Rare Leptoceratops Tooth

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An artists reconstruction of Leptoceratops.  By Nobu Tamura
An artists reconstruction of Leptoceratops. By Nobu Tamura
is an unusual and rarely found dinosaur tooth from the Hell Creek Formation of Montana. It is from a Leptoceratops gracilis, the only Protoceratops found in North America. The tooth is .38 inches in length and in great shape with just natural feeding wear. It was collected from private land in Carter County, Montana which produces a diverse collection of dinosaur teeth including the more well known T-Rex and Triceratops.

Leptoceratops was a small, primitive genus of ceratopsian dinosaur who's name literally means "small-horn face" despite the fact it did not have any horns. It reached lengths of about 2 meters and is believed to be bipedal, meaning it could run on it's back legs. As with other ceratopsians it has a parrot-like beak and was probably able to chew very tough vegetation.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Leptoceratops gracilis
LOCATION
Carter County, Montana
FORMATION
Hell Creek Formation
SIZE
.38 inch long
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ITEM
#1366
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