Serrated, 1.05" Tyrannosaur (Nanotyrannus) Tooth - Montana

This is a large, 1.05" long Tyrannosaur tooth likely of the species Nanotyrannus lancensis from the Hell Creek Formation of Montana. The enamel underwent colorful preservation, displaying both brown and white spots. The serrations preserved nicely and the tip is worn from feeding. There is a repaired crack proximal to the root.

Comes with an acrylic bubble display case.

There is a hot debate among paleontologists about whether Nanotyrannus and Tyrannosaurus rex (T-Rex) are really the same species, with Nanotyrannus representing juveniles. Recent finds that are soon to be published should put this debate to rest, definitively proving that Nanotyrannus is in fact a separate genus and valid genus. Nano teeth tend to be much more finely serrated, and much thinner/blade like t-rex teeth, in addition to being smaller.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Nanotyrannus lancensis
LOCATION
Carter County, Montana
FORMATION
Hell Creek Formation
SIZE
1.05" long (straightline)
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#97459
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