.98" Albertosaurus Premax Tooth - Alberta (Disposition #000028-29)

First a note on the legality of this fossil. Alberta has very strict laws pertaining to fossil collection. Fossils may not be removed from the province of Alberta without permission from the government. To gain ownership of a fossil, you must be issued a Disposition Certificate. Currently only a few fossil types are eligible for disposition. These include ammonites, petrified wood, leaves and fossil oysters.

This specimen is part of a collection of dinosaur material that was collected by a single individual (Steve Walchina) decades ago prior to the current law. Because it was collected before the law went into effect, the collection was "grandfathered" in. The collection was reviewed by the Royal Tyrrell Museum and a disposition certificate issued for portions of it that were not considered scientifically significant. This moved the fossils into private ownership and allowed them to be removed from the province. The disposition certificate (#000028-29) is on file with the Royal Tyrrell Museum. This makes the small amount of Alberta dinosaur fossils we recently acquired from this collection some of the only legal Alberta dinosaur material on the market.

This is a .98" long Albertosaurus premax tooth from the Horseshoe Canyon Formation of Alberta, Canada. The tip of the tooth is broken, hence the lower price. Comes with an acrylic bubble case.


An artists reconstruction of Albertosaurus. By
is a genus of tyrannosaurid dinosaur that lived in North America during the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 70 million years ago. It would have been very similar to T-Rex but is estimated to be about half the size, probably weighing less than two tons.

Albertosaurus, shared a similar body type with other tyrannosaurids. It was bipedal with very small front fore ams, each with only two claws. It's estimated that they could run 8-13 miles per hour and may have hunted in packs. Albertosaurus teeth had very thin serrations that would have been used to pull meat from the body of their prey rather than cut it.
Horseshoe Canyon, Alberta, Canada
Horseshoe Canyon Formation
.98" long (straightline)
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