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Carcharodontosaurus

These Carcharodontosaurus Teeth for sale are from the Cretaceous period and are about 100 million years old. They come from Taouz, Morocco in North Africa.

Carcharodontosaurus could grow to be 45 feet long from nose to the tip of his thick tail. It could weigh up to 8 tons. 






Carcharodontosaurus was a huge beast, as big as or even bigger than T-rex, with a similar body type.  His head was as tall as an average human male, about 6 feet. Perhaps more brawn than brain, the massive head sported a small brain, smaller than T-Rex, and powerful jaws of giant teeth. The Carcharodontosaurus teeth were ferocious: sharp, serrated edges and up to 8 inches long! The name of this dinosur means sharp toothed lizard. It was not directly related to the Tyranosaurids. It was a much older theopod, more closely related to the allosaurus. Carcharodontosaurus is only known from fossils found in North Africa.

Two teeth found in Algeria were described by Depéret and Savornin in 1925 as a new species of dinosaur they named Megalosaurus saharicus.

A few years later the first fossils of Carcharodontosaurus were described by Ernst Stromer a German Paleontologist in 1931. Stromer had a partial skull, teeth, some vertebra and leg bones. The teeth matched those found in Algeria so he named his find Carcharodontosaurus saharicus. Unfortunatley These bones were destroyed  during WWII.

Fast forward to 1995. Another skull was found in the Kem Kem fossil beds of Morocco near the algerian border on an expedition led by Paul Sereno. It was described by Brusatte and Sereno in 2007. This specimen matched both Stromer's and Depéret and Savornin's descriptions.

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