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Carcharodontosaurus saharicus was a carnivorous theropod dinosaur, with bipedal gait, that was able to attack very large preys such as the large sauropods. He had a huge head with a kinetic braincase to allow a considerable opening of the mouth. Its had a skull reinforced by bone bars and bridges, on which were attached the strong muscles used for mastication and long serrated teeth, slightly curved backward, that were used as perfect cutting knives.

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  • Title: Teeth of Carcharodontosaurus (on maxilla cast)
  • Rights: Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia Photo by MSNVE
  • Scientific name: Carcharodontosaurus saharicus
  • Origin: Morocco, Mt. Anti Atlas
  • Dating: Aptian-Albian, Cretaceous
  • Catalogue number: MSNVE-20154

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