Dinosaur Teeth are popular with fossil collectors and most
have one or more in their collections.
Fossil teeth are made from dentin and outer case of enamel
so they generally are in good fossil
condition compared to bones in skeletons.
Some teeth are blunt like, mosasaurid Prognathodon which ate
hard shell animals in the sea, compared to raptor teeth that tore the flesh off
animals with razor sharp edges and conical spike-shaped teeth.
Dinosaurs did shed teeth throughout their lives, and the
shape of their teeth can tell scientists if they were plant eaters or meat
These teeth are the actual teeth as they are not fossilized
as stone but the actual tooth that was in the dinosaur. Scientist have sliced
these teeth to study the structure of the tooth.
One of the most popular tooth collected is the Numidus
Fossil Tooth or sawfish Onchopristis Numidus Fossil Tooth.
This marine animal had long snout with barb teeth on both
sides making a good defensive shield when attacked by predator. The deserts of
Morocco have some good specimens as the sand has kept the teeth in good shape
and almost perfect condition.