From the Maastrichtian, late Cretaceous (circa 67-66 million years ago) the large 314-inch tooth of a Tyrannosaurus rex in a fine state of preservation, particularly to the serrated edge, supported on custom fitted stand.

the tooth 314in. (8cm.) long
5 x 112 x 112in. (13.0 x 4.0 x 4.0cm.) on stand

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The most famous and iconic of all dinosaur species, the T. rex was first described by Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1905 from a skeleton found in 1902 from the Hell Creek Formation in Montana. Standing over 13ft tall and 40ft long, the T. rex was the top predator of the late Cretaceous, and amongst the last dinosaurs to walk the earth before their mass extinction.

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