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North Africa, Taouz, Sahara, Morocco, mid-Cretaceous period, 100 to 93 million years old! Four carcharodontosaurus teeth and one spinosaurid tooth with serrated edges from this massive dinosaur that lived in what is now Morocco during the Middle Cretaceous period. The teeth have attained wonderful fossilization and present rich caramel and russet red hues. The Carcharodontosaurus is said to be among the largest predatory dinosaurs, thought to be even larger than the Tyrannosaurus Rex, named after the shark Carcharodon, a name that literally means "jagged/sharp teeth."

As located in the first (or top) photo, the smaller, dark-colored tooth (in the 10:00 o'clock position) with tiny longitudinal 'fluting' or ridges, is evidently that of a spinosaurid, possibly Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, a fish-eating theropod with a mouth and teeth resembling that of a crocodilian. Size: longest tooth measures 1.75" L (4.4 cm)

Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection

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#125577

Condition

Age fissures and losses as expected. Base of the teeth have been stabilized and there are areas of restoration.

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5 Carcharodontosaurus / Spinosaurid Dinosaur Teeth

Estimate $250 - $350Jul 20, 2017
Louisville, CO, USA