Serrated, 1.43" Tyrannosaur (Nanotyrannus) Tooth - Montana

 
This is a serrated, 1.39" long Tyrannosaur tooth likely of the species Nanotyrannus lancensis from the Hell Creek Formation of Montana. It was collected this summer from a private quarry in Powder River County. There are some wear spots on both sides of the blade. About 3/4 of the serrations are visible on one edge while they are worn on the other.

Comes with a floating frame display case.

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
1.43" long (straightline)
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#87925
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