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0.2" Saurornitholestes Raptor Serrated Tooth Fossil Judith River FM MT COA, Display


Location: Judith River Formation, Hill County, Montana (Private Land Origin) 

Weight: 0.3 Ounces 

Dimensions: 1.3 Inches Long, 1.3 Inches Wide, 0.7 Inches Thick (Display)

Dimensions Tooth: 0.1 Inches Long, 0.1 Inches Wide, 0.1 Inches Thick

Comes with a Display Box.

Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

This is a genuine fossil.

Saurornitholestes ("lizard-bird thief") is a genus of carnivorous dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur from the late Cretaceous of Alberta, Montana, and New Mexico.

Two species have been named: Saurornitholestes langstoni in 1978 and Saurornitholestes sullivani in 2015. Saurornitholestes was a small bipedal meat-eating dinosaur, equipped with a sickle-claw on the foot.

Like other theropods in the Dromaeosauridae, Saurornitholestes had a long, curving, blade-like claw on the second toe. Saurornitholestes was more long-legged and lightly built than other dromaeosaurids such as Velociraptor and Dromaeosaurus. It resembles Velociraptor in having large, fanglike teeth in the front of the jaws. Saurornitholestes most closely resembles Velociraptor, although the precise relationships of the Dromaeosauridae are still relatively poorly understood.

Saurornitholestes was about 1.8 meters (6 feet) long and weighed approximately 10 kilograms (30 pounds). At the hip it stood 0.6 meters (2 feet), or around as tall as the length of a terrier. Saurornitholestes sullivani is thought to have had a keen sense of smell, due to its skull suggesting an unusually large olfactory bulb.

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