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Carcharodontosaurus

Carcharodontosaurus

Carcharodontosaurus - the African T-Rex


TheCarcharodontosaurus ( "shark tooth - lizard") was one of the largest predatory dinosaurs of prehistoric times. It lived in the early Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) about 100.5 to 93.9 million years ago in Africa. Carcharodontosaurus was named after the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) because of the similarity of its teeth..

Carcharodontosaurus Dinosaurier in der Wüste ©DM7 - stock.adobe.com The first fossil finds of this giant were made by the German paleontologist Ernst Stromer von Reichenbach in Egypt and Algeria at the beginning of the 20th century. However, these finds were destroyed during the 2nd World War in 1944 during air raids.

Today, science distinguishes two species of Carcharodontosaurus: Carcharodontosaurus saharicus and Carcharodontosaurus iguidensis. The differentiation takes place on the basis of the places of discovery of the fossils, as well as the anatomy of the upper jaw. Furthermore the found teeth of the Carcharodontosaurus saharicus have more pronounced furrows..

The Carcharodontosaurus according to current knowledge, was up to 13.7 meters long and weighed up to 8 tons. He had very strong claws and sharp, slightly curved teeth.

Compared to the famous Tyrannosaurus Rex, Carcharodontosaurus is even more impressive in terms of size and it is believed that it was also faster. However, model calculations of the skulls show that the brain of Carcharodontosaurus was proportionally much smaller.

In Morocco nowadays mainly fossil teeth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus are found. The most famous site for fossil teeth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus are the Kem-Kem Beds near Khourigba.

The area of today's Sahara was, in contrast to today, during the Cretaceous period a fertile, wet land with extensive mangrove forests. Carcharodontosaurus probably lived there on the riverbanks, where it lay in wait for its prey, together with other dinosaur species such as Spinosaurus, Aegyptosaurus, Bahariasaurus as well as the gigantic Paralititan.

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1.9 cm tooth of the Carcharodontosaurus

1.9 cm tooth of the Carcharodontosaurus The 1.9 cm tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus has a beau..

89.00€ Ex Tax: 74.79€

2.9 cm dark tooth of the Carcharodontosaurus

2.9 cm dark tooth of the Carcharodontosaurus The 2.9 cm tooth of Carcharodontosaurus has a rare dark..

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2.9 cm large tooth of the Carcharodontosaurus

2.9 cm large tooth of the Carcharodontosaurus The 2.8 cm tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus has ..

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3.4 cm tooth of the Carcharodontosaurus

3.4 cm tooth of the Carcharodontosaurus The 3.4 cm tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus has a beau..

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5,6 cm tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus

5,6 cm tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus The 5,6 cm brown tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicu..

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5.2 cm light tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus

5.2 cm light tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicusThe 5.2 cm large light brown tooth of Carcharodon..

239.00€ Ex Tax: 200.84€

5.4 cm light tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus

5.4 cm light tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus The 5.4 cm large tooth of Carcharodontosaurus sa..

239.00€ Ex Tax: 200.84€

5.7 cm curved tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus

5.7 cm curved tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus The 5.7 cm tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharic..

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6,7 cm large tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus

6,7 cm large tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus The 6.7 cm large tooth of Carcharodontosaurus sa..

299.00€ Ex Tax: 251.26€

6,7 cm massive tooth of Carcharodon saharicus

6,7 cm massive tooth of Carcharodon saharicus The 6.7 cm large and massive tooth of Carcharodontosau..

299.00€ Ex Tax: 251.26€

6,7 cm reddish tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus

6,7 cm reddish tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus The 6.7 cm reddish colored tooth of Carcharodo..

299.00€ Ex Tax: 251.26€

6.2 cm large brown tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus

6.2 cm large brown tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus The 6.2 cm large brown tooth of Carcharodo..

299.00€ Ex Tax: 251.26€

6.4 cm dark tooth of the Carcharodontosaurus

6.4 cm dark tooth of the Carcharodontosaurus The 6.4 cm tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus is we..

239.00€ Ex Tax: 200.84€

6.8 cm sharp tooth of the Carcharodontosaurus

6.8 cm sharp tooth of the Carcharodontosaurus The 6.8 cm large tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicu..

239.00€ Ex Tax: 200.84€

6.9 cm brown tooth of the Carcharodontosaurus saharicus

6.9 cm brown tooth of the Carcharodontosaurus saharicus The 6.9 cm shows a brownish colouration.Sp..

289.00€ Ex Tax: 242.86€

7.1 cm dark sharp tooth of Carcharodontosaurus

7.1 cm dark sharp tooth of Carcharodontosaurus The 7.1 cm tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus fro..

299.00€ Ex Tax: 251.26€

7.4 cm large wide tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus

7.4 cm large wide tooth of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus The 7.4 cm large and wide tooth of Carcharo..

349.00€ Ex Tax: 293.28€

7.9 cm sharp red-brown tooth of Carcharodontosaurus

7.9 cm sharp red-brown tooth of Carcharodontosaurus The 7.9 cm very large reddish brown tooth of Car..

319.00€ Ex Tax: 268.07€

8.0 cm wide tooth of the Carcharodontosaurus

8.0 cm wide tooth of the Carcharodontosaurus The 8.0 cm large and wide tooth of Carcharodontosaurus ..

349.00€ Ex Tax: 293.28€

8.1 cm very large light brown tooth of Carcharodontosaurus

8.1 cm very large light brown tooth of Carcharodontosaurus The 8.1 cm very large tooth of Carcharodo..

349.00€ Ex Tax: 293.28€