Length 1.57 inches 39.9mm
Date Obtained February 2021
Location Elrhaz formation, Gadoufaoua, Niger
Age 112 million years, Albian, Cretaceous
This Eocarcharia tooth is of good size for this species and features gorgeously preserved distal serrations. The mesial serrations are worn away and there is a small patch of enamel peel, but otherwise the tooth is in excellent condition; the entire crown is preserved and so is some of the root. This tooth is highly recommended for any serious collector.
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.