Acheroraptor temertyorum (Raptor)

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An EXTRA LARGE RARE, Top Quality Acheroraptor temertyorum (raptor) tooth from Montana. Acheroraptor temertyorum is one of two recently described Hell Creek Fm. raptors, and it is a close relative of Velociraptor. An premaxillary tooth. This tooth is 1/2"+ which is an extra large size. The enamel is excellent with a great brown color. Multiple prominent longitudinal "ribs" run the length of the crown. Excellent large posterior and small anterior serrations. See unique crown characteristic discussion below. No repair or restoration. Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Powder River Co., Montana. Note - the 2013 Acheroraptor description paper is available upon requestAuthenticity guaranteed. This is your chance to own a rare, top quality Acheroraptor temertyorum tooth.  Note - A gem jar will be included as photographed.

DR04       SIZE: 1/2"+

Note - Adding 10 new Acheroraptor teeth in February 2024      Link to Raptor (Dromaeosaur) catalog.

Dromaeosaurs were the dominant raptor of the upper Cretaceous period in North America. This theropod was rather small at 7 feet, but made up for its size with a large mouth full of serrated teeth. Like the other raptors they possessed a large "sickle" claw on each foot. It probably hunted in packs and may have been feathered. Fossil remains include well preserved teeth, bones, and claws, and are highly valued by collectors. These top quality specimens were all legally collected from private lands in the northwestern US. Late Cretaceous, Hell Creek Fm. (or equivalent), 66 MYA.

Acheroraptor temertyorum is one of the described Hell Creek Fm. raptors which is determined by the ribbed appearance of the enamel running the full length of the crown. It is a Dromaeosaurid.

Paper - "A new dromaeosaurid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) with Asian affinities from the latest Cretaceous of North America"  David C. Evans & Derek W. Larson & Philip J. Currie; November 19, 2013

Note -  Hell Creek Formation named raptor dinosaurs. There are only two named raptor dinosaurs in the Hell Creek / Lance Creek Formations - Acheroraptor temertyorum (2013) with a distinct ribbed appearance of the enamel running the full length of the crown. Dakotaraptor steini (2015) was a large raptor possessing teeth with consistent characteristics with the typical big Hell Creek raptor teeth, but the large Hell Creek raptor teeth are mostly likely not all Dakotaraptor teeth. Both are Dromaeosaurid raptor dinosaurs.