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LARGE PLEISTOCENE FOSSIL ALLIGATOR TOOTH IN UNIQUE COLOR - Santa Fe River - Florida, U.S.

PLEISTOCENE PERIOD:  1.8 million - 10,000 years ago

With rare light gold color due to the unique sediments of this deposit, this a RARE large fossil fang tooth from a prehistoric alligator, Alligator mississippiensis.  The tooth is of very large proportions and would have come from an alligator much larger in size than typically found alive today!  Crown enamel is naturally glossy and 100% natural as found.  This is one of the finest large fossil alligator teeth we have offered.  NO RESTORATION OR REPAIR.  

The modern alligator as we know it today, has remain unchanged for millions of years.  To gain an insight as to the nature of this beast, we can look at what we know from a living alligator.  In North America, the alligator is the largest living reptile.  Unlike crocodiles that have a narrow jaw and 4th position upper jaw tooth that hangs over the lower jaw when closed, alligators have a broader skull and their 4th upper tooth fits into a socket in the lower jaw, and is concealed when the jaw is shut.  Alligators inhabit fresh and brackish marshes, ponds, lakes, rivers, swamps, bayous, and large spring runs.  Their diet mainly consists of fish, birds, small mammal, turtles, snakes, frogs and invertebrates.

After emerging from hibernation in April, they mate from that time up until May.  The female builds her nest in June.  Hatchlings will remain with the mother for as long as 3 years from birth.  

CHOICE FOSSIL FANG BELONGING TO A PREHISTORIC ALLIGATOR OF SUBSTANTIAL PROPORTIONS!

1.7" in length

SOLD     MV27-007     INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX     Actual Item - One Only

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