Killer 4+ Inch T-Rex Tooth!

 
 
 
 
 
Large Tyrannosaurus rex teeth are not only hard to find but are probably the most collectable type of fossil there is so they tend to get snapped up as soon as they hit the market. This one is a killer at 4.07 inches in length (straight-line measurement). It's enamel is is good condition overall and it has most of it's serrations preserved. There is a section missing from the base of the tooth on one side. It would have certainly come from a decent sized, adult T-Rex based on the size.

While like nearly all large teeth is has been repaired by gluing the pieces together, but there has been no restoration work done to the tooth. I debated getting the cracks and missing enamel restored but decided to leave it up to the purchaser. You can either have the tooth as is in it's natural state or I can have it professionally restored at no additional charge.

This tooth was found at a private ranch in Butte County, South Dakota in the summer of 2011. It comes from a quarry known as the "Tooth Draw Quarry" that has produced many high quality dinosaur teeth over the past several decades. In the Late Cretaceous some 65 million years ago, this quarry was located in a sub-tropical floodplain that would have been similar to modern day coastal Louisiana. It consists of 2 meters of alternating sandstone and gravel, representing a river channel lag deposit. It produces many isolated dinosaur teeth including T-Rex, Nanotyrannus, Raptors and Triceratops, but teeth like this one are rare finds.

The last two photos show the collecting location.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Tyrannosaurus rex
LOCATION
Butte County, South Dakota
FORMATION
Hell Creek Formation
SIZE
4.07" (straight line)
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#3766
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