Quality Carcharodontosaurus Tooth with Serrations

$350.00

Description

Magnificent Carcharodontosaurus tooth fossil for sale, originating from the Kem Kem Beds, Morocco. The enamel is a brilliant orange with little to no erosion and the lateral serrations are still very sharp. Whilst Carcharodontosaurus teeth are quite common in the Kem Kem Basin, specimens like this one are uncommon and hard to find. The size of this tooth corresponds with a fully grown individual and preservation level is exceptional; a truly breathtaking piece. There are no restorations or repairs done to this fossil; a less common feature for Moroccan dinosaur teeth. 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: 1.208” (30.71 mm)

Width: 0.713” (18.11 mm)

Weight: 0.166 oz. (4.71 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.

Specifications

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: 1.208” (30.71 mm)

Width: 0.713” (18.11 mm)

Weight: 0.166 oz. (4.71 grams)

Shipping

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Return Policy

If your item(s) arrives damaged, or you are not 100% satisfied with it, please contact us with the details and if the problem cannot be resolved we will issue you a full refund upon receiving the item back in the mail. Our refund will include the whole amount you paid as well as the cost of your postage. We strive to make our customers happy so please contact us if you have any trouble or questions.

All orders are dispatched within 24 hours, except for weekends and public holidays. Below is our shipping chart, all prices are in USD. Orders $250 USD and over come with free standard postage worldwide.
Standard postage takes 6+ business days to arrive, whereas Express is only 1-4 business days.

Region Standard (tracked) Express (1-4 business days)
North America $12 $25
UK & Europe $16 $30
New Zealand $10 $20
Australia Free $8

Our lifetime guarantees means you can buy from us with absolute confidence. If at any time you discover the condition of your fossil was not as described (e.g. has restoration or repairs not as described) we will issue you a full refund including postage.

If your item(s) arrives damaged, or you are not 100% satisfied with it, please contact us with the details and if the problem cannot be resolved we will issue you a full refund upon receiving the item back in the mail. Our refund will include the whole amount you paid as well as the cost of your postage. We strive to make our customers happy so please contact us if you have any trouble or questions.