Large Partially Rooted Camarasaurus Tooth - Skull Creek

 
 
This
A Camarasaurus skull cast showing how the teeth looked.
A Camarasaurus skull cast showing how the teeth looked.
is a large, partially roothed tooth of the sauropod dinosaur Camarasaurus grandis. Camarasaurus had very distinctive, chisel shaped teeth indicating it probably ate courser vegetation than other sauropods.

It's 2.4" long with nicely preserved, black enamel. I personally collected this tooth in April, 2015 at the Salt & Pepper Quarry at Skull Creek, near Dinosaur Colorado. This quarry is about to become very famous in the near future, due to a very large discovery which will be announced in the near future. This tooth came from a sandy layer in the quarry about a meter below the layers that contain articulated dinosaur remains. This sandy layer contains teeth and tumbled bones pieces, most likely representing a river channel bottom.

Camarasaurus tooth with partial roots are rare finds, and this is one of the nicer ones that's been found at the quarry. It shows lots of signs of natural feeding wear around the edges. There is only one small repair in the root and no restoration.

A view of operations at the Salt & Pepper quarry this past spring.
A view of operations at the Salt & Pepper quarry this past spring.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Camarasaurus grandis
LOCATION
Salt & Pepper Quarry at Skull Creek, Dinosaur, CO
FORMATION
Morrison Formation
SIZE
2.4" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#11573
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