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Listed on everybody's favorite auction site as a Dromaeosaur or Tyrannosaur tooth. 1/2" long theropod tooth. Hell Creek Frm, I believe it said South Dakota but I will double check that. It was very inexpensive so I went ahead and bought it. If nothing else, seems an excellent candidate for some analysis and it was a good way to test what I have learned without breaking the bank lol So lets see if I have gotten better at this. I believe it is Dromaeosaurid based on the difference in serration size and density. The seller posted good pictures so I could count the denticles. No exact scale in mm but the count was done mid tooth. Distal= 12 Mesial=14/15 The mesial serrations look pretty straight. The denticle shape does not look like the Acheroraptor teeth I have and the density difference is less too.I am not seeing ridges. It does seem to be compressed as a Dromaeosaur would be. I know there will be some work to do when it is in hand with measurements and checking out the base. My smartest option is to tag @Troodon and get his opinion lol For now I will go with Dromaeosaurid indet. I think it could be a DR candidate. Either way, it is a nice tooth with nice serrations and a bargain to boot