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SOLD! MQ Beautiful 4.5 Carcharodontosaurus Dinosaur Tooth
This listing is for without a doubt the best Carcharodontosaurus tooth I have seen for sale online, especially for the price. The tooth is just under 4.5" in length (4 7/16") on a straight line and has incredible perfect bright red enamel and serrations. The best thing about this tooth is that it doesn't have much root which means this was from an enormous adult Carcharodontosaurus as opposed to some other teeth you see for salethat are similar in size but have an inch of root on the tooth. That means this tooth is from a true adult which was likely larger than any Tyrannosaurus Rex.
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.
This is not a typical tooth you see for sale online. This is as good as Carcharodontosaurus teeth get as far as preservation and quality. There is absolutely no repair or restoration done to this 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.
This tooth was excellently preserved and now comes with its own riker mount so you can display it in your collection.
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, 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!
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.
Fossils from this lush tropical environment include top predators such as Carcharodontosaurus, Spinosaurus, Deltadromeus, Sarchosuchus (Super Croc) as well as smaller Dromaeosaur or Raptor-like dinosaurs. Also present are various sauropods including Rebbachisaurus (a Titanosaur) as well as other herbivorous dinosaurs. In the water were large armor plated fish, sawfish and even the semi-aquatic Spinosaurus hunting them. In the skies were a variety of pterosaur flying reptiles which sometimes are present in the fossil record of this formation.