1.47" Nanotyrannus Tooth - Fine Serrations

This is nice 1.17" long Nanotyrannus lancensis tooth with beautiful enamel preservation and fine serrations. There is some natural feeding wear to the tip but the serrations are in nice shape. There is a repaired crack in the middle of the tooth with a small amount of restoration.

There has been debate in the paleontological community 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.

This tooth was found at a private ranch in South Dakota. In the Late Cretaceous some 65 million years ago, this area was located in a sub-tropical floodplain that would have been similar to modern day coastal Louisiana.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Nanotyrannus lancensis
LOCATION
South Dakota
FORMATION
Hell Creek Formation
SIZE
1.17" long (straight line measurement)
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#10965
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