and represents less than 10% of restoration in the whole conservation process in the lab.

The completeness of the tooth is a very good and an important scientific study piece morphologically speaking. Now conserved in the Lab in the UK it has a very stable strength and can be handled quite safely, this is also ideal for exhibiting the tooth as a display item. Recovered from the lands of North Africa from a once ferocious and renowned semi-aquatic theropod predator. Spinosaurus was larger than Tyrannosaurus rex, with great crocodile type elongated mandible and maxilla, the ornamental ribbed dorsal sail and huge ripping teeth and sickle claws which terrorised the Cretaceous scene around the shallow lagoons and on the open savannah of what we know today is the Saharan western desert of 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 Aegyptiacus tooth measurement.
Diameter: 2.1 cm
Length: 15.8 cm

Weight: 0,089 g

Spinosaurus size scale to man

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