Hell Creek Formation
There is some speculation in paleontological circles about whether the "dwarf tyrant" is actually a valid species or just a juvenile T-rex, but the fossils from these creatures are, regardless, very intriguing. This small tooth exhibits exceptional preservation with slick mottled surfaces and pronounced serrations on its curved edges. The putty brown specimen with dull golden highlights is in near pristine condition, and the almost 2 inch (5 cm) crown extends well down its length. This is a superlative tryrannosaurid tooth.
Overall Measurements: 1.93 x 0.79 x 0.39 inches (4.90 x 2.00 x 1.00 cm)
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.
Condition report available upon request.
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