Carcharodontosaurus (Greekˌkɑːrkəroʊˌdɒntoʊˈsɔːrəs/karcharo (“jagged”) existed between 100 and 94 million years ago, during the Cenomanian stages of the mid-Cretaceous Period 110 to 93 million years ago. Originally called Megalosaurus saharicus, Ernst Stromer von Reichenbach renamed it after the shark genus Carcharodon. This more primitive “African T. Rex” was in fact a carnosaur closely related to Giganotosaurus, rather than to T. rex. It may have been slightly bigger than Tyrannosaurus, but not quite as large as the largest carnivorous dinosaur of all time – Spinosaurus, with whom it likely came into conflict with in a battle of epic proportions.
“Carch” teeth are abundant, but it is exceedingly rare to come across a full Carch jaw. This right mandible of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus was first discovered in the Kem Kem Beds of Morocco, and acquired several years ago from the famed French paleontology retailer Geofossiles. This one-of-a-kind specimen is available for resale for SGD 5,000.00 Please message me to arrange a private viewing.