1.51" Camarasaurus Tooth - Colorado

 
 
This
A Camarasaurus skull cast showing how the teeth looked.
A Camarasaurus skull cast showing how the teeth looked.
is a beautifully preserved tooth of the sauropod dinosaur Camarasaurus grandis. Camarasaurus had very distinctive, chisel shaped teeth indicating it probably ate courser vegetation than other sauropods.

The tooth is 1.51" long so it probably came from a juvenile of the species. The tooth has excellent preservation with just some minor feeding wear to the tip. There are a couple of repaired cracks in the tooth.

This tooth comes from what is being called the "Salt & Pepper Layer" of the Skull Creek Quarry, near Dinosaur. Colorado. Within the past several years this quarry has produced articulated remains of several types of dinosaurs including large theropods, sauropods and Ornithischia. There is a thin layer in the quarry, probably representing a sandy river bottom that produces many isolated teeth and tumbled bone fragments. This tooth was collected from this layer in the summer of 2014. The quarry is also the location of the recently announce "Elvis" Torvosaurus find.

A view of operations at the Salt & Pepper quarry this spring.
A view of operations at the Salt & Pepper quarry this spring.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Camarasaurus grandis
LOCATION
"Salt & Pepper Layer", Skull Creek Quarry, Dinosaur, CO
FORMATION
Morrison Formation
SIZE
Tooth 1.51" Long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#12484
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