2" Suchomimus Fossil Tooth Cretaceous Spinosaurid Dinosaur Elraz FM Niger COA
Location: Elrhaz Formation, Tenere Desert, Niger, Africa
Weight: 0.5 Ounces
Dimensions: 2 Inches Long, 0.8 Inches Wide, 0.6 Inches Thick
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Suchomimus is a genus of large theropod dinosaur that lived during the Early Cretaceous period, approximately 112 to 93.5 million years ago. It belongs to the family Spinosauridae, which includes other well-known dinosaurs such as Spinosaurus and Baryonyx. Suchomimus was first discovered in the Republic of Niger.
One of the most distinctive features of Suchomimus is its long, narrow snout filled with numerous sharp teeth. These teeth were adapted for catching and holding onto slippery prey, indicating that Suchomimus was likely a piscivorous dinosaur, primarily feeding on fish. The teeth of Suchomimus are conical in shape and slightly recurved, meaning they curve backward slightly.
The teeth of Suchomimus have been extensively studied by paleontologists to understand its feeding habits and ecology. The tooth morphology provides valuable insights into the diet and lifestyle of this dinosaur. The teeth are typically around 10 centimeters (4 inches) long and are serrated along the edges, which would have aided in gripping slippery prey.