Spinosauridae tooth - 2.65 inch

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Length 2.65 inches 67.4mm

Date Obtained  August 2020

Location Kem Kem beds, Begga, Morocco

Age 96 million years, Cenomanian, Cretaceous

This Spinosaurus tooth features beautiful dark red enamel and also has mild serrations, which is a rare trait in spino teeth. This tooth would make a good 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. There is two repairs but no restoration to this fossil.

It is still being debated how many spinosaurids are present in the Kem Kem Beds. Virtually nothing is known about the potentially valid genus Sigilmassasaurus, but Spinosaurus aegyptiacus is currently thought to have lived much like a stork or heron, stalking aquatic prey such as crocodiles and giant fish from the water's edge, though some argue it was specialized for a largely aquatic life in the water itself.

The Kem Kem Beds of Morocco date to the middle of the Cretaceous Period and seem to preserve an unusual delta ecosystem with a high proportion of carnivores, including Spinosaurus, Carcharodontosaurus, two abelisaurids, Deltadromeus and an abundance of crocodylomorphs, in addition to many species of freshwater fish. Herbivorous dinosaurs seem to consist almost entirely of sauropods and some paleontologists believe that aquatic prey served the base of the predatory food chain.