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    Theropod Dinosaur Tooth
    Carcharodontosaurus saharicus
    Late Cretaceous
    Tegana Formation, Kem Kem Basin
    Sahara Desert, Morocco

    This Moroccan Dinosaur dentition measures over 4.5 inches (11.4 cm) and offers a combination of both tooth and root. The color is the classic reddish-brown so associated with such material, and the bottom of the example exhibits a lighter, mottled hue. This fossil boasts rugged serrations as well as the curved bladed shape of a carnivorous theropod tooth. This is an exceptionally long representation but also one of good quality even though there is evidence of restoration in both initial preparation and a secondary breakage repair. The end product is a wonderful tooth from Carcharodontosaurus out of the famed Kem Kem Beds of the Sahara Desert. The region was home to such predatory beasts during the Cretaceous.
    Overall Measurements: 4.46 x 1.36 x 1.11 inches (11.32 x 3.45 x 2.82 cm)


    Provenance: Ex. Larry League Collection


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


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