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INVESTMENT GRADE RARE 4 INCH CARCHARODONTOSAURUS DINOSAUR TOOTH

Tegana Formation - North Sahara Desert, Morocco

LATE CRETACEOUS PERIOD:  96 - 66 million years ago

The past several years have shown that top-grade, unaltered LARGE Carcharodontosaurus dinosaur teeth have all but disappeared from the public market.  Prices in the past 5 years have proven this.  The low, commercial grades and smaller teeth will take a long time to appreciate in value but teeth in this class are nearly impossible to find any more.  Expert restoration that has become increasingly difficult to detect has become more of a problem in the market with ALL large dinosaur teeth because of the scarcity of what deposits now produce.  Top grade large examples such as this specimen that lack restoration and enhancement have sharply appreciated in price AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO.  As fewer fine grade specimens are found and more and more collectors demand them, the logistics of their investment potential and continued appreciation is obvious.  Even so, they are still a bargain compared to equal quality T. rex teeth with many of those specimens selling in the thousands WITH restoration and considerable reconstruction.  Fine large Carcharodontosaurus dinosaur teeth will continue to escalate in price as time goes on.  

The Carcharodontosaurus saharicus dinosaur tooth being offered here is an INVESTMENT GRADE example not only because of its extremely fine preservation but that, coupled with its incredibly large size.  This tooth features sharp and well-defined serrations, superbly preserved enamel with stunning color and patterns, an intact and sharp tip and it is without any restoration.  For a fossil dinosaur tooth at 4 inches in length, this large example can boast of features that most teeth a third its size don't have!  Tooth is complete with age fissures and one fracture repair.  Serrations are very, very rare to be this well-defined in such a massive dinosaur tooth.  Tip is original and unusually sharp lacking typical heavy natural feeding wear.  The original enamel is present on both sides and of a grain and beautiful hue that eludes nearly all specimens we have seen.  Definitely a tooth that will appreciate in value as these are extremely scarce in today's digging efforts.  Certainly, this giant GRADE 10 Carcharodontosaurus tooth will be the prize of any discriminating dinosaur tooth collection.  This specimen has NO FABRICATION and is complete!

WARNING:

Many large dinosaur teeth in the market today have been subject to extensive enhancement and fabrication.  As the prices for large specimens continues to climb, the profits that can be gained illicitly are obvious and unless you are well-versed in restoration and repair, even dealers have been fooled.  We have seen composites of a root from one tooth attached to the crown of another specimen.  We have also seen massive but heavily worn stub teeth with fabricated tips and the entire tooth stained to a lustrous and "too good to be true" finish.  This is usually evident in such well-defined and wavy color line where the crown color meets the lower root portion.  If you see a large tooth in today's market that is of such extraordinary perfect condition, you should be HIGHLY SUSPECT AND GET EVERY POSSIBLE GUARANTEE OF NO FABRICATION OR RESTORATION IN WRITING BY THE DEALER!!!  Ebay is THE worse for getting stuck by these.  One dealer routinely sells amazingly large and extraordinary specimens that are mostly plastic.  After years of doing this, he still has somehow avoided even a NEUTRAL feedback!!!  

Don't be fooled when you are shopping for ANY large dinosaur teeth.  These are common practices of both unscrupulous and uninformed dealers.  It really pays to know who you are buying from!   We see both of these practices done quite frequently in the large tooth market and numerous junk teeth are selling for ridiculous high prices as well as "too good to be true" prices.  (ESPECIALLY on EBAY where fake EVERYTHING is RAMPANT!)  Stick with a dealer who actually has direct experience with performing restoration work so he or she intimately KNOWS what to look for.  This is  MUST!  We have over two decades of experience in this field and we WILL DISCLOSE any work done when we sell a specimen.


Carcharodontosaurus saharicus is the largest meat-eating dinosaur known to have ever lived on the Earth (along with Giganotosaurus - now believed to be the same creature).  Before its discovery, Tyrannosaurus rex was thought to be the largest but this monster exceeds T. rex in size and really is the "king"!  Carcharodontosaurus had a massive tail, stout body mass, and heavy bones.  Its arms were short and its hands had three fingers with sharp claws.  Carcharodontosaurus grew up to 45 feet long, had a 6 foot skull and is estimated to have weighed eight tons. 

It had large, powerful jaws with long, serrated, sharp teeth up to 8 inches long.  Carcharodontosaurus was larger than T. rex but its brain was smaller.  Carcharodontosaurus is so closely related to Giganotosaurus (not to T. rex) that research now is leaning towards

Although parts of these large carnivorous dinosaurs were discovered some time ago, their huge size has just recently come to light.  The first almost complete Carcharodontosaurus discovered was being studied in Germany but was destroyed by Allied bombing during WWII.  A recently unearthed specimen was reported to have the largest skull of any therapod known at six feet in length, larger than T. rex!

 

TEETH LIKE THIS ARE ULTRA RARE IN TODAY'S MARKET - DESTINED TO STEADILY INCREASE IN VALUE !

SUPREME GRADE SPECIMEN - EXTREMELY LARGE TOOTH WITH GRADE 10 SERRATIONS / ENAMEL!

4" in length on the curve

SOLD     DT2-037     INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX     Actual Item - One Only

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Carcharodontosaurus by TODD MARSHALL.Used with permission and copyright protected.

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