SOLD Exquisite Troodontid Tooth Dinosaur Fossil Hell Creek Formation Perkins Co. SD
This listing is for an extremely rare and really well preserved Troodontid tooth from the famous Hell Creek Formation of South Dakota in Perkins County. This tooth is exceptional with all of its serrations present, complete and sharp! There is almost no wear to this tooth and is as good as a Troodontid tooth gets!
The tooth measures a touch under 1/4" in length which is typical of Troodontid teeth.
Troodon mean’s “wounding tooth” due to how large and mean looking the serrations are on its teeth which can be easily seen in the photos of this tooth up for sale.
The first Troodon remains were found in older sediments of the Judith River Formation and Dinosaur Park Formations and were given the name Troodon formosus. All Troodon teeth were all thought to be from the same species until more recently and now it is thought that these teeth from the Hell Creek Formation are still Troodontid, but the species is likely different from the T. formosus species found in the older geologic formations.
The name Pectinodon bakkeri has also been ascribed to this type of tooth but that has since changed due to new research and papers being published. Teeth of this variety from the Late Cretaceous Hell Creek and Lance Formations are now called Troodon bakkeri.
I know there is a lot of information above but I want the buyer to understand how special teeth from this dinosaur are and how rare the skeletal remains are. There is still so much to be discovered about this family of theropod dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous and names will also very likely change as new specimens are discovered.
The tooth comes with its own gem display case and informational card as well as a COA upon request!