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Unidentified Theropod tooth from Kem Kem

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Dino9876

I have found this theropod tooth in my collection. I bought it as a Carcharodontosaurus tooth, but I'm not sure about the Identification.

I would like to hear your opinion on the ID. The tooth is from the Kem Kem Formation (Morocco) and is 51mm (2") in lenght. Serrations on the distal carina can be recognized.
 

Can you help me?

 

Kind regards from Germany!

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Dino9876

Mesial and distal carina:

 

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Troodon

I would lean towards this tooth being an anterior tooth of a Carcharodontosaurid.  Teeth from Carcharodontosaurus and Sauroniops the two Carcharodontosaurids in the Kem Kem cannot currently be distinguished between each other.

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26 minutes ago, Troodon said:

I would lean towards this tooth being an anterior tooth of a Carcharodontosaurid.  Teeth from Carcharodontosaurus and Sauroniops the two Carcharodontosaurids in the Kem Kem cannot currently be distinguished between each other.

Thank you 

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gigantoraptor

Agree with what Troodon said. 

 

4 hours ago, Dino9876 said:

The tooth is from the Kem Kem Formation (Morocco)

The Kem Kem beds consists of two formations. The oldest is the Ifezouane formation and the second is the Aoufous formation. We generally don't know from what formation these teeth come from due to poor documentation. You can also consider the Akrabou formation into the Kem Kem beds but this tooth certainly is not from this one. 

 

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