Fossil Nanotyrannosaurus dinosaur tooth


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This is A 1 1/2 inch “Spitter” Fossil Nanotyrannosaurus Dinosaur Tooth. This is from a real dinosaur from the Badlands of South Dakota.

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

This Fossil  Nanotyrannosaurus Dinosaur Tooth is large and exceptionally detailed. It comes from an area of South Dakota well known to produce wonderful fossil specimens. Because this tooth shows where it broke off at the base, it is considered a “spitter” tooth. The Nanotyrannus 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 Nanotyrannosaurus Dinosaur Tooth was found in a specific area where many teeth were found. So it is considered a feeding area. There were many bones of plant eating dinosaurs also found scattered about. 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 Nanotyrannus was a meat eater it is assumed they hunted and killed weak or injured plant eaters.