Carcharodontosaurus Tooth With Serrations - 1 1/2" Size

These are authentic, fossil dinosaur teeth from Carcharodontosaurus, one of the largest known meat-eating dinosaurs. They were collected from the Kem Kem Group in SE Morocco near Taouz, and are approximately 95 million years old. The teeth measure approximately 1 1/2" in length and are all in good condition with visible serrations and minimal repair/restoration. Each one comes with a floating frame display case.

The photos of the teeth are representative of what they look like, but do not picture the exact one you will receive. They are the same quality of teeth we sell individually photographed, but are slightly less expensive when bought by the piece as we don't have to photograph each one.

Carcharodontosaurus 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.

An artists reconstruction of Carcharodontosaurus.  By Nobu Tamura
An artists reconstruction of Carcharodontosaurus. By Nobu Tamura


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Past the Turonian (93.9-89.8 mya), Carcharodontosaurus might have been replaced by the smaller abelisaurids in Gondwana and by tyrannosaurids in North America and Asia.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.

The Kem Kem Group is famous for yielding a diverse, Late Cretaceous, vertebrate assemblage including fish, reptiles and dinosaurs such as Spinosaurus. These fossils are found in a thin bed that outcrops around the edge of a large plateau near Taouz, Morocco. Local miners collect these fossils by digging narrow tunnels by hand into this plateau following the layer.

A paper on this assemblage can be found at: Vertebrate assemblages from the early Late Cretaceous of southeastern Morocco: An overview

One of the tunnels dug into the Kem Kem beds by local miners following the productive fossil beds.
One of the tunnels dug into the Kem Kem beds by local miners following the productive fossil beds.
FOR SALE
$95
DETAILS
FOSSIL TYPE
Dinosaur Tooth
SPECIES
Carcharodontosaurus saharicus
AGE
Late Cretaceous (95 million years)
FORMATION
Kem Kem Group
LOCATION
Near Taouz, Kem Kem Basin, Morocco
SIZE
About 1 1/2" long
PRODUCT ID
P-909