Ray Tooth Fossil Partial 7cm across 68gms.
Fossil teeth have been found belonging to many different prehistoric species, such as dinosaurs, masosaurs, fish and sharks (including Megalodon and Otodus). Dinosaurs and sharks replaced their teeth many times during their lives so they are numerous, however, as replaced teeth do not have roots, those found with roots are much sought after and must have been preserved from an animal that has recently died.
The longest recorded dinosaur tooth is 30cm long and came from a Tyrannosaurus Rex
Most dinosaurs quickly replace their teeth, with some adults in their lives passing through thousands of teeth. This process is ongoing and other teeth take their place as the crowns are shed and the tooth's root is absorbed. The fossil record is quite common because of this dissociated dinosaur teeth without crowns. Rooted teeth are much rarer, the root of a tooth is quite fragile, and after death the tooth would have to come from the skull of an animal.
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