Neovenator tooth - 1.15 inch

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  • £279.00
  • Regular price £310.00

Length 1.15 inches 29.1mm

Date listed 29th August 2023

Location Grange chine, Wessex formation, Isle of Wight, UK

Age Cretaceous 125-127 Million years

A rare opportunity to own an iconic British dinosaur tooth, from the isle of wight what it lacks in quality it makes up for in size and scarcity, it has been consolidated and has no repairs or restoration. 

Neovenator, meaning "new hunter," was a fearsome predator that roamed the Earth approximately 125 million years ago during the early Cretaceous period. This dinosaur was about 25 feet long and possessed sharp teeth, powerful jaws, and strong limbs. Its name reflects its advanced hunting abilities compared to its ancestors, displaying adaptations for capturing and devouring its prey.

The Wessex Formation is a geological formation located in southern England, primarily in the Dorset and Hampshire counties. It dates back to the Early Cretaceous period, approximately 120-140 million years ago. The formation consists of alternating layers of clay, sand, and limestone, representing a diverse range of environments including freshwater lakes, rivers, and coastal areas, the Wessex Formation is renowned for its rich fossil record, particularly of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. Many notable discoveries have been made here, including the first complete dinosaur skeleton ever found in Britain, the iconic Iguanodon.