.90" Phytosaur (Redondasaurus?) Anterior Tooth - Arizona

This is a nicely preserved, anterior tooth (fang) from a large phytosaur (likely Redondasaurus). It comes from the Petrified Forest Member of the Chinle Formation in Arizona. Redondasaurus is considered by many to be synonymous with Pseudopalatus.

Comes with an acrylic bubble case.


Mounted skeleton of a Redondasaurus at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History


Phytosaurs looked similar to modern day crocodiles with some minor differences. The main one being that their nostrils were up high on the head instead of at the very front of the snout. They grew up to 16 feet in length and were certainly one of the dominant predators during the Triassic.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Redondasaurus?
LOCATION
Arizona
FORMATION
Chinle Formation, Petrified Forest Member
SIZE
.90" long
ITEM
#62400
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