Serrated, 1.07" Tyrannosaur (Nanotyrannus) Tooth In Rock

 
 
 
This is a wonderfully preserved, 1.07" long Tyrannosaur tooth likely of the species Nanotyrannus lancensis from the Hell Creek Formation. It was collected this past summer from one of our partners new leases near Bowman. It was left partially embedded in the rock it was round in.

There is a hot debate among paleontologists about whether Nanotyrannus and Tyrannosaurus rex (T-Rex) are really the same species, with Nanotyrannus representing juveniles. Recent finds that are soon to be published should put this debate to rest, definitively proving that Nanotyrannus is in fact a separate genus and valid genus. Nano teeth tend to be much more finely serrated, and much thinner/blade like t-rex teeth, in addition to being smaller.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Nanotyrannus lancensis
LOCATION
Bowman, North Dakota
FORMATION
Hell Creek Formation
SIZE
1.07" long (straightline)
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#91367
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