Ultra Rare Fully Rooted Tyrannosaurus Rex Tooth Hell Creek MT
This listing is for an extremely rare fully rooted juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex tooth from the Hell Creek Formation of Carter County, MT. The tooth measures 2 5/8" in length and has excellent enamel, serrations and detail. The very tip of the tooth is broken off and missing.
Rooted theropod teeth are very rare and only come from an animal that has died and the rooted tooth detaches from the jaw and is preserved. Based on the width, cross sections and size of the serrations it looks like it is most likely from a Juvenile T Rex or a tooth in the rear position of the jaw of a larger individual. There is of course a possibility that this could be from a Nanotyrannus and of course there is the controversy of whether Nano is even its own genus and not just a young Tyrannosaurus Rex.
You will rarely ever see a tooth like this for sale from the Hell Creek Formation and it would make an incredible addition to any collection.
All reasonable offers accepted!
The Hell Formation dates back to the Late Cretaceous approximately 66-68 million years in age. 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.