At 4.5 inches in length, this is one of the largest Carcharodontosaurus teeth we've ever had. It's absolutely massive and truly a sight to behold.
Carcharodontosaurus (meaning "shark toothed lizard") was one of the largest theropod carnivores alongside Saurophaganax and Bahariasaurus.
Carcharodontosaurus was a carnivore, with enormous jaws and long, serrated teeth up to eight inches long. It had a large head with over 60 8-inch (20 cm.), blade-like teeth, which were designed to pierce and tear apart the flesh of its prey, which may have consisted of dinosaurs such as juvenille sauropods, or iguanodontids.
Carcharodontosaurus fossils were first found by Charles Depéret and J. Savornin in North America in 1756. Originally called Megalosaurus saharicus, its name was changed in 1831 by Ernst Stromer von Reichenbach to that used today. These first fossils of Carcharodontosaurus were destroyed during World War II In an allied fighter bombing raid who destroyed the museum and every last piece of Carcharodontosaurus. However, cranial material from a Carcharodontosaurus was again discovered in North Africa in 1914 which lead to the nickname "African T-rex". In comparison though, Carcharodontosaurus was actually slightly larger than the T-rex according to modern estimates.
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