.42" Theropod (Raptor) Tooth In Sandstone - Judith River Formation

This is a really cool theropod tooth from the Judith River Formation of Montana. It's still partially embedded in the sandstone that it was found in. The preservation is excellent with nice enamel and visible serrations along the distal edge. A small bonefish (Paralbula sp.?) tooth can be found within the sandstone as well.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

The Judith River Formation is one of the most prolific sources of Late Cretaceous vertebrate fossils. At least sixteen Orders containing more than forty Genera are known from the formation. These include fish, amphibians, mammals, and insects in addition to the reptiles, avian and non-avian dinosaurs (birds). Among the more interesting specimens is Leonardo, a mummified and fossilized Brachylophosaurus. This is a Hadrosaur, a duck-billed dinosaur with amazing preservation of the soft tissues of the body. The pattern in the skin of the feet is even preserved. In addition to Leonardo, the Judith River Formation contains the remains of the theropod Hesperornis, the only known freshwater Hespernorthid, a penguin like bird.


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DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified
LOCATION
Hill County, Montana
FORMATION
Judith River Formation
SIZE
Tooth: .42" (straightline), Entire Plate: 2.6 x 2.4"
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#217199
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