2.18" Partial Tyrannosaurus rex (T-Rex) Tooth

 
 
 
This is a partial tooth from the king of the dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex or T-Rex. T-Rex teeth are by far the most collectable of the dinosaur teeth because of the name recognition of this iconic dinosaur. The partial tooth is 2.18" long and some of the serrations can still be seen on the outer edge. There is one repaired crack in the tooth but no restoration. It comes with a riker mount display case.

This tooth was found at a private ranch in Butte County, South Dakota in the summer of 2014. It comes from a quarry known as the "Tooth Draw Quarry" that has produced many high quality dinosaur teeth over the past several decades. In the Late Cretaceous some 65 million years ago, this quarry was located in a sub-tropical floodplain that would have been similar to modern day coastal Louisiana. It consists of 2 meters of alternating sandstone and gravel, representing a river channel lag deposit. It contains many isolated dinosaur teeth including T-Rex, Nanotyrannus, Raptors and Triceratops, but teeth of this high quality are rare finds.

The last two photos show the collecting location.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Tyrannosaurus rex
LOCATION
Tooth Draw Quarry, Butte County, South Dakota
FORMATION
Hell Creek Formation
SIZE
2.18" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#11917
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