Length 1.48 inches 37.5mm
Date Obtained February 2021
Location Elrhaz formation, Gadoufaoua, Niger
Age 112 million years, Albian, Cretaceous
This distinctly light-colored Eocarcharia tooth is of a large size for the species. There are a few small patches of enamel peel but the tooth is otherwise in great condition, featuring full distal serrations and some medial serrations, and would make an excellent addition to any collection.
All our fossils are consolidated with paraloid b72, to preserve for future generations as is standard procedure within all museums. No repairs or restoration to this fossil.
Eocarcharia was a smaller and earlier relative of Carcharodontosaurus which lived in Niger during the Early Cretaceous, around 112 million years ago. At an estimated maximum length of up to 8 meters (26 feet), it would have preyed upon dinosaurs like Ouranosaurus and Afromimus.
The Elrhaz Formation of Niger preserves an Early Cretaceous ecosystem with wide rivers and home to many species of crocodylomorphs and dinosaurs. Perhaps the most famous inhabitants of the Elrhaz ecosystem are the giant crocodile Sarcosuchus and the spinosaurid dinosaur Suchomimus, though it had many others including the sail-backed iguanodont Ouranosaurus and the wide-mouthed sauropod Nigersaurus.