Length 0.30 inches 7.6mm
Date Obtained February 2021
Location Judith River formation, Hill county, Montana, USA
Age 79 million years, Campanian, Cretaceous
This dromaeosaur tooth would be a good addition to a budget collection. Despite missing the mesial side it has decent enamel and some large distal serrations, as well as decent coloration.
All our fossils are consolidated with paraloid b72, to preserve for future generations as is standard procedure within all museums. No repairs or restoration to this fossil.
The Judith River Formation has multiple species of dromaeosaurs, better known as "raptors". These include the bulkier Dromaeosaurus and the more gracile Saurornitholestes. These small theropods would have been feathered, and would have fed mainly on small animals such as lizards, mammals and baby dinosaurs. Contrary to popular depictions, there is no strong evidence of pack hunting.
The Judith River Formation of Montana dates to the Campanian stage of the Late Cretaceous, around 75-80 million years ago. Notable dinosaurs from this formation include the tyrannosaurs Gorgosaurus and Daspletosaurus, the hadrosaur Brachylophosaurus, and the ankylosaur Zuul.