2.3 Inch Daspletosaurus - T-Rex Relative

Daspletosaurus skull from Montana in the Museum of the Rockies.
Daspletosaurus skull from Montana in the Museum of the Rockies.
is a very rare tooth from the tyrannosaur, Daspletosaurus from the Two Medicine Formation (Judith River Group) of Montana. Daspletosaurus was closely related to T-Rex but lived about 10 million years earlier. Daspletosaurus are actually significantly more rare the those of it's predecessor Tyrannosaur Rex.

This tooth is 2.35 inches long, has nice dark enamel preservation but the serrations are worn. There is one repaired crack in the tooth but it has not been restored. It comes with a riker mount case to help display it.

Daspletosaurus (meaning "frightful lizard") is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived in western North America between 77 and 74 million years ago. Fossils of the only named species (D. torosus) were found in Alberta, although there are several other undescribed species known from both Alberta and Montana.

Daspletosaurus is closely related to the larger and more recent Tyrannosaurus. Like other tyrannosaurids, it was a huge bipedal predator equipped with dozens of large, sharp teeth. Daspletosaurus had the small forelimbs typical of tyrannosaurids. As an apex predator, Daspletosaurus was at the top of the food chain, probably preying on large dinosaurs like the Centrosaurus and the hadrosaurs. In some areas, Daspletosaurus coexisted with another tyrannosaurid, Gorgosaurus
Daspletosaurus sp.
North Central Montana
Two Medicine Formation, Judith River Group
2.35" long
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