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A theropod tooth from Bissekty Formation


lexandc

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Hi guys, 

 

I have recently acquired this tooth. It was sold as a Tyrannosauridae indet tooth from Bissekty Formation. I thought it could be Timurlengia, but i was not sure. From what I read, not much Timurlengia material has been found.. 

 

The tooth is about 2 inch long, and it is a little bit worn out. Its serrations are quite small. The serration density is about 12 denticles per 5mm. 

 

I am hoping someone can confirm the species for me? 

 

 

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28 minutes ago, Troodon said:

Same comments

Oh, I didnt even realized there was another tooth from the same seller being posted . I guess it really is Timurlengia euotica then. 

 

Thank you @Troodon

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32 minutes ago, lexandc said:

Hi guys, 

 

I have recently acquired this tooth. It was sold as a Tyrannosauridae indet tooth from Bissekty Formation. I thought it could be Timurlengia, but i was not sure. From what I read, not much Timurlengia material has been found.. 

 

The tooth is about 2 inch long, and it is a little bit worn out. Its serrations are quite small. The serration density is about 12 denticles per 5mm. 

 

I am hoping someone can confirm the species for me?

Nice big tooth, must be a nice add for your collection :) 

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1 minute ago, Runner64 said:

Nice big tooth, must be a nice add for your collection :) 

Yes it is. My first Tyrannosaur (sort of) tooth. 

 

And to think my mom thought i have been conned and bought a wild boar tusk. Now i can tell her proudly that this is a Tyrannosaur tooth. ( though I might omit the part where it looked nothing like the one in Jurassic Park:chuckle:

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2 minutes ago, lexandc said:

Yes it is. My first Tyrannosaur (sort of) tooth. 

 

And to think my mom thought i have been conned and bought a wild boar tusk. Now i can tell her proudly that this is a Tyrannosaur tooth. ( though I might omit the part where it looked nothing like the one in Jurassic Park:chuckle:

Well now you can happily tell your mom she is wrong :heartylaugh:.  Although Timurlengia eutoica does not look like Tyrannosaurus rex, it is a predecessor that led to the evolution of the great Tyrannosauridae family, equally as cool in my opinion.

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I also bought a tooth from that same seller classifying them as Tyrannosauridae indet. I wasn't familiar with Bissekty fossils either, but figured it was a Timurlengia tooth that was labeled before it was properly discovered so I bought it out of curiosity.

 

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