1.3" Camarasaurus Tooth - Skull Creek, Colorado

This

A Camarasaurus skull cast showing how the teeth looked.
is a nicely preserved tooth of the sauropod dinosaur Camarasaurus grandis. Camarasaurus had very distinctive, chisel shaped teeth indicating it probably ate courser vegetation than other sauropods.

The crown is 1.3" with detailed, black enamel preservation. There is some repair, as it was found in several pieces, and some restoration to fill gaps and stabilize the fossil. It comes from the Salt & Pepper Quarry at Skull Creek, near Dinosaur Colorado. This tooth came from a sandy layer in the quarry about a meter below the layers that contain articulated dinosaur remains. This sandy layer contains teeth and tumbled bones fragments but no articulation, most likely representing an event such as a flood.


A view of operations at the Salt & Pepper quarry near the time this tooth was found.

FOR SALE
$225
DETAILS
SPECIES
Camarasaurus grandis
LOCATION
Salt & Pepper Layer, Skull Creek Quarry, Dinosaur, CO
FORMATION
Morrison Formation
SIZE
1.3" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#19310
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