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1.6 in Gem Rebbachisaurus Sauropod Tooth - Morocco

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1.6 in Gem Rebbachisaurus Sauropod Tooth - Morocco
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Rebbachisaurus garasbae
(Lavocat, 1954)

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

Middle Cretaceous Period - 112-97 Million Years Old

Tooth : 1.6 x 0.51 inches
(1 inch = 2.54 cm)

This tooth had been in our personal collection for about ten years now. It shows incredible feeding wear detail on the tip and has no signs of repair or restoration.

Properly described in 2015, this Sauropod had been known from various fossil fragments, but never had a formal scientific description. Wilson and Allain's (in 2015) redescribed Rebbachisaurus garasbae to be the type and only true species of Rebbachisaurus!
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Rebbachisaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur of the superfamily Diplodocoidea, up to 20 metres (66 ft) long, that lived during the Early–Late Cretaceous period in Africa about 99 million years ago. This massive four-legged plant-eating animal had a small head, a long, graceful neck and a whiplike tail. Rebbachisaurus is distinguished from other sauropods by its unusually tall, ridged back. The discovery of Rayososaurus, a South American sauropod nearly identical to Rebbachisaurus, supports the theory that there was still a land connection between Africa and South America during the Early Cretaceous, long after it was commonly thought the two continents had separated.
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