SOLD Tiny Museum Exquisite Coelophysis bauri Tooth Quay County, NM Triassic!
This listing is for a tiny exquisite Coelophysis bauri tooth from the Bull Canyon Formation of Quay County, NM. This tooth dates back to the dawn of the dinosaurs Triassic Period about 220 million years ago. This little tooth has excellent enamel and crisp serrations. The tooth comes with its own gem display case and is very small, only about 1/8" in length. The fossil could be displayed with close up pictures taken of it or even with some of the photos from this listing printed out!
This is as good as it gets for a Coelophysis tooth. The tooth is literally perfect with all the enamel and serrations.
Below is some additional information about this dinosaur species:
Coelophysis is an extinct genus of coelophysid theropod dinosaur that lived approximately 203 to 196 million years ago during the latter part of the Triassic Period in what is now the southwestern United States and also in South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Coelophysis was a small, slenderly-built, ground-dwelling, bipedalcarnivore, that could grow up to 3 m (9.8 ft) long. Coelophysis is one of the earliest known dinosaur genera. Scattered material representing similar animals has been found worldwide in some Late Triassic and Early Jurassicformations.
The type species C. bauri, originally given to the genus Coelurus by Edward Drinker Cope in 1887, was described by the latter in 1889. The names Longosaurus and Rioarribasaurus are synonymous with Coelophysis. Another dinosaur genus, Megapnosaurus, has also been considered to be a synonym. This primitive theropod is notable for being one of the most specimen-rich dinosaur genera.