Carcharodontosaurus was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Africa. Its fossils have been found in places such as Illizi (Algeria), Tataouine (Tunisia) and El Bayadh (Algeria).

This enormous “shark-toothed” Cretaceous predator first turned up in Egypt some 90 years ago. But since then, more specimens have come to light in Morocco and Niger. There's a whole family of these theropods, who are actually slightly bigger than T. Rex. Close relatives include such dinosaurs as the Argentinian Giganotosaurus and the “fishing” dinosaur of Egypt, Spinosaurus.

Quick facts about Carcharodontosaurus:

  • Existed from 145 million years ago to Cretaceous Period
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 35 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Carcharodontosaurus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore: