Dinosaur Fossils & Teeth - U.S.

Dinosaur Fossils & Teeth - U.S.

Buried Treasure Fossils offers a fantastic collection of Cretaceous and Jurassic dinosaur fossils for sale from the US. 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. All are authentic dinosaur fossils and legally collected from private land! US Dinosaurs - items are being added to the catalogs starting with Tyrannosaurus rex (T.rex) and Nanotyrannus teeth! Authenticity guaranteed. Have a look.

Dinosaur Teeth

Paleontologists are the scientists that love to study dinosaurs, and they learn a lot from dinosaur teeth. When analyzed along with the size of a dinosaur skull, a paleontologist can determine many things, including how the beast obtained its food and what sorts of things it ate. Some dino teeth even explain how the animal digested what it devoured.

Some dinosaurs had long teeth that were set in their jaws like the tines of a rake. These kinds of dinosaur teeth were used to pull nutritious leaves and bark from ancient plants. Other sorts of dinosaurs had razor sharp teeth that they used to kill and eat other animals, including other dinosaurs. Many herbivorous, plant-eating dinosaurs had rows of flat grinding teeth that they used to smash vegetable matter before swallowing.

Amazing facts about dinosaur teeth

1. Dinosaurs could re-grow any teeth that went missing. Paleontologists think that both plant-eating and carnivorous dinosaurs had the amazing ability to generate new teeth whenever they needed replacing a missing tooth. Dinosaurs such as Diplodocus may have grown brand new teeth every 35 days or so. Another dino, the Camarasaurus, required around two months to generate a replacement tooth, explains Live Science magazine.

2. A funny looking, duck-billed dinosaur named Hadrosaur boasted more teeth in its mouth than any other dinosaur that has ever been discovered. Although Hadrosaurs probably dined upon nothing but plant materials, they used almost 1,000 self-sharpening teeth to do make it happen.

3. The Apatosaurus dinosaur had a whole lot of teeth in its jaws, but it was not able to chew its food. Instead, the Apatosaurus dinosaur had specialized “stripper teeth” that were utilized to scrape leaves from vegetation. Fossil evidence discovered over the years indicates that the massive 19-ton reptilian beast probably swallowed without chewing its food at all.

4. Tyrannosaurus rex teeth had a mouth full of serrated teeth. The mighty dino's curved, chisel-like front teeth were used to grip, pull and yank raw meat from the bones of its unfortunate prey. Back teeth were not molars like we know today, but they did serve to dice meat into chunks that could be easily swallowed. Amazingly, some rather "banana-shaped" T. rex teeth were a foot long, including several inches of root. T. rex boasted 60 teeth in its Volkswagen-sized skull. Its front teeth were more closely spaced than the teeth toward the back of T. rex's massive mouth.

5. Kentrosaurus, Stegosaurus, and other Stegosaurids had dinosaur teeth attached to a jaw that probably wasn't very strong. These ancient beasts primarily dined upon low-lying shrubs, mosses, and fallen fruit.

6. Trachodon, Deinodon, and Cardiodon dinosaurs left no bones to be discovered (yet) but since teeth are harder, they did leave their dental imprint on the fossil record.

If you'd like to own one or more dinosaur teeth of your own, contact Buried Treasure Fossils at btfossils@cs.com or (281) 342-7129 during regular business hours.

 

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  1. Triceratops Horn
    $18,500.00

    A Top Quality, Triceratops horridus brow horn from the late Cretaceous of northern North America. A May 2022 Fossil of the Month. Triceratops was a large ceratopsian dinosaur found in the Hell Creek Fformation. This is a special horn with exceptional detail preserved and excellent color & patina. Great surface articualtion. You can see all of the natural blood grooves around the surface of the horn. Plus you see a gouge wound in the horn which appears to be a battle wound. Very cool. The preparation of the horn was fairly basic and simple - some cracks filled. This is very minimal restoration for a horn. It comes with a custom stand as shown. A fantastic fossil overall. Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Garfield Co., Montana. Authenticity guaranteed. Certification of Authentication provided. Museum quality. A fantastic Triceratops brow horn display. You don't see these top quality horns very often! A great display size. Note - International buyers will incur some shipping cost.            

    DC51      SIZE: 30.5" (straight line) ; Distal end measures 7.5" ; (10.5" height on stand)

    Note - Link to Triceratops fossils catalog

     

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  2. Allosaurus fragilis
    $12,500.00

    A very rare Top Quality, Allosaurus fragilis tibia. A complete adult tibia on a custom steel stand. A May Fossil of the Month. This Allosaurus tibia measures 32" (36.5" on stand). This is a heavy bone which is 9" wide at top and 9.5" at bottom. Highest quality bone. Great rich dark brown color. Excellent overall condition with some normal crack fill. No restoration. Allosaurus was the apex predator during the late Jurassic. Legally collected on private land in the Morrison Fm., Big Horn Basin, Wyoming. Authenticity guaranteed. Certification of Authentication provided. Museum quality. A special collector's display specimen! Note - International buyers will incur some shipping cost.            

