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

    The ferocity of the giant Carcharodontosaurus is immediately apparent from the fearsome size of this impressive tooth. The very name of the dinosaur means "jagged teeth lizard" and it is believed to have grown even bigger than the T-rex, making it the largest carnivore ever to stalk the Earth. This splendid specimen retains good enamel coverage with a lovely warm orange-brown patina and good root section along with well-preserved serrations on both edges which made these teeth efficient tools for rending flesh. A good-sized example, it measures 4¾ inches along the curve and 1 5/8 inches across at the base.


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    June, 2011
    12th Sunday
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