This is a spectacular quality fossil tooth from a sub-adult Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur. It was found COMPLETE AND UNBROKEN with stunning, intact serrations, superb enamel with a natural luster, and sharp, serrated tip. This tooth comes from the side position (lateral) of the jaw of a sub-adult Tyrannosaurus rex. This is the full tooth and includes the unbroken base portion that would have been embedded in the jaw.
This beautifully preserved tooth features the classic D-shaped cross-section that are unique to TRUE Tyrannosaurus rex teeth. (see photo below and photos of the actual tooth). The enamel is a dark walnut brown with a light brown base. The serrations are very crisp except for a nick in the middle of the trailing edge that was caused by the dinosaur feeding when it was once alive. It has been MANY, MANY years since we offered a quality unbroken T. rex tooth like this! One other lesser preserved tooth is being listed at the same time of this writing. Both are not recent finds and when these are sold, we have no idea when or if we will ever acquire any more as it is becoming increasingly difficult to secure genuine, quality T. rex teeth like these! Each digging season, only a few teeth like this are discovered and in the Hell Creek Badlands, the digging season is only a limited number of months each year! If you have been holding out for an unbroken, fine quality tooth, this one is a strong candidate. The tooth looks even better in person!!! VERY Highly recommended and sure to appreciate in value as fine grade fossil T. rex teeth HAVE and CONTINUE to do!
Always deal with a fossil supplier who does the preparation work themselves. Make sure your purchase includes a WRITTEN guarantee of authenticity AND condition. We provide this with every purchase. Fraud, ignorance and mis-identification is rampant in the fossil and artifact market, worldwide!
No type of dinosaur commands more respect and fascination than the members of the tyrannosaur family and a T. rex tooth or fossil seems to be at the top of every dinosaur fancier's list. Without question, fine quality teeth and bones of these dinosaurs will steadily appreciate year after year as limited legal collecting regions in the United States continue to be scavenged and produce less and less fine quality specimens. In December of 2011, a heavily weathered and repaired 5 inch tooth sold in a U.S. auction for a staggering $56,000.00 demonstrating the viability of these teeth to out-perform not only conventional investments, but many rare collectibles. One thing for sure - you do not have to ever lose sleep over owning a top grade, rare fossil of wide public interest. Unlike all other investments, with a collection of supreme grade fossils that have market appeal, you never have the worry of the value plummeting for reasons beyond your control like typical investments.
NOTE: Lately, we have seen a variety of sellers offering Nanotyrannus teeth from the same formation (which are more laterally compressed and less robust than T. rex teeth), and even Carcharodontosaurus teeth from Morocco, as Tyrannosaurus rex teeth. See below photo to help to identify what to look for in REAL T. rex teeth. The difference in value and price is SUBSTANTIAL between these different theropod teeth so emphasis should be not only on the existence of repair or restoration but on accurate identification, as well. A photo above of this tooth offered here shows the edge view with classic D profile and offset serration line as well as a more robust cross-sectional profile compared to Nanotyrannus. An equal-sized Nanotyrannus tooth would sell for a TENTH OR LESS of the price of a T. rex tooth of the SAME length! Whether it be ignorance or deceit, we have seen numerous instances of Nanotyrannus teeth being sold online as T. rex!
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