    DL31         SIZE: 32"   (9.5" wide)  (36.5" height on stand)

    Note - Adding 6 Allosaurus & other bones & claws in May 2022    Link to Dinosaur bones

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  3. Anzu wyliei
    $7,250.00

    A rare, EXTRA LARGE, GEM Quality Anzu wyliei hand (manus) claw from the Hell Creek Fm. of SE Montana. A February Fossil of the Month. Anzu is referred to as the "Chicken from Hell". A fantastic manus claw. This is 1st manus claw which is most robust and ofen referred as the "thumb". Excellent rich brown color and patina. This specimen has incredible preservation - no pitting, nicks or wear. All surfaces are incredible - very rare. Note - the tip was professionally restored which is typical for most Hell Creek claws. A top quality, collector's claw from the Hell Creek of Montana. Note - 2014 Anzu wyliei description paper attached belowCheck out our selection of top quality Anzu wyleii claws! Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Powder River Co., Montana. Authenticity guaranteed. A very special Museum Quality specimen. Note - a Riker display frame will be included. One of my finest dinosaur claws!

    DA01       Size: 3-11/16" (straightline)   Proximal end height: 1-7/8"

    Note - Adding 6 Anzu wyliei claws in February 2022.      Link to Anzu wyliei claws.

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  4. Allosaurus fragilis
    $6,750.00

    A very rare Top Quality, Allosaurus fragilis toe claw (pes claw). A May Fossil of the Month. This Allosaurus toe claw measures 3". Highest quality bone. Great rich black - brown color. Excellent overall condition. Note - a 1/4" of the very tip restored (typical for these claws). Allosaurus was the apex predator during the late Jurassic. Legally collected on private land in the Morrison Fm., Bone Cabin Quarry, Como Bluff, Wyoming. Authenticity guaranteed. A fantastic specimen! Note -  A Riker display frame is included.

    DL41         SIZE: 3"   (7/8" wide)  

    Note - Adding 6 Allosaurus & other bones & claws in May 2022    Link to Dinosaur bones

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  5. Tyrannosaurus rex
    $6,750.00

    A rare, High Quality Tyrannosaurus rex tooth. This tooth measures 2-1/4".  The enamel has very good color and patina with some root etching on one side. Good anterior and posterior serrations with a bite mark on the posterior carina. The bite mark created the smooth gouge on the posterior serrations. I don't see too many bitten T. rex teeth. No hydration cracks. The base cross-section is large and nearly square. No doubt a large adult T. rex tooth. 100% natural tooth. No repair or restoration. A top quality tooth specimen! T-Rex was the apex during the late Cretaceous with massive teeth capable of crushing its prey. See the detailed description to determine how to tell a real T-Rex tooth! Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Butte Co., So. Dakota. Authenticity guaranteed. A massive T. rex tooth. You have too love them when the tooth gets this massive!

    DT02       SIZE: 2-1/4"   (Base width: 1-1/4" ; Base height: 15/16")

    Note - Adding 4 T. rex teeth in July 2022.      Link to T. rex teeth --> T. rex teeth

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  6. Allosaurus fragilis
    $6,250.00

    A very rare Top Quality, Allosaurus fragilis toe claw (pes claw). A May Fossil of the Month. This Allosaurus toe claw measures 2-15/16". High quality bone. Great rich dark brown color. Excellent overall condition. Normal crack fill with a section of the upper rim of the articulated end rebuilt. Allosaurus was the apex predator during the late Jurassic. Legally collected on private land in the Morrison Fm., Thermopolis, Wyoming. Authenticity guaranteed. A special specimen! Note -  A Riker display frame is included.

    DL42         SIZE: 2-15/16"   (7/8" wide)

    Note - Adding 6 Allosaurus & other bones & claws in May 2022    Link to Dinosaur bones

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  7. Edmontosaurus - Jaw
    $4,250.00

    A rare Top Quality Edmontosaurus annectens lower jaw from the late Cretaceous of North America. An October Fossil of the Month. This lower jaw (dentary) section is ~85% complete - missing the very back of the jaw which eroded away. The delicate front of the jaw is 100% complete. Edmontosaurus is a very large hadrosaur or "duck-bill" dinosaur found in the Hell Creek formation. They possessed ~300 teeth that were in columns of five teeth each which acted as conveyor belt to maintain a large chewing surface to cut and grind their food. This lower jaw includes 25 columns with approximately 65 teeth. Bone quality and color are exceptional. No restoration. Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Garfield Co., Montana. Two cracks were stabilized in the front of the jaw. No restoration. An excellent collector's quality Edmontosaurus jaw which is near complete.  Authenticity guaranteed. You rarely find a lower jaw with the original teeth still intact. These lower jaws are my favorite!

