Superb Tyrannosaurus rex Maxilla with Seven Teeth – A Recent Discovery
Lot 2119
Superb Tyrannosaurus rex Maxilla with Seven Teeth – A Recent Discovery
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Superb Tyrannosaurus rex Maxilla with Seven Teeth – A Recent Discovery
Tyrannosaurus rex
Cretaceous
Hell Creek Formation, Montana

An incomparable specimen, this Tyrannosaurus rex maxilla boasts seven beautifully preserved teeth. It has been fastidiously prepared to display five dagger-like large teeth and two emerging teeth, visible on the rear side, demonstrating the regenerative capacity of T. rex's teeth.

The bite force of Tyrannosaurus rex is now thought to be the most powerful ever known in a terrestrial animal, according to a recent British study in which a T. rex's bite force was estimated at almost 12,800 pounds, the equivalent of a T. rex's body weight.

The most famous of the many dinosaur species of the Age of Dinosaurs, few dinosaurs engage the popular imagination as Tyrannosaurus rex does. These carnivorous behemoths grew up to forty feet in length and fifteen to twenty feet in height; Tyrannosaurus rex was one of the largest land carnivores of all time.

The present specimen represents a tremendous discovery. Fewer than 45 Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons have been identified. Though individual teeth are found more frequently, the discovery of this many teeth found in association with a skull portion is a marvel. Here is a unique opportunity to acquire a distinctive cornerstone piece for a fossil vertebrate collection. Measures 10 x 7in. Largest tooth measures 5 1/2in
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