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This tooth comes from a full-grown adult Spinosaurus dinosaur. At 4.25 inches in length, it is of a size you will seldom see today in a genuine single tooth. With such a large creature, it is nearly impossible to find teeth in this size range that are not severely damaged and severely worn considering the amount of food a large dinosaur would have had to consume to sustain such massive body mass. Not only is this a massive tooth, it is especially rare to have such a sharp tip!
Today, finding a fine quality OVER 4 inch Spinosaurus dinosaur tooth is extremely difficult. Even in the "golden years" of collecting, we would always return from our trips with a few 4 inch and even 5 inch teeth of beautiful quality. Not so today. The deposits now have been so heavily worked and destroyed by decades of destructive methods that even a choice grade 3 inch tooth is a prize! This mammoth-sized dinosaur tooth is spectacular in both its enormous size and its excellent condition, which is highly uncommon for large teeth like this. It measures a full 4.25 inches in length and shows very little root meaning this is a massive tooth and nearly all crown. The tip is ESPECIALLY RARE to be this sharp for such a large dinosaur tooth since a Spinosaurus this size would have fed frequently and violently, often damaging or wearing the tips of their massive teeth.
WHAT IS ESPECIALLY RARE ABOUT THIS TOOTH IS THAT THIS MONSTER TOOTH IS UNBROKEN! Many teeth this size are fake composites of multiple teeth. The is a single, original, huge specimen! An absolute rarity in what is found today!!!!!!!!
This tooth comes from a full-grown adult Spinosaurus dinosaur. With such a large creature, it is nearly impossible to find teeth in this size range that are not severely damaged and severely worn considering the amount of food a large dinosaur would have had to consume to sustain such massive body mass. This is one of the largest and nicest Spinosaurus teeth we have had in our inventory in over a decade.
What is important is that it is ONE SINGLE TOOTH and NOT a typical fake made up of a base of one glued onto the tip or body of another. This is a VERY COMMON trick in today's market so LARGE dinosaur teeth from ANY world source, should always be suspect.
WARNING: A common trick to fake large dinosaur teeth in the market is to attach either a bunch of sand mixed with glue on the end of the tooth's root to exaggerate the length or even worse, fabricate a giant impressive tooth by combining and blending multiple teeth sections together to appear as one massive tooth or to fabricate the bottom portion of the tooth and extend, by a much as DOUBLE OR MORE, the original length of the tooth before work started. The workmanship of a few notorious United States-based fakers is of the finest workmanship and VERY convincing in appearance. There have been European fakers also known to create and sell these large teeth. Don't be fooled when you are shopping for large dinosaur teeth of ANY SPECIES, not just Spinosaurus. These are common practices of both unscrupulous and uninformed dealers. We see these "doctored" large dinosaur teeth offered quite frequently and numerous junk, worthless teeth that have been converted and heavily modified are selling for ridiculously high prices, mostly at shows and on the internet. Ebay is one of the worst places for this where fraud runs rampant and unchecked in the entire rare collectibles field but some fossil show dealers and internet sites have been pawning these "creations" off for years now, as well!