Fossil Albertosaurus Dinosaur Tooth

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Description

This is a 1 1/4 inch “Spitter” Fossil Albertosaurus Dinosaur Tooth. This is from a real dinosaur collected legally from the Badlands of Alberta.

This tooth is exceptionally well preserved. This tooth has a great curve to it and has been expertly prepared and stabilized.

This Fossil Albertosaurus Dinosaur Tooth is exceptionally detailed. It comes from an area of Alberta Canada well known to produce wonderful fossil specimens. Because this tooth shows where it broke off at the base, it is considered a “spitter” tooth. It was found in the Horseshoe Canyon Formation of South Central Alberta.

The Albertosaurus was a meat  eater. Because they ate meat sometimes the teeth would hit a bone and break off. Because of this they needed teeth that would constantly regrow. This is a “Spitter” a tooth that has fallen out of the mouth. Because these teeth grew very quickly they would often lose them. Because this fossil Dinosaur Tooth was not found with an associated skeleton it is considered a lost tooth. In this case a “Spitter”.

The Fossil Albertosaurus Dinosaur Tooth was found in a specific area where any teeth were found, it is considered a feeding area. There were many bones of plant eating dinosaurs also found scattered about. It was found in the Horseshoe Canyon Formation of South Central Alberta Canada. This area of the country is well known for many dinosaur species. Because the Albertosaurus was a meat eater it is assumed they hunted and killed weak or injured plant eaters.