Length 1.65 inches 42mm
Date Obtained February 2021
Location Elrhaz formation, Gadoufaoua, Niger
Age 112 million years, Albian, Cretaceous
This Nigersaurus tooth is of a large size (in fact, the largest we have seen so far) and has good enamel. Coming from a rare location and dinosaur, it would make a great addition to any dinosaur 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.
Nigersaurus was a sauropod dinosaur related to Rebbachisaurus. Known for having 500 teeth in its mouth, it lived alongside predators such as Eocarcharia, Suchomimus and Sarcosuchus, and may have been preyed upon by them.
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.