02005 - Top Quality 1.39 Inch Juvenile Spinosaurus Dinosaur Tooth
02005 - Top Quality 1.39 Inch Juvenile Spinosaurus Dinosaur Tooth 02005 - Top Quality 1.39 Inch Juvenile Spinosaurus Dinosaur Tooth

Pictures and Description © Jurassic Dreams

02005 - Top Quality 1.39 Inch Juvenile Spinosaurus Dinosaur Tooth

$106.50

Learn How To Identify Fossil Fakes with our Free Visual Guide

Species
Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, Stromer 1915
Age
Upper Cretaceous, Cenomanian stage, (~96 Million Years)
Location
Taouz, Kem Kem Basin, South Morocco
Formation
Ifezouane Formation, Kem Kem Basin, Red Sandstone Beds
Size
35.4 mm   •    in
Weight
4 g   •    oz
Ref.
us on Facebook to get updates on the rarest fossils!
Description

Spectacular example of tooth belonging to a juvenile Spinosaurus individual. It is perfectly preserved without any restoration or reparation. It partially preserves the root. The enamel color is spectacular, featuring intense and brilliant orange tones.

One of the difficult features to find in dentition samples of Spinosaurus is present in this piece. It is the preservation of the root (the part of the tooth without enamel, which occupied a lower position in the gum). Its preservation is complicated due to the hollow structure, which can collapse easily when even slight pressures are applied.

The teeth with strong and vivid fossilization colors such as red, orange and black come from small paleochannels composed by thin layers, in the intermediate and upper stratigraphic levels (Red Sandstone Beds), from the Aoufous Formation (Kem Kem Basin, South of Morocco). The lithology of this body of sediment is characterized by the dominance of sandstones (also known as arenites) and fluvial gravel, of siliceous nature. Sometimes large concentrations of iron oxide are present, and then a small sample of that is usually present at the base of the tooth.

These mineralizations are responsible for the wide range of beautiful reddish color tones, slowly drawn during millions of years via fossil-diagenetic processes. The complicated sedimentarian architecture of the layers where most large vertebrates are found makes the excavation methodology a real challenge. Sometimes the local miners have to excavate long tunnels that follow the distribution of the fossiliferous layer.

CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
This is a unique item. A physical certificate of authenticity will be provided. The certificate, elaborated individually by an expert paleontologist, contains an accurate scientific description and the certificate validity can be verified online at all times. In addition, a 100% money back guarantee is provided. Learn more.

 

We display the Wikipedia text under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License


The Only Real Specialist. A Certified Paleontologist in Charge

Many turn their hobby into business, they have an online store or sell in eBay. While that can be commendable, it can’t compare with a real expert, with years of academic formation, supervised field work experience, trained in the art of correct identification, detection of fakes, and a solid network of other accredited paleontologists to consult with.

The key facts are being able to guarantee:
Proper Fossil IDAccurate Scientific DescriptionLifetime Warranty

We do that, and in addition we provide a state-of-the-art uniquely numbered, 24/7 online verifiable, hologram-secured Certificate of Authenticity with all the specimens. It is a lifetime warranty: if new discoveries are made that modify the classification of the specimen or there is any inaccuracy, we will re-issue the certificate. On top of that, a 100% Money Back Guarantee in case you simply change your mind: no questions asked.

Why Jurassic Dreams

 
Featured Categories