Fossilised Dinosaur tooth spinosaurus 5.7cm
This fossilised dinosaur spinosaurus tooth at 5.7cm and in fine condition for its age. It dates back to the Cretaceous age, therefore it is around 100 million years old. It comes from the Kem Kem beds, near the Algerian border in Eastern Morocco. This is an area that is world famous for the quantity and variety of excellently preserved fossils.
The dinosaur spinosaurus is the largest known carnivorous dinosaur. They were semi-aquatic creatures, hunting in the margins of swamps and lagoons. An environment like this would have provided a large source of food. Being carnivorous their diet would have consisted on everything from fish to other dinosaurs. These massive Dinosaurs had a distinctive ‘sail’ on their back. This gives them their name, spinosaurus meaning ‘spined reptile’. They weighed in the region of 15-22 tons. This made them even bigger than the Tyrannosaurus.
This large tooth has had to have a minor amount of restoration work as can be seen in the photographs. It is still an excellent example, bearing in mind the incredible age. Most delicate specimens like these, have had to undergo a limited amount of restoration. This doesn’t detract from the fossilised dinosaur tooth in any way. This is a fine example, and will look impressive in anyones fossil collection. It comes complete with full description in a solid plastic display box.