Fossil ID January 15, 2006

What is it?

A giant Phytosaur tooth.

The phytosaur is an extinct crocodile.  Judging from the size of this tooth compared against a typical phytosaur skull.
This tooth came from a specimen that would have been at least 40 ft long!

Article and photos copyright Mt. Blanco, originally published 2006.  Re-posted August 2015

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