.71" Small Theropod Tooth (Raptor) - Montana

This is a .71" long theropod tooth from the Hell Creek Formation of Powder River County, Montana. It has nice dark enamel preservation and some interesting wear to the tip. Comes in an acrylic display case.

Often these smaller Tyrannosaur teeth from the Hell Creek Formation get labeled as being Dromaeosaur (Raptor) teeth based on their size. But, there is so much debate as to the exact classifications of the small theropod dinosaurs in the Hell Creek Formation, and the teeth are so similar, I feel trying to put a species on them is almost guesswork. Some maybe juvenile Tyrannosaurs such as Nanotyrannus, or Acheroraptor (a North American cousin of the famous Velociraptor) which has become somewhat of a catch all genus for the small theropod teeth from the Hell Creek Formation.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified Theropod
LOCATION
Powder River County, Montana
FORMATION
Hell Creek Formation
SIZE
.71" long (straightline)
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#52677
GUARANTEE
We guarantee the authenticity of all of our
specimens. Read more about our
Authenticity Guarantee.