Nanotyrannus lancensis

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A LARGE, TOP QUALITY Nanotyrannus lancensis premaxillary tooth from the western US. This premaxillary (front) tooth measures 1" (straight line). The premaxillary teeth have a "D" shaped base and were not large. The enamel is excellent quality. There are small serrations on one side. Note - Most Nano premaxillary teeth are non-serrate or very weakly serrated. This tooth also has a wide base for a Nano premax tooth. No cracks. No repair or restoration. Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Garfield Co., Montana. Authenticity guaranteed.  An excellent large collector's Nano premaxillary tooth.  Note - a gem case display is included.

DN11        SIZE: 1"  (Base: 1/2" W)

Note - Adding 16 Nanotyrannus teeth in June 2021  ->  Link to Nano Teeth

Nanotyrannus lancensis or "tiny tyrant" is a tyrannosaurid dinosaur from the late Cretaceous period believed to reach ~20 feet. There is much discussion regarding the Nanotyrannus being a juvenile or young T. rex, but there are many arguments in favor of the separate species including tooth count, fused cheek bones, proportionally larger hands, etc. 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 ranch land with the owners permission in the northwestern US (Montana). All teeth are late Cretaceous, Hell Creek Fm., 67 MYA.

Note - Nanotyrannus is a controversial species. Many paleontologists consider these teeth are from young Tyrannosaurus rex

Note - we measure all of our teeth "straight line".