Large Carcharodontosaurus Dinosaur Tooth Kem Kem Beds - Free Shipping!
This listing is for a Carcharodontosaurus dinosaur tooth from the Kem Kem Beds of Morocco. Carcharodontosaurus means "Shark Tooth Lizard" due to the blade-like shape of the teeth. It was as large or larger than T Rex which is why it is sometimes called the "African T Rex" even though they are separated by about 30 million years.
This is a large tooth from an adult animal with great serrations and enamel. There appears to be some restoration and crack filling near the tip which you can see as the discolored darker areas. Still an incredible large predatory dinosaur tooth!
The tooth was found outside the city of Taouz Morocco along a cliff facing which separates Morocco from Algeria. This area is known as the Kem Kem Beds and dates back to the Cretaceous Period about 95 million years in age. The amazing thing is that this area used to be a lush tropical environment full of life. All of the waterways and river systems created a perfect environment for teeth, claws and bones to become fossilized.
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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.