SOLD 1" 1/8" Nanotyrannus Tooth Hell Creek Formation SD
This listing is for a great Nanotyrannus tooth found in the Hell Creek Formation of Perkins County, SD. The tooth has incredible color and great serrations.
Based on the serration size and shape it looks to be from a Nanotyrannus instead of a large Dromaeosaur such as Dakotaraptor. You can also see a little bit of sun bleaching towards the base on one side of the tooth. This means that the tooth was partially exposed when discovered and the rest was underground. It gives this tooth a really neat story of how it was discovered. Just imagine the excitement of seeing a little bit of tooth exposed and getting to excavate the rest!
The fossil measures 1 1/8" in length.
This fossil comes with its own COA upon request. Just text or email me to ask a question, my contact info is on the bottom of the page!
The Hell Creek Formation dates back to the Late Cretaceous approximately 66-68 million years in age found in Perkins County, SD. It represent the coastline of an ancient sea that spanned across the middle of North American during much of the Mesozoic Era. That is why dinosaur remains are so common in the American West, those areas were the ancient floodplains of a seaway that no longer exists. Dinosaur like the famous Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops and Pachycephalosaurus were part of this amazing ecosystem. Other dinosaur such as Edmontosaurus, Thescelosaurus, Struthiomimus and Oviraptorids existed here as well. And of course there were the Dromaeosaurs "Raptors) that inhabited this area and preyed upon these species such as Acheropraptor and Dakotaraptor.