2.1" Rebbachisaurus Sauropod Fossil Tooth Early Cretaceous Dinosaur COA, Display
Location: Baherija Formation, Kem Kem, Morocco
Weight: 0.5 Ounces
Dimensions: 2.1 Inches Long, 0.3 Inches Wide, 0.3 Inches Thick
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Early Cretaceous 97-99 Milion your old
Rebbachisaurus (meaning "Aït Rebbach lizard") is a genus of sauropod dinosaur of the superfamily Diplodocoidea, that lived during the Late Cretaceous period in Africa and possibly also South America about 99-97 million years ago. Remains attributed to Rebbachisaurus have been found in Morocco, Niger, Algeria, and Tunisia, although only the Moroccan remains can be referred to as the genus without a doubt. The discovery of Rayososaurus, a South American sauropod nearly identical to Rebbachisaurus which may actually have been the same animal as Rebbachisaurus, supports the theory that there was still a land connection between Africa and South America during the Early Cretaceous, long after it was commonly thought the two continents had separated.
In 2010, Gregory S. Paul estimated Rebbachisaurus at 14 meters (46 ft) and 7 metric tons (7.7 short tons). It possessed a small head, a long, graceful neck, and a whiplike tail. Rebbachisaurus is distinguished from other sauropods by its unusually tall, ridged back and the spine or sail that lay atop its back, distinguished by the tall ridges of the preserved dorsal vertebrae of the holotype and other specimens.
Please be aware of the nature of fossils:
Being buried under the ground for millions of years under tons of pressure tends to be rough. No fossil comes out of the ground whole and perfect. Most fossils have undergone some restoration, while others are altered by man simply to enhance their presentation in different ways. The workers in Morocco do a very professional job, of unearthing and preserving these natural treasures, however, commonly natural cracks are visible on the surface. These are part of the natural beauty of the fossil and are not considered defects.