Suarornitholestes Dromaeosaurid Dinosaur Tooth

Suarornitholestes sp

Clade Dinosauria, Family Dromaeosauridae

Geological Time: Maastrichtian, Upper Cretaceous ((~75 million years ago)

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Dinosaur tooth is 6 mm long by 3 mm wide

Fossil Site: Hell Creek Formation, Harding County, South Dakota

Code: HCF14

Price: Sold

Suarornitholestes Dromaeosaurid Dinosaur ToothDescription: This is a fine shed tooth of a dromaeosaurid dinosaur thought to be Saurornithlestes, a genus better known from Canada. The dromaeosaurs are colloquially termed “raptors”, a term made famous by the Jurassic Park series of movies. The carried a switchblade-like toe claw which was used to wreak serious damage on its prey. At some 1.8 meters in overall length it was about the size of the true Velociraptor, not the steriodally-enhanced version from the movies. Nevertheless I would not want to meet up with one in a dark alley. Note the presence of serrations on both the leading and trailing edge of this tooth.

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