INVESTMENT GRADE RARE 4 INCH CARCHARODONTOSAURUS
Tegana Formation - North
Sahara Desert, Morocco
CRETACEOUS PERIOD: 96 - 66 million years ago
past several years have shown that top-grade, unaltered
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
dinosaur teeth will continue to
escalate in price as time goes on.
saharicus dinosaur tooth
being offered here is an
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
and is complete!
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!!!
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
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
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
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.
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
IN TODAY'S MARKET - DESTINED TO
STEADILY INCREASE IN VALUE !
SUPREME GRADE SPECIMEN -
EXTREMELY LARGE TOOTH
WITH GRADE 10 SERRATIONS / ENAMEL!
length on the
Item - One Only