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    LARGE DINOSAUR TOOTH
    Carcharodontosaurus saharicus
    Mid-Cretaceous, Albian Age
    Kem-Kem basin, near Taouz, Morocco

    This tooth is from the Carcharodontosaurus, an evocative fossil that perfectly characterizes the fearsome dinosaur named for its sharp and ferocious dentition ("sharp teeth lizard"). The Carcharodontosaurus lived around 100 million years ago and is believed to have grown up to 40 feet in length, making it one of the largest and most terrifying predators ever to have stalked the Earth. This is a fine example, with a lovely warm woody-orange patination to the excellent enamel coverage, and superb detail to the tiny serrations that line both edges of the tooth. With a fine root section, it measures 4 5/8 inches around the curve and 1½ inches across the base.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    12th Sunday
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