Beautiful, 1.81" Nanotyrannus Tooth - Montana

This is a large, 1.81" long Tyrannosaur tooth likely of the species Nanotyrannus lancensis from the Hell Creek Formation of Montana. The tooth is missing it's tip but otherwise the preservation is beautiful, with dark enamel preservation and fine serrations. One crack repair in the tooth.

There is a hot debate among paleontologists 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 and valid genus. Nano teeth tend to be much more finely serrated, and much thinner/blade like t-rex teeth, in addition to being smaller.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Nanotyrannus lancensis
LOCATION
Powder River County, Montana
FORMATION
Hell Creek Formation
SIZE
1.71" long (straightline)
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#37180
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