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    Sale 12052

    Science & Natural History

    19 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 101

    THE TOOTH OF A TYRANNOSAURUS-REX

    SOUTH DAKOTA, USA

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    THE TOOTH OF A TYRANNOSAURUS-REX
    SOUTH DAKOTA, USA
    the fully rooted tooth of Tyrannosaurus rex, from the Hell Creek Formation, Maastrichtian, late Cretaceous (72-66 million years ago)

    8¼in. long


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    The most famous and iconic of all dinosaur species, the T-rex was first described by Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1905 from a skeleton found in 1902 from the Hell Creek Formation in Montana. Standing over 13ft tall and 40ft long, the T-rex was the top predator of the late Cretaceous, and amongst the last dinosaurs to walk the earth before their mass extinction.

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