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3.7 in Pathological Bent Spinosaurus Tooth - Morocco

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3.7 in Pathological Bent Spinosaurus Tooth - Morocco
$150.00

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Spinosaurus aegyptiacus
(Stromer, 1915)

Tegana Formation
Kem-Kem Basin, K'Sar es Souk Province, Morocco, North Africa

Middle Cretaceous Period - 112-97 Million Years Old

Tooth : 3.70 x 0.94 inches
(1 inch = 2.54 cm)

A beautiful red Spinosaurus tooth with incredible color and with the root still attached!

This tooth exhibits a severe "S-bend"pathology on the end of the tooth, pathological tooth deformities are sometimes caused by disease or other physical ailments to the animal.

A pathology in the tooth is usually caused by an infection or deformity in the jaw, causing the tooth to grow irregularly, in this case with a severe bend in the tooth.
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Spinosaurus (meaning "spine lizard") is a genus of theropod dinosaur which lived in what is now North Africa, from the lower Albian to lower Cenomanian stages of the Cretaceous period, about 112 to 97 million years ago. This genus was first known from Egyptian remains discovered in 1912 and described by German paleontologist Ernst Stromer in 1915. The original remains were destroyed in World War II, but additional material has come to light in recent years. The best known species was S. aegyptiacus from Egypt.

Recently a nomad in the Sahara came across an incredibly complete specimen, which reworked what we know about this strange dinosaurs anatomy and bone structure.

Spinosaurus may be the largest of all known carnivorous dinosaurs, larger than Tyrannosaurus and Giganotosaurus. Estimates published recently suggest that it was 41–59 ft in length and 7.7 to 23.0 tons in weight. It is known to have eaten fish, fossil evidence suggests that it lived both on land and in water like a modern crocodilian.

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