Abelisaurid sp.

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A Top Quality Abelisaurid dinosaur tooth from the Cretaceous Kem Kem deposits of Morocco. An October Fossil of the Month. Once thought to be a "raptor" tooth, it is now clear that these teeth are Abelisaurid, a family of Ceratosaurian theropod dinosaurs with the unique straight posterior carina. They were the dominate smaller theropod in the late Cretaceous Kem Kem deposit. Excellent red color and serrations. Excellent preservation. No repair or restoration. Authenticity guaranteed. A fantastic Abelisaurid tooth.  Note - Based upon recent discoveries, there is a large Abelosaurid in the Kem Kem. The 1"+ Abelosaurid teeth may belong to this large species. This is a largest specimen that I have seen!

M1251       Size: 1-3/16"

Note - 10 new Abelisaurid / Raptor teeth added in October 2022.     Link to Abelisurid / Raptor teeth

Abelisaurid -  Abelisaurid, a family of ceratosaurian theropod dinosaurs, appears to fill the raptors role or niche in northern Africa during the early late Cretaceous period based on the relative abundance teeth and few raptor teeth. This family of dinosaurs includes more familiar dinosaurs, such as, Carnotaurus. Most of the known Abelisaurids would have been 17 to 30 feet in length. Abelisaurid means "Abel's Lizards".

Note - A smaller raptor does exist in the Kem Kem deposit, but it is very rare based on few teeth found.

How do you distinguish the Abelisaurid tooth from a raptor tooth? The posterior face (side) of the Abelisaurid teeth is straight. Whereas, raptor and most theropod teeth have a posterior side that would be mildly or strongly curved.