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ULTRA-RARE CHOICE GRADE NEAR 5 INCH SPINOSAURUS DINOSAUR TOOTH

Tegana Formation - Kem Kem, Morocco

LATE CRETACEOUS PERIOD:  96 - 66 million years ago

This mammoth-sized dinosaur tooth would have been 6 inches long had the tip not been worn from what must have been endless killing and eating.  With such a large creature, it is nearly impossible to find teeth in this size range that are not worn considering the amount of food a large dinosaur would have had to consume to sustain such massive body mass.  This is one of the largest and nicest Spinosaurus teeth we have ever had in our inventory.  It came from a HUGE Spinosaurus dinosaur. 

The robust root is very complete and gives indication as to the necessary strength and anchor such a tooth needs from such a ferocious animal with extreme bite force.  This exceptionally large Spinosaurus tooth is a VERY rare example.  It can boast of NO FABRICATION OR RESTORATION OF ANY KIND, unheard of in such a gargantuan tooth - only a fracture,  sustained when this tooth was dug, has been repaired.  If only this tooth could talk it would tell of the carnage that it saw and partook in.  The tip is smoothly worn with no breakage.  This wear all occurred during the life of this monster, when this tooth was still being used.  Enamel is dramatically ridged as is typical on very large teeth of older Spinosaurids.  Enamel is spectacular and intact with a naturally lustrous glow.  Again, tip is intact, not broken off from mishandling.  It exhibits ONLY  natural wear from the dinosaur's constant use in feeding. 

Teeth in this size are rarely available on the market.  Any specimen that even approaches 5 inches always carries a hefty price tag.  We strongly recommend this amazing example to any collector because prizes like these are no longer being found like they once were and steady appreciation of prices in the market are already reflecting that.

WARNING:  A common trick to fake large dinosaur teeth in the market is to attach either a bunch of sand mixed with glue on the end of the tooth's root to exaggerate the length or even worse, fabricate a giant impressive tooth by combining and blending multiple teeth sections together to appear as one massive tooth.  The workmanship of one notorious United States-based faker is of the finest workmanship and VERY convincing in appearance.  Don't be fooled when you are shopping for large dinosaur teeth of ANY SPECIES, not just Spinosaurus.  These are common practices of both unscrupulous and uninformed dealers.  We see these "doctored" large dinosaur teeth offered quite frequently and numerous junk, worthless teeth that have been converted and heavily modified are selling for ridiculously high prices, mostly at shows and on the internet.  Ebay is one of the worst places for this where fraud runs rampant and unchecked in the entire rare collectibles field!


The remains of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus were first discovered by a German collector in 1912 in central Egypt.  A variety of pieces were recovered including a skull and teeth.  On the evening of April 24, 1944, a British bombing run on Munich destroyed these and many other rare fossil specimens.

Spinosaurus is one of the longest and strangest of all carnivorous dinosaurs.  At 50 feet long and 4 tons in weight, it was truly a monster!  Its most unusual feature was a row of broad club-shaped spines 6 feet tall, projecting upward from the backbone.  It's believed that these spines were covered with a sail of skin which could be raised by the creature as a social display or as a way to regulate body temperature.  

To this day, no other dinosaur has been found with such tall and broad-shaped neural spines.  Fossil remains of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus are only found in the North African Sahara Desert.  Contrary to the inhospitable desert environment where Spinosaurus fossils are found today, this region was a vast swampy tropical paradise abundant with life during the Cretaceous Period when Spinosaurus was alive and inhabiting its muddy river shores and bogs.   

 

GIGANTIC TOOTH FROM A MONSTROUS-SIZED DINOSAUR -  SUPREME QUALITY DESPITE ITS SIZE!!!

4.95" long

SOLD     DT5-032     INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX     Actual Item - One Only

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