Allosaurus tooth, front tooth
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Allosaurus fragilis front tooth with root                                                             

Late Jurassic, western North America.

Unlike the side, or lateral, tooth of Allosaurus (see no. 107) the crown of this replica dinosaur tooth came from the front of the upper or lower jaw and is roughly D-shaped in cross section. This reflects the nipping, as opposed to slicing, function of the front teeth.  This is not a tooth shed during the life of the Allosaurus, because a shed tooth lacks a root.  The large elliptical depression on the tooth's inner side is where the crown of the replacement tooth pressed against it.  This complete tooth probably fell out of the jaw of an Allosaurus dinosaur after the animal was dead.

This fossil cast comes with an informative label.

Size: 4" tall

  • Item #: 106

Allosaurus tooth, front tooth

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