The snout of Brachychampsa was short, blunt and rounded across the front, and is immediately alligator-like at first glance. The teeth of Brachychampsa are not only conical and robust, but have round caps on the tips. These teeth are not for puncturing and holding flesh like the teeth of other crocodiles, but for breaking up the hard shells of invertebrates like crustaceans. The Brachychampsa can be dated to over 65 million years ago.
This tooth measures .48 inches.
Hell Creek Montana
collected by one of our trusted paleo partners who has collected teeth for many years.
collected from private property on a pay-to-dig site.