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Carcharodontosaurus Iguidensis?

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paulyb135

Hello

 

please can you advise if the attached is a carcharodontosaurus iguidensis tooth. Been told it was found at the Echkar formation, Niger. 

 

cheers

 

Paul

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-Andy-

I don't have high hopes, considering the seller doesn't even know that Carch isn't from the tyrannosaur family. He also misidentified several other fossils. Feels more to me like he's just trying to assign IDs for marketing sake.

 

Gotta say though - if you told me this is a tyrannosaur tooth, I would believe it.

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paulyb135
1 minute ago, -Andy- said:

I don't have high hopes, considering the seller doesn't even know that Carch isn't from the tyrannosaur family. He also misidentified several other fossils. Feels more to me like he's just trying to assign IDs for marketing sake.

 

Gotta say though - if you told me this is a tyrannosaur tooth, I would believe it.

 

Thats a valid point. To me it does look rex like and do have my suspicions. Cool tooth though!

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paulyb135

Another image

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paulyb135

Does anyone else have any thoughts/inclings on what tooth this may be?

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ynot

Well, @Troodon is on a dig, so You will have to wait for a while on His opinion.

Maybe @hxmendoza can chime in on this.

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paulyb135

No probs. Cheers

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Troodon

In cell range for a while.  I agree with Hxmendoza but I would like to see better closups of the denticles to be more conclusive.

Here is a Carcharodontosaurid  from Argentina and shows laterial wrinkles and the denticles.   The other concern is the accuracy of the locality and that cannot be determined.

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paulyb135

Thanks @Troodon and @hxmendoza for the info. Really helpful!

 

henry, I’ve sent you a video of the tooth so hopefully that gives a better idea of it. Please forward to Frank if he’d be keen to see.

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