    DH31        SIZE: 11-3/4"  x  3-1/8"    

    Note - Adding 2 Edmontosaurus jaw sections in October 2021.       Link to Edmontosaurus fossils catalog

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  8. Allosaurus fragilis
    $3,950.00

    A very rare Top Quality, Allosaurus fragilis femur. A complete juvenile femur. A May Fossil of the Month. This Allosaurus femur measures 9-1/2". Highest quality bone. Great rich brown color. Excellent overall condition with some bone end erosion. Normal crack fill. No restoration. Allosaurus was the apex predator during the late Jurassic. Legally collected on private land in the Morrison Fm., Dana Quarry (Oxbow Lake deposit), Tensleep, Wyoming. Authenticity guaranteed. A special collector's specimen!   

    DL32         SIZE: 9-1/2"   (1-1/2" wide)

    Note - Adding 6 Allosaurus & other bones & claws in May 2022    Link to Dinosaur bones

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  9. Anzu wyliei
    $3,950.00

    A rare, Top Quality Anzu wyliei hand (manus) claw from the Hell Creek Fm. of Montana. A September Fossil of the Month. Anzu is referred to as the "Chicken from Hell". An excellent manus claw. Excellent rich brown color and patina. This specimen has excellent perservation - no pitting, nicks or wear. Note - a small portion of the tip was professionally restored which is typical for most Hell Creek claws. A top quality, collector's claw from the Hell Creek of Montana. Note - 2014 Anzu wyliei description paper attached belowCheck out our selection of top quality Anzu wyleii claws! Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Powder River Co., Montana. Authenticity guaranteed. Museum Quality.  Note - a Riker display frame will be included. One of my finest dinosaur claws.

    DA03       Size: 2-3/4" (straightline)    

    Note - Adding 5 Anzu wyliei claws in September 2022.      Link to Anzu wyliei claws.

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  10. Tyrannosaurus rex
    $3,500.00

    A rare, Top Quality Tyrannosaurus rex sub-adult right maxillary tooth. This tooth measures 2-1/8" with a large natural tip wear facet (could have been a 2-1/2" tooth). The enamel has excellent color and patina. Very good anterior and posterior serrations. Note - the anterior serrrations have a "Y" formation - very unique. The base cross-section is a compressed oval. The large size and serrations make this a T. rex tooth. A top quality tooth specimen! T-Rex was the apex during the late Cretaceous with massive teeth capable of crushing its prey. See the detailed description to determine how to tell a real T-Rex tooth! Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Garfield Co., Montana. Authenticity guaranteed. Note - this tooth comes with a 3-1/2" 3D floating frame.

    DT04       SIZE: 2-1/8"   (Base width: 1")

    Note - Adding 13 T. rex teeth in October 2022.  Link to T. rex teeth -->  T. rex teeth

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  11. Anzu wyliei claw
    $3,250.00

    A rare, Top Quality, EXTRA LARGE Anzu wyliei toe (pes) claw from the Hell Creek Fm. of SE Montana. Anzu is referred to as the "Chicken from Hell". An excellent BIG pes claw specimen. This claw is from a large Anzu and is fat and heavy. Excellent rich brown color and patina. This specimen has excellent perservation with nice articulation. There is some professional restoration the the top of the proximal end which is typical for a big Anzu wyliei pes claw. The very top of the proximal edge has a small repair (see photo). A high quality, collector's BIG claw from the Hell Creek of Montana. Note - 2014 Anzu wyleii description paper attached belowCheck out our selection of top quality Anzu wyliei claws! Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Garfield Co., Montana. Authenticity guaranteed. A near maximum size Anzu pes claw. You can see why they used to be sold as Nano pes claws since they have the same size and shape of a Nano claw. Note - a Riker frame will be included.

    DA02       Size: 3-1/4" (always straightline) (Note: proximal end height is 1-1/2" -> this is a fat claw!)

     Link to Anzu wyliei claws.

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  12. Tyrannosaur tooth
    $2,950.00

    A Top Quality, Extra Large Tyrannosaur tooth from the late Cretaceous (Campanian) in northern North America. Please note that this tooth could AlbertosaurusGorgosaurus or Daspletosaurus - see Detailed Discussion below. This tooth measures 2-1/2" - an excellent BIG Tyrannosaur tooth. Note - this is a big "beefy" tooth (15/16"W x 9/16" H). The enamel is high quality with excellent color and patina. This tooth position would be near the front of the jaw. Anterior and posterior serrations are excellent. A small facet at the tip. No cracks, repair or restoration. Legally collected on private land in the Judith River Fm., Blaine Co., Montana. Probably an excellent Daspletosaurus or Gorgosaurus tooth based on size and roundness of the tooth cross-section. Authenticity guaranteed. An excellent collector's BIG Tyrannosaur tooth. 

    DY02         SIZE: 2-1/2"  (Base: 15/16 W x 9/16" H)

    Note - Added 10 new Tyrannosaur teeth in January 2021.       Link to Tyrannosaur teeth catalog.

     

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