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    Dinosaur Tooth
    Spinosaurus sp.
    Late Cretaceous
    Tegana Formation, Kem Kem Basin
    Sahara Desert, Morocco

    This uniquely attractive and huge Dinosaur tooth is from a Spinosaurus which was one of the largest theropod ("meat eating") varieties that ever lived. This finer example has a nice conical shape with a slight curve as it tapers to a tip. This sizable example of the prehistoric dentition from the monstrous predator features some 3 inches (7.6 cm) of "tooth" and is some 5 inches (12.7 cm) long including its root section. This nicely balanced specimen has been expertly restored and exhibits a reddish-brown enamel and a grainy orangey-brown root cavity. The long tooth is hollow well up into the core from a broad, oval opening at the bottom. For size, shape and quality, this is a solid tooth from the predator that rivaled T-rex with the large "sail fin" apparatus which was thought to have lived near the water.
    Overall Measurements: 5.07 x 1.37 x 1.20 inches (12.89 x 3.48 x 3.06 cm)

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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