- Carcharodontosaurus Dinosaur Tooth
- Cretaceous Age
- Tegana Formation
- North Africa
- Specimen will come in the 6″ x 8″ Riker Mount as shown
- This would have been a HUGE TOOTH!! The tip of this tooth had apparently broken off and has a wear pattern present down both sides indicating that this tooth was WELL WORN and lasted a long time after it was broken off.. as it is, this tooth measures 3 13/16″ long WITHOUT the tip present! If the end of the tooth was still there this would have been a 5.5″ – 6″ Tooth!! The enamel is really nice and the remaining serrations are sharp!! This is a very cool, interesting tooth!
Carcharodontosaurus is a genus of carnivorous carcharodontosaurid dinosaurs that existed between 100 and 93 million years ago, during the late Albian to early Cenomanian stages of the mid-Cretaceous Period. It is currently known to include two species, C.saharicus and C.iguidensis, which were among the larger theropods, as large as or slightly bigger than Tyrannosaurus and possibly slightly larger than Giganotosaurus, but not quite as large as Spinosaurus. Carcharodontosaurus includes some of the longest and heaviest known carnivorous dinosaurs, with various scientists proposing length estimates for the species C. saharicus ranging between 12 and 13 m (39 and 43 ft) and weight estimates between 6 and 15 metric tons.