Location: Kem Kem, Morocco
Weight: 0.3 Ounces
Dimensions: 1.7 Inches Long, 0.8 Inches Wide, 0.4 Inches Thick
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Name: Carcharodontosaurus (Shark toothed lizard).
Named By: Ernst Stromer - 1931.
Size: Estimated between 12 and 13 meters long.
Time period: Albian to Cenomanian of the Cretaceous. 100 to 95 million years ago.
Known locations: Algeria - Continental Intercalaire Formation, Brazil - Alcântara Formation?, Egypt - Baharîje Formation, Mut Formation, Morocco - Aoufous Formation, Kem Kem Formation, Niger - Continental Intercalaire Formation, Echkar Formation, Elrhaz Formation, and Tunisia - Chenini Formation, Continental Intercalaire Formation.
Carcharodontosaurus was a large carnivorous dinosaur. It belongs to the same suborder Theropoda which contains the famous Tyrannosaurus. The size of the Carcharodontosaurus was slightly larger than Tyrannosaurus. Tne Tyrannosaurus was believed to be the largest meat-eating dinosaur. The discovery of the Carcharodontosaurus proved otherwise. The fossils of this dinosaur have been discovered from various regions in Northern Africa. It was known as the ‘African T. rex’ for the longest time. The adult length was between 40 and 43 feet. It is difficult to judge its exact weight, but scientists estimate that it could have been anything between 9 to 15 short tons. The time period of the existence of the Carcharodontosaurus was about 100 to 95 million years ago.