Fossil Dinosaur Tooth


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A “Spitter” Edmontosaurus Tooth. This is a real dinosaur tooth from the Badlands of South Dakota. This tooth is 5/8 of an inch long.


This tooth was found by famed paleontologist Walter Stein at one of his leased dig sites outside Belle Fourche, South Dakota.

This Fossil Dinosaur Tooth is from an Edmontosaurus dinosaur. The first fossils named named Edmontosaurus were discovered in Southern Alberta, Canada. And Edmonton is the capital city of the province. Edmontosaurus was a “Duck-billed” dinosaur but was still very large. Because they averaged 39 feet long and weighed around 6 tons they were considered a formidable prey. They averaged the same size as a T-Rex.

The Edmontosaurus was a plant eater. Because they ate plants 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”.

It was found in the Hell Creek Formation of South Dakota. This area of the country is well known for many dinosaur species. Because the Edmontosaurus was a plant eater it is assumed they roamed in herds.