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- SOLD PERFECT 3/4" Nanotyrannus or Dakotaraptor Tooth Hell Creek Formation SD
SOLD PERFECT 3/4" Nanotyrannus or Dakotaraptor Tooth Hell Creek Formation SD
This listing is for an essentially perfect Nanotyrannus or Dakotaraptor tooth found in the Hell Creek Formation of Perkins County, SD. The tooth has incredible color, preservation and great serrations.
The serration shape on this doesn't look exactly like Tyrannosaur teeth I have seen and are a little more recurved suggesting it could be from a large Dromaeosaur. There are still unknowns about what the teeth and serrations looked like for Dakotaraptor at different jaw positions so I cannot say with 100% certainty which genus this is from. My gut says Nano but Dakotaraptor isn't out of the question.
The most impressive thing about this tooth is the quality of it. The serrations are almost perfect and the enamel is flawless. The slight discoloration on the enamel isn't due to weathering or chipping, it is just the way the tooth was preserved and fossilized caused the enamel to be a different color. This is a really impressive fossil!
The fossil measures 3/4" 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.