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Is this a real Afrovenator tooth? This tooth have repair/restoration?
 

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Pretty hard to determine without a locality, formation and poor preservation.  Are any of the carinae visible?

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PetrosTrilobite

We don't have more photos. Ok, if not Afrovenator, is at least a real jurassic Niger theropod tooth?

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Without a locality or formation how can you say its Jurassic?  There are lots of Cretaceous deposits around the Jurassic ones.  Provenance is very important in identification 

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18 minutes ago, PetrosTrilobite said:

We don't have more photos. Ok, if not Afrovenator, is at least a real jurassic Niger theropod tooth?

What is the location info given?  There are tons of cretaceous & jurassic sites in Niger.  Do you have a photo of the messial carinae or the cross-section

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It looks like a tooth from Niger.   Is the formation provided accurate?  Its always a problem with material from Niger because the deposits are very close to one another.  Also a good locality to support the formation would help.  

 

A better preserved tooth might aid in understand its provenance since the morphology might say its a meglosaurid 

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Is that a recent purchase? I think it's the same source, but I see a dozen or so of large croc or Sarcosuchus and some Eocarcharia listed from Gadoufaoua, and a single Jurassic Theropod indet. from Tiouraren Hill.

 

I'd probably try and get some clarification on the provenance. Whether they got their locales via the digger directly, or just a guess based on how it looks.

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Yea it could be Croc but would need better photos to determine that.

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Hello,

 

I would be very careful with this purchase. 
I had a tooth examined a few weeks back listed as Suchomimus, but it appeared to be a Croq tooth. It was from the same source, thats why I mention it. I don't trust it.

 

Also @Haravex has made a video about these specific tooth, perhaps you have already seen it. https://www.instagram.com/p/CR2N2sfKvzH/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 

Better safe then sorry I guess

 

Best Regards

Egon

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