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Theropod ("raptor") tooth of the Hell Creek Formation

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Dino9876

Hey guys,

 

Hello I am from Germany. That's why I apologize for my bad English.

This tooth (top right in the picture) I have recently screaked from the US. The tooth comes from the Hell Creek Formation (Wyoming).

It was sold as a "Raptor" tooth. He is about 7mm (0,28") long.

 

I´m not sure, to which dinosaur the tooth belongs, thats why I asked my question in this forum. I hope, that you can help me!

 

Thank you in advance and kind regards!

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Vieira

Hello and Welcome from Portugal

 

In my opinion the identification of this tooth will be very difficult to do because the state it's very poor.

 

It' difficul or impossible to see serrations...

 

Wait for the dino specialists.

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Max-fossils

Hi, and welcome to TFF!

It would probably be useful if you took more pictures of your fossil, from different angles, and better closeups.

I am not 100% sure if this is a tooth, because it seems like there is no more enamel present. But perhaps that is simply because the tooth is extremely worn down.

 

I will tag @Troodon @hxmendoza already, maybe they'll be able to give some more info, but seeing the state of the 'tooth' I doubt they'll be able to give you much more info. 

 

Best regards,

 

Max

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PalaeoArt

Yes, I agree with @Vieira that this tooth is going to be very difficult to ID as it lacks enamel and any serrations that are visible. These are the key to identifying further. Of course we are only looking at one side of this, so if there are serrations on the other side, that would be good to know. It certainly has the shape of a small theropod tooth but that will be as far as you can probably go with this ID I'm afraid. Nice little Thescelosaurus pre-max tooth in the bottom right as well.

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Runner64

No serrations or enamel is going to make it impossible to ID this tooth :( sorry but at least you can that you’re the owner of a Theropod tooth :D 

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ynot

Sorry to be the disenter, but it looks like a worn bone chip, not a tooth, to Me.

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jpc

I agree with ynot.  The texture (at least in this photo) looks more like internal bone and not tooth.  When the enamel wears off of teeth it leaves a more crystal texture.  This one looks more striated, like a bone chip.  

 

Also, the Hell Creek Fm does not exist in Wyoming.  Here we call it the Lance Fm.  The same rocks in Montana, North and South Dakota is called Hell Creek.  The dealer is not sure of this much, so I would be wary of his/her identifications.  

 

The others are indeed teeth likely form either the Lance or Hell Creek.

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TyBoy

Can you post a photo of the other side and base of the tooth.

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Dino9876
1 hour ago, TyBoy said:

Can you post a photo of the other side and base of the tooth.

Sorry, but the tooth I have sold on Wednesday. When my package is in Germany, I can post more photos. KR

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