Serrated 1.21" Allosaurus Tooth In Matrix - Colorado

 
 
 
This is a the end of what would have been a very large Allosaurus tooth still attached to it's original matrix. The tooth has excellent serrations, superb enamel preparation and just some minor feeding wear to the tip. The matrix has been carefully removed from around the tooth leaving it standing on a base of rock. No repair or restoration.

This tooth comes from what is being called the "Salt & Pepper Layer" in the quarry. A meter and a half thick sandy layer which probably represents a river channel deposit. It mostly contains 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 Skull Creek Quarry.
A view of operations at the Skull Creek Quarry.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Allosaurus fragilis
LOCATION
"Salt & Pepper Layer", Skull Creek Quarry, Dinosaur, CO
FORMATION
Morrison Formation
SIZE
1.21"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#42228
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