Tyrannosaurus rex

    SKU
    DT06
    Out of stock
    $1,295.00
    Overview

    A rare, Top Quality Tyrannosaurus rex tooth - a juvenile Rex tooth. This tooth measures 1-5/16".  The enamel has very good color and patina. Excellent anterior and good posterior serrations with some wear. The serrations are large and wrap around the tip. This tooth was recently erupted and has a very small wear facet on the tip. No hydration cracks, but there was a thin vertical strip restored next to the posterior serrations. The base cross section is a large oval with minimal "pinching" - not a Nano tooth which would be rectangular and pinching on each side. Tooth has some root etching.  A top quality tooth! 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 Lance Creek Fm., Niobrara Co., Wyoming. Authenticity guaranteed. Note - a gem case is included. 

    DT06        SIZE: 1-5/16"   (Base : 9/16" x 3/8")

    Note - Adding 5 T. rex teeth in October 2021. Link to T. rex teeth  -->  T. rex teeth

    Tyrannosaurus rex was the apex during the late Cretaceous. It weighed about 6 tons. It was about 40 feet long and 20 feet high. These specimens are from the famous Hell Creek Fm. (67 MMYA). All of these teeth were collected on private ranch land with the owners permission. Collection area includes Montana and So. Dakota.

    How do you know if you are getting a real T-Rex tooth? Tyrannosaurus rex teeth have a few unique characteristics.

    • T-Rex teeth are massive and has a cross-section that is much more cylindrical than other tyrannosaurs (which are more oval). They were powerful crushing teeth like no other tyrannosaur. I will always show an “end” photo.
    • T-Rex teeth enamel wall is thick when looking at the end. Again, this provides the massive crushing power for these teeth.
    • T-Rex teeth serrations are large and more “blocky” or rounded. The serrations are not fine and pointy sharp. T-Rex teeth did not neatly slice its prey. It would grab, crush, and tear apart its prey!
    • T-Rex tooth profile tends to be more straight line ( less curvature)
    • Know the formation that produced the teeth. If the tooth looks like a T-Rex tooth and it is from the Hell Creek or Lance Creek Fm., they are T-Rex teeth.
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