Description

    Dinosaur Tooth
    Tyrannosaurus rex
    Late Cretaceous
    Hell Creek Formation
    Buffalo, South Dakota, USA

    This extremely long Dinosaur tooth is, of course, from Tyrannosaurus rex and has been expertly prepped by a fossil "preparator" with over 20 years of experience. At some 4.75 inches (12 cm) long, this is stout and intimidating. The curved example exhibits a rich, dark brown coloration with a bit of a sheen due in part to the application of a 'penetrating preservative' to stabilize the specimen. This piece was a "shed" tooth, meaning the theropod lost it during the course of attacking or eating another animal. As a result, the tooth does not present with any noticeable serrations. The big "fang" evidences some compression, but of a very minor nature, and the prehistoric dentition features several grooves and some angularity.
    Overall Measurements: 4.76 x 1.83 x 1.04 inches (12.09 x 4.66 x 2.63 cm)

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    November, 2017
    4th Saturday
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