Carcharadontosaurus saharicus Dinosaur Tooth

Carcharadontosaurus saharicus

Dinosauria clade Theropoda, Family Carcharodontosauridae

Geological Time: Middle Cretaceous, Albian Stage

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Dinosaur tooth is 35 mm diagonal length, 23mm base width

Fossil Site: Kem-Kem Basin, K’Sar-es-Souk Province, South of Taouz, Morocco

Code: MF76

Price: $135.00


Carcharadontosaurus saharicus Dinosaur ToothDescription: This is a fine example of a tooth from the dinosaur Carcharadontosaurus saharicus coming from the Middle Cretaceous Albian Stage deposits of the Kem-Kem Basin, Morocco. Notice the fine serrations present which attest to the meat eating habits of this dinosaur that is thought to have rivaled T rex in size. Like most found, this is a shed tooth. Dinosaurs continually replaced their teeth so as to keep a sharp set always deployed. The thin cross section shows this dinosaur was more prone to stripping meat from the bones, rather than the bone crusher that T rex is thought to have been. The ivory color is one of several hues displayed, depending upon the depositional environment. Repaired cracks detract but little from this specimen. This one comes in a glass fronted display box.

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