Rooted, 2.15" Juvenile Allosaurus Tooth - Colorado

This is a rare, rooted, juvenile Allosaurus tooth collected this past summer at our partners quarry near Dinosaur, Colorado. The entire tooth is 2.15" long with the serrated crown being .92" long. Rooted teeth are rare, as they were lost from the skull after the dinosaur died as opposed to being teeth that were shed while the dinosaur was alive. The tooth has a few crack repairs and gap fills in the cracks.

This tooth comes from what is being called the "Salt & Pepper Layer" of the Skull Creek Quarry, near Dinosaur. Colorado. Within the past several years this quarry has produced articulated remains of several types of dinosaurs including large theropods, sauropods and Ornithischia. There is a thin layer in the quarry, probably representing a sandy river bottom that produces many isolated teeth and tumbled bone fragments. The quarry is also the location of the recently announce "Elvis" Torvosaurus find.

A view of operations at the Salt & Pepper quarry in the Spring of 2015.
A view of operations at the Salt & Pepper quarry in the Spring of 2015.
Allosaurus fragilis
"Salt & Pepper Layer", Skull Creek Quarry, Dinosaur, CO
Morrison Formation
2.15" long
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