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Zapsalis

Hello, all. Sorry for my long hiatus. School and other stuff got in the way. :unsure:

 

I found a potential dromeosaurid tooth on online that the dealer says is from the Lance Formation. What do you all think? :)

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digit

Thoughts? @Troodon @jpc

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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bcfossilcollector

I had noticed this tooth online as well. I think you might need sharper images and a maybe a closer look at the serrations. 

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digit

Indeed. The images are quite soft and lacking in detail. Don't know if there will be enough information from just the gross morphology to be able to say one way or the other on an identification.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Fossildude19

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LordTrilobite

Well it is nice and compressed. It's also slightly recurved. It does seem a little on the stocky side though.

Though I am not familiar enough to tell for sure. I would think both dromaeosaurid and Nanotyrannus would be options for this specimen.

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Troodon

It's impossible to determine what you have based on these photos.  A closeup of the serrations of both edges are necessary along with a density count midline, 5mm wide.  Also need a sharper photo of the mesial edge and base.  The only two possible candidates are Dakotaraptor and Nanotyrannus with the latter being most likely. 

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Greyideas

maybe a troodont? 

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-Andy-

Definitely not a Troodont-type tooth as they have huge denticles.

 

I can't tell if it's a dromy tooth based on these pictures

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DinoFossilsUK

I've purchased a lot of teeth like this over the years, described as dromaeosaur but without close up shots of the serrations or any mention of whether the mesial/distal serrations differ.  They usually turn out to be juvenile Nanotyrannus teeth, the sellers just call them dromaeoaur teeth based on the size and shape.  If it's cheap and you don't mind if it turns out to be a baby nano tooth I'd snap it up! (If it's not too late)

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