This is a large, 15cm long Spinosaurus tooth from the Kem Kem Beds of Morocco.
It is late Cretaceous in age, approximately 95 million years old. Teeth this large are less common and most that you see on the market are composites of multiple partial teeth or much smaller.
This savage tooth is beautifully preserved with loss of enamel, consistent with age.
Spinosaurus is one of the most spectacular and horrible creatures that ever stalked the Earth. Evidence suggests that it was semi-aquatic, so there was nowhere to escape from this fish and dinosaur-eating monster. It belonged to a genus of theropod dinosaur which lived in what is now North Africa during the Cretaceous period, about 112 to 97 million years ago. The original fossil evidence of S. aegyptiacus from Egypt was destroyed in WWII. More recently, relatively abundant Spinosaurus fossils have been found in the Kem Kem Beds of Morocco, and there are almost certainly multiple species present. (Ref. Fossilera.com)
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