Authentic 5.5" Spinosaurus Claw
Geological Timeframe: Mid-Cretaceous 110 - 80 MYA
Geologic Strata: Tegana Formation
Item Location: Kem-Kem Basin, Morocco
This Spinosaurus claw is 5.5 inches in length around the curve. It has no restoration and is in almost perfect condition. The only blemish, if you can call it that, is a little roughness on some parts of the surface and some hairline cracks.
A Spinosaurus claw in this good of condition is hard to find as most have some restoration, but not this one. You can even see the blood grooves in this fossil. The grooves are in excellent condition and do not show signs of dremeling. The shape of this Spinosaurus claw fossil is also excellent with just a minor bow. The articulation point is great with just slight wear, along with a great tip.
Why we love it
The bone quality is in premium condition, this is a very high quality Spinosaurus claw with distinct aging and coloration found only in the Kem Kem field. You can see in the photos that this fossil is in amazing condition! The sandstone deposit this spinosaurus claw was found in created a very unique look that sets it apart from a "typical" fossil look. The unique look, excellent hook and lack of restoration create an one of a kind piece.
Species Description: Spinosaurus was the largest Theropod (meaning "beast-footed") dinosaur ever! They were bigger than Tyrannosaurus Rex by far. They were up to 59 feet in length and 23 tons. The skull of the Spinosaurus was long and narrow similar to that of a modern day crocodile.
Spinosaurus was known to eat fish but also hunted terrestrial prey. Evidence suggests that it lived both on land and in water like the modern crocodile does. Spinosaurus had distinctive neural spines which were long extensions of the vertebrae. These extensions could reach up to 6' tall and were suggested to have helped with thermoregulation and display. The Spinosaurus had large conical teeth that were great for grasping prey but not so good for chewing. Instead they are thought to have used their giant hand claws to tear up their prey.