Carcharodontosaurus Dinosaur Tooth - 2.7 inches
This great fossil tooth belonged to a giant carnivorous dinosaur called Carcharodontosaurus saharicus, meaning “shark-toothed lizard of the Sahara”.
This Cretaceous predator was one of the most imposing animals to ever walk the planet, surpassing Tyrannosaurus rex in overall size, weighing between 6 and 15 metric tonnes and measuring 43 feet (13 meters) in length!
Carcharodontosaurus had menacing, serrated teeth that reached a staggering 8 inches (20 cm) in length, which lined the powerful jaws of a 5.2 foot (1.58 meter) skull.
It lived alongside other giant North African theropods, including Spinosaurus and the related Giganotosaurus, but it predated T-Rex by 25 million years.
This dinosaur tooth is an incredible gift for the price-point and sure to impress kids and adults alike.
Tooth measures 2.7 in/ 6.9cm
Species: Carcharodontosaurus saharicus
Age: Cretaceous – 93 to 100 million years old
Location: Kem Kem Basin, Morocco