.72" Raptor Tooth - Feeding Worn Tip

This is an authentic dinosaur tooth from the Late Cretaceous Kem Kem Beds (formerly Tegana Formation) of Morocco. These small theropod dinosaurs from the Tegana Formation have yet to be described, primarily due to lack of articulated bone material having been found in the formation. That means it is impossible to provide a species or even genus ID for these teeth.

These small teeth are almost universally referred to as raptor teeth. A paper analyzing isolated teeth from the Kem Kem beds came to the conclusion only some of these small theropod teeth can be attributed to an unidentified Dromaeosaur (true raptor) while many can be attributed to a yet to be identified Abelisaur. The visual differences between the teeth they attributed to these two families of dinosaurs is very slight so we prefer to err on labeling them as just unidentified.

The tip of this tooth has undergone significant feeding wear and the serrations along one edge of the tooth are worn. Proximal to the root, the tooth is slightly deformed and cracked, though there is no indication of any repair.

Taouz, Kem Kem Basin, Morocco
Kem Kem Beds
.72" long
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