2.71" Dinosaur-Eating Crocodile (Sarcosuchus) Tooth - Niger

This is a big, fat, 2.71" long fossil tooth of a monster crocodile (Sarcosuchus imperator) Teeth of this genus are only found in the Early Cretaceous (Albian Stage) outcrops of the Erlhaz Formation of Nigeria, though more abundant teeth from other crocodilians are frequently mislabeled as Sarcosuchus.

The tooth is missing about half of it's enamel and has a few crack repairs.

Sarcosuchus was a massive crocodylomorph from the early Cretaceous of North Africa and South America, about 133-112 million years ago. Not a true crocodilian, Sarcosuchus was a member of the crocodylomorpha known as pholidosaurs. Pholidosaurs were similar to modern crocodilians, and are distinguished by their longer and narrower snouts. Sarcosuchus, additionally, was notable for the pronounced bony knob at the end of its snout. Called a Bulla, these knobs are similar to those seen in modern crocodilian species, however they are found in every known specimen, unlike modern gharials, in which the bulla denote sex. Sarcosuchus weighed approximately 4.5 tons and measured about 30 feet in length. It, unlike its relatives, was likely a generalist predator, eating any animal unlucky enough to find itself between Sarcosuchus's jaws.
Sarcosuchus imperator (Broin & Taquet, 1966)
Téneré Desert, Niger
Erlhaz Formation
2.71" long
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