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- SOLD Rare Fat 2.5" Premaxillary Tooth Carcharodontosaurus African T Rex Morocco Tiger's Eye Enamel
SOLD Rare Fat 2.5" Premaxillary Tooth Carcharodontosaurus African T Rex Morocco Tiger's Eye Enamel
This listing is for a sharp crisp deep red/brown 2.5" Carcharodontosaurus tooth from the Kem Kem Beds of Morocco dating back to the Cretaceous 95 million years in age. The tooth has excellent enamel and serrations but also has a partial root still attached!
The tooth is all natural and has no restoration or repair and not even any glue. The most amazing things about this tooth are that it is extremely robust and represents a tooth from the premaxilla of the dinosaur (very front of the upper jaw) and it has multi-colored enamel that looks like the mineral tiger's eye! If the enamel was perfect this would be one of the gems in my collection but there are some flaws which is why you can get this beautiful Carcharodontosaurus specimen for a great price!
This fossil was purchased by a reputable dealer I have been working with for years that is from Morocco. It was found outside the city of Taouz, Morocco and the discovery of this amazing tooth occurring along the border of Morocco and Algeria where these Cretaceous sediments are exposed in the Sahara Desert.
Carcharodontosaurus is often referred to as the "African T Rex" for good reason. While it was not a Tyrannosaur and was only distantly related to Tyrannosaurus Rex, Carcharodontosaurus outgrew T Rex in skull length as well as overall length. This predator was truly larger than Tyrannosaurus Rex! This tooth is an excellent example from this species and would make a great addition to any collection. It would be hard to find one better than this for this price.
If the tooth is purchased a COA can be provided upon request and a black and white copy of the informational flyer about the Cretaceous of Morocco and the Kem Kem Beds also upon request. Also, after purchase I will send you a Word document that has the informational pamphlet in high resolution color so you can print it for free as well and use it to display your new fossils! Email me and let me know if you want all of these and they will be provided!
The Kem Kem Beds (also referred to by various names including the Continental Red Beds and Continental intercalaire) is a geological formation along the border between Morocco and Algeria in southeastern Morocco, whose strata date back to the Late Cretaceous. Dinosaur remains are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation. Recent fossil evidence in the form of isolated large abelisaurid bones and comparisons with other similarly aged deposits elsewhere in Africa indicates that the fauna of the Kem Kem Beds (specifically in regard to the numerous predatory theropod dinosaurs) may have been mixed together due to the harsh and changing geology of the region when in reality they would likely have preferred separate habitats and likely would be separated by millions of years.