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    Tyrannosaurus rex (Latin for "king tyrant lizard')
    Late Cretaceous - 65-68 million years old
    Hell Creek Formation, Harding County, South Dakota

    This huge tooth including root measures an impressive 7 ½ inches in length along the curve by 2 ¼ inches wide at the base and is among the largest T-rex tooth ever offered to the public. Nearly all T.rex teeth that are found are shed teeth which break off during the process of eating. Any tooth whose root remains, such as the present specimen, was not shed, but was a serviceable tooth in the mouth of the animal when it died, and these are extremely rare. In fact, this is the largest T. rex tooth, with root, that has ever been offered at Public auction. This tooth is in good condition with no restoration other than crack filling. The crown portion, approximately 4 inches, displays a black enamel coating while the root section contrasts nicely with a beautiful mottled reddish-brown color giving this specimen a very esthetic appearance.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2009
    17th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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