And Now for that which needs no introduction, but will get one anyway. This Is an Nearly Complete Anterior Maxillary tooth from a Juvenile TYRANNOSAURUS REX from the Hell Creek Formation in Montana, USA! The tooth is very thick, has Terrific serrations, a partial root.
It comes in a 1.75 inch. Jar for easy transport and display!
The anterior maxillary is the first maxillary tooth in the jaw after the premaxillary, a unique position of tooth where the serrations on the front of the tooth curve away from the center much more like a premaxillary (the front teeth) but the tooth still has the shape of a maxillary (the big ones on the side). Even if you're not a paleontologist, or even a scientist, you've almost certainly heard of T-rex.
The monster sized carnivore ruled Late Cretaceous North America with a stubby, two fingered iron fist! Growing to over 40 feet (12 meters) in length and over 15 TONS of muscle teeth and claws!! Unlike other carnivorous dinosaurs, T-rex was extraordinarily bulky and muscular. Although there were some carnivorous dinosaurs who exceeded T-rex in length, comparing them to T-Rex is like comparing a NBA player to a bodybuilder on steroids!This was reflected in its teeth which are much thicker than other carnivorous dinosaur teeth to withstand it's gargantuan bite force, bearing more of a resemblance to serrated spikes than serrated knives. The juveniles were more svelte than the adults, built more for speed than power.
It has even been suggested that they would engage in cooperative hunting, the youngsters would use their speed to push potential prey towards the massive jaws of the adults. Like other dinosaurs, T-rex went through multiple sets of teeth in its life time, spitting out an old tooth when a new one was ready to take its place.No fossil collection is complete without a fossil from THE most iconic of all prehistoric species! This is a great opportunity to own a piece of that history!
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Thank you for reading please contact me with any questions. The item "Nearly Complete Juvenile TYRANNOSAURUS REX Tooth!
Anterior Maxillary NO REPAIR" is in sale since Thursday, August 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Fossils\Vertebrates\Amphibian, Reptile & Dinosaur". The seller is "jako9652" and is located in Houston, Texas.
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