7-1/4" Carcharodontosaurus Tooth (with stand)

7-1/4" Carcharodontosaurus Tooth (with stand)

Quick Overview

Large fossilized dinosaur tooth with root extension. This tooth is rather flat and wide, with a medium brown tone and good enamel preservation. The edges and tip are well preserved with minimal chipping and wear. The root extension is solid and well prepared, without much sandy matrix. We don't often see these types of fossilized teeth at this size! A special piece for any collection. Sold with metal stand. 

Measurements: ~7-¼  " long x 2" wide x 1" thick

Location: Morocco, North Africa,Kem Kem Basin

Time Period: Cretaceous ~90 Million Years Old

More Information

Carcharodontosaurus was one of the largest theropod dinosaurs to ever roam the earth, with its average size being larger than that of Tyrannosaurus-rex. Carcharodontosaurus (named after the shark, genus Carcharodon) was a carnivorous dinosaur that was most likely a pack hunter, similar to their distant relative Allosaurus. Carcharodontosaurus was indeed enormous, weighting 6 to 15 tons and measuring up to 45 feet in length. The large serrated teeth of this beast could grow up to 8 inches in length. The original fossil of Carcharodontosaurus was destroyed during the second world war due to allied bombing missions. However, in 1995, a skull was discovered in Morocco, Africa.