Favorite CollLection Triceratops Real Figure Keyring
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STAN Tyrannosaurus rex™ Right Dentary – Display Replica ( BHI #126375 )
Production times may vary. Custom products are not always available on hand. Standard production time is 8 weeks, check with us to confirm build time and delivery
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The teeth of Tyrannosaurus rex were specialized to help the animal eat anything it wanted to. There were tiny serrations to help them cut through flesh, and the tooth itself was round in cross section, for breaking through bone. The crown of the tooth was covered with hard enamel. The long dentine roots were dissolved and reused by new teeth as they grew. Eventually, the old tooth, worn from use and weakened at the root, would break off while feeding (causing a shed tooth). This would make room for the new ‘germ tooth’ to grow into position. Unlike mammals, dinosaurs grew new teeth throughout their lifetime.
Many of STAN™’s teeth were found loose in the rock around the bones. Because each tooth “socket” produces a different shaped tooth, it was possible to put those teeth back into the appropriate sockets of 58 available positions. Wear surfaces on the teeth show that the lower jaws closed inside the uppers, like giant shears, enabling T. rex to bite through even the leg bone of another T. rex!
STAN™’s right dentary highlights the tooth replacement process particularly well, with several germ teeth moving into position within existing teeth! There are indications of a healed injury on the back of the dentary, possibly a result of a battle with another T. rex. Display this magnificent piece by itself or with comparative dentaries from other species.
Can be purchased alone or on an oak base, with brass I.D. tag.
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|Age||Late Cretaceous [~66 MYA]|
|Locality||Hell Creek Formation, Harding County, South Dakota, USA|
|Credit||STAN™ T. rex, discovered by Stan Sacrison, collected by Black Hills Institute in 1992 & 1994, prepared by BHI in 1993 -1995. BHI returned in 2002, discovered more bones which were cleaned, prepared, & added to the skeleton.|
|Notes||Standard production time is 8 weeks, check with us to confirm build time and delivery.|
|Size||~ 36” l (91 cm)|
|Extras||Crate and packing fees apply. Contact us for details.|
||Polyurethane Resins with Acrylic Paints mounted on a custom steel frame|
|Dimensions||50 × 25 × 15 in|
|Tyrannosaurus rex STAN™ Right Dentary||
Display Replica Only, Display Replica on Oak Base