Spinosaurus aegyptiacus - 7.55 cm

Spinosaurus aegyptiacus - 7.55 cm
Lower Cretaceous (112.9 to 93.9 million years) - Kem Kem Beds, Taouz, Morocco

Spinosaurus (thorn lizard) lived in the Cretaceous period about 94 until 113 million years ago in North Africa.
With a body length of up to 18 meters and weighing up to 9 tons Spinosaurus aegyptiacus was the largest predator in the world, even bigger than its American cousin of the Tyrannosaurus Rex. According to the latest fossil finds show that the dinosaur was perfectly adapted to life in and around water.
The primeval predators lived like crocodiles and hippos on water. The mighty long snout with countless giant curved teeth was ideally designed to the kill its prey.

Characteristic are the eye-catching spinous processes of the vertebrae which may have been linked with the skin to a canvas like structure.
The first fossilized bones of this carnivorous were found in 1912 in Egypt and described in 1915 by the German palaeontologist Ernst Stromer von Reichenbach.
The offered tooth has a length of about 7.55cm and a weight of 23.3grams. The tooth has a good superficial structure and was prepared professionally.

This is a large well-preserved copy.

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