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    AN EXCELLENT ALLOSAURUS TOOTH WITH ROOT
    Allosaurus fragilis
    Late Jurassic - 144-156 Million Years Old
    Morrison Formation, Buckshot Quarry, Moffat County,
    Colorado

    Dinosaur teeth have very fragile roots so it is extremely rare for any to be preserved with the roots intact.
    Here is one such example. This tooth is a gorgeous natural ebony color with approximately 15% restoration to the root. The blade (the enamel portion of the tooth with serrations for cutting flesh) measures 1 ½ inches and exhibits some checking and cracking consistent with burial in clay sediments (clay is an unstable soil and shifts often) but is otherwise perfect and complete to the tip. Allosaurus teeth in this condition are exceptionally rare and perhaps only one in one thousand is of this quality. Measures 3 7/8 inches long. A superlative example!


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    8th Sunday
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