1.37" Serrated Tyrannosaur Tooth - Alberta (Disposition #000028-29)

First, a note on the legality of this fossil. Alberta has very strict laws pertaining to fossil collection. Fossils may not be removed from the province of Alberta without permission from the government. To gain ownership of a fossil, you must be issued a Disposition Certificate from Alberta's Royal Tyrrell Museum. Only a few fossil types are currently eligible for disposition: mostly ammonites, petrified wood, leaves and fossil oysters.

This specimen is part of a collection of dinosaur material that was collected by a single individual (Steve Walchina) decades ago prior to the current law. Because it was collected before the law went into effect, the collection was "grandfathered" in. The collection was reviewed by the Royal Tyrrell Museum and a disposition certificate issued for portions of it that were not considered scientifically significant. This moved the fossils into private ownership and allowed them to be removed from the province. The disposition certificate (#000028-29) is on file with the Royal Tyrrell Museum. This makes the small amount of Alberta dinosaur fossils we recently acquired from this collection some of the only legal Alberta dinosaur material on the market.

This is a tooth of an unidentified species of Tyrannosaur dinosaur from the Horseshoe Canyon Formation of Alberta, Canada. There is stress fracturing throughout the tooth which resulted in some relatively large fractures. Some of these cracks resulted in gap fill restoration. The serrations along one edge are worn, however the opposite edge is still in great condition. There is some enamel missing at the tip of the tooth, possibly from feeding wear. Comes with a floating frame display case.

Unidentified Tyrannosaur
Drumheller Valley, Alberta, Canada
Horseshoe Canyon Formation
1.37" long
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