Spinosaurus foot claw tooth
Lot 2137
Dinosaur Foot Claw, with Tooth
US$ 1,400 - 1,800
£870 - 1,100

Lot Details
Dinosaur Foot Claw, with Tooth
Spinosaurus
Cretaceous
Kem Kem Valley near Taouz, Morocco

Spinosaurus claws are rarely found. The large size of the present foot claw, which shows all of the bold grooves and an excellent tip, make this a wonderful find. Claws are much more rare than teeth because dinosaurs were able to replace their teeth but not their claws. Also included in this lot is a very large tooth. It displays excellent brown enamel, a partial 2-inch root and some natural tooth wear. Made famous in "Jurassic Park III" as the dinosaur that killed a T. rex, the enormous theropod dinosaur, Spinosaurus, with a huge sail on its back remains an enigmatic dinosaur. No even remotely complete skeleton has been found and the only partial skeleton discovered was destroyed in World War II. (2)
Tooth measures 5in; claw measures 3.6in
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