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    A Top Quality, juvenile Triceratops horridus tooth from the late Cretaceous of northern North America. Triceratops is a large ceratopsian dinosaur found in the Hell Creek formation. The enamel is excellent quality with excellent color / patina. This tooth has no tip wear. Incredible preservation of the crown that shows their intricate detail. No cracks. No restoration. Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Carter Co., Montana. Note - tooth comes with a gem case. Authenticity guaranteed. An excellent rooted juvenile Triceratops tooth! 

    DC16         SIZE: 9/16"         

    Note - Adding 20 new Triceratops fossils in November 2018.       Link to Triceratops fossils catalog


    Triceratops horridus is the large, three horned dinosaur that lived in the late Cretaceous of North America. Triceratops grew to a length of approximately 30 feet, a height of nearly 10 feet, and a weight of 26,000 lbs. This quadrupedal herbivore had beaked jaws for nipping cycads and palms, and their jaws were filled with rows of large teeth used to grind vegetation. Triceratops had large brow horns that can exceed 3 feet in length and had a large bony frill covering its neck. The large brow horns and their strength may have offered defense from their main predator Tyrannosaurus rex. There are two species of Triceratops found in the Hell Creek formation, Triceratops horridus was the more common species. Both Triceratops horridus and Triceratops prosus would have similar teeth, claws and bones.

    Today, we find fossilized Triceratops teeth, unguals (claws), horns, and non-associated bones in the Hell Creek Formation.

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