Massive 3.35 Inch Carcharodontosaurus Tooth

 
This is a massive 3.35 inch long tooth from the gigantic, meat-eating, theropod dinosaur, Carcharodontosaurus. Often referred to as the "Moroccan T-Rex" this monster is one of the largest know theropod dinosaurs.

This tooth is nicely shaped, very thick and the serrations on BOTH edges are in good shape. Like most Carcharodontosaurus teeth on the market there are some repairs and restoration. There a couple of gap fills on the tooth mostly near the base and some patches of missing enamel where the white colored core of the tooth shows through. The core of teeth from the Tegana formation is typically an ivory white color due to them being replaced by a phosphate based mineral. This restoration is why such a impressive theropod tooth is being offered at an affordable price.

The tooth comes with a riker mount display case to show it off.

Carcharodontosaurus

An artists reconstruction of Carcharodontosaurus. By Nobu Tamura
comprised a genus of dinosaurs that dominated the land between 100-93 million years ago, during the mid-Cretaceous Period. This genus is currently known to include two gigantic species, which were among the largest known predatory dinosaurs. There were immense as the genera Tyrannosaurus and Giganotosaurus, but not as colossal as Spinosaurus.

Along with the spinosaurids, carcharodontosaurids were the largest predators in the early and middle Cretaceous throughout Gondwana, with species also present in North America (Acrocanthosaurus), and Asia (Shaochilong). Various scientists submit length estimates for C. saharicus ranging between 12 and 13 m (39-43.5 ft) and weight estimates between 6 and 15 metric tons.





Carcharodontosaurids were a scourge of the land as giant, shark-toothed terrors in a world of monsters. Though spinosaurids would have been a formidable enemy, they may have occupied a semi-aquatic niche which reduced competition. Both giant hunters also shared their world with menacing, 30 foot ancient crocodiles that had a taste for dinosaur.

Past the Turonian (93.9-89.8 mya), Carcharodontosaurus might have been replaced by the smaller abelisaurids in Gondwana and by tyrannosaurids in North America and Asia. The disappearance of carcharodontosaurids, spinosaurids and other fauna in Gondwana and across the world, suggests a global replacement event. Despite the event, fossils discovered in Brazil which appear to be carcharodontosaurids, indicate some survivors of this group until the latest stage of the Cretaceous.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Carcharodontosaurus saharicus
LOCATION
Taouz, Kem Kem Basin, Morocco
FORMATION
Tegana Formation
SIZE
3.35 inches
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#4205
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