Daspletosaurus torosus was an enormous
animal, almost 30 feet long, weighing 3 tons. It was an early member of the
tyrannosaur family and looks like a smaller version of T. rex. There is
evidence that Tyrannosaurus may have been directly descended from
Stocky and powerful, this meat-eater lived in marshes by streams. It had tiny horns behind its eyes and the largest teeth of any of the tyrannosaurids. Each tooth was dagger-sharp, curved, and saw-edged. With its formidable teeth and jaws, clawed feet, and sheer bulk, Daspletosaurus torosus was easily capable of killing even the largest of its herbivorous prey. Like other tyrannosaurids, this species also had a pair of small, two-fingered hands.
Tyrannosaurids, the "tyrant lizards", are the best-known family of dinosaurs and are the largest terrestrial carnivores that ever lived. They appeared in Late Cretaceous times around 80 million years ago. Most of them vanished during the mysterious mass extinction of all dinosaurs, 65 million years ago. For some unknown reason, Daspletosaurus torosus came to an end about three million years before the great dinosaur extinction.
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Name: Daspletosaurus torosus
Geologic Age: Cretaceous
Stratigraphic detail: Judith River formation
Description: EXTREMELY RARE!! This is a nice, big, thick tooth that could be mistaken for a Rex Tooth.. This was a well-used tooth evident by the wear pattern present on the tip.. there is no tip damage.. just honest-to-goodness wear!! There have been 2 cracks glued, otherwise this tooth is 100% natural.
Daspletosaurus Tooth 1 Price $195.00