Serrated Black Carcharodontosaurus Tooth, Morocco

  • $ 230.00


For sale is a wonderful example of a Carcharodontosaurus tooth from the famous Kem Kem Beds of Morocco. The color of the enamel is a luxurious reddish black and the lateral serrations are almost completely preserved, save for a couple of minor nicks. The size corresponds with a juvenile individual and the tones are very rich and intense; almost black. Whilst Carcharodontosaurus teeth are relatively common in the Kem Kem Basin, specimens this well preserved are quite hard to find, especially ones free from any kind of repairs or restorations such as this. This tooth comes with a free Riker display box and we recommend you take it out minimally.

Family:  Carcharodontosauridae (Bonaparte and Novas 1985)

Subfamily: Carcharodontosaurinae

Genus: Carcharodontosaurus

Species: Carcharodontosauru saharicus

Length: 0.8” (20.31 mm)

Width: 0.475” (12.07 mm)

Weight: 0.049 oz. (1.36 grams)

Location: Taouz, Kem Kem Basin, Sahara Desert, Morocco.

Geological Formation: Ifezouane Formation, Red Sandstone Beds

Carcharodontosaurus is a genus of Carcharodontosaurid theropod dinosaurs that lived during the early Albian to early Turonian stages of the mid-Cretaceous Period (112 to 93.5 million years ago). There are currently two known species, C. saharicus and C. iguidensis. Carcharodontosaurus were among the largest of theropods; nearly or even larger than Tyrannosaurus and Giganotosaurus. Scientists estimate that the length of the species C. saharicus ranged between 12 and 13.3 m (39 and 44 ft.) and weighed between 6.2 and 15.1 metric tons. With enormous jaws, their serrated teeth were up to 8 inches long. Based on a study of the strength of its jaws, neck and center of mass, Carcharodontosaurus was able to physically lift animals weighing up to 424 kg (935 lb) in its jaws.

Location: Taouz, Kem Kem Basin, Sahara Desert, Morocco.

Geological Formation: Ifezouane Formation, Red Sandstone Beds

Family:  Carcharodontosauridae (Bonaparte and Novas 1985)

Subfamily: Carcharodontosaurinae

Genus: Carcharodontosaurus

Species: Carcharodontosauru saharicus

Geological era: Mesozoic

Period: Early Cretaceous

Stage: Cenomanian

Age (MYA): 96 Million Years Ago

Length: 0.8” (20.31 mm)

Width: 0.475” (12.07 mm)

Weight: 0.049 oz. (1.36 grams)

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