RARE ASSOCIATED SET
OF 3 UNBROKEN FOSSIL PLEISTOCENE
ALLIGATOR TEETH FROM THE SAME SKULL WITH INTACT ROOTS
County - Florida, U.S.A.
PLEISTOCENE PERIOD (IRVINGTONIAN): 1.7 - 1 million years
From an Irvingtonian Era Pleistocene
site in Florida, this is a RARE ASSOCIATED fossil tooth set of 3
complete teeth with roots of the SAME alligator, Alligator mississippiensis.
This collection is highly unusual in that
each tooth is still attached to THE COMPLETE
ROOT! Furthermore, the hollow roots are without any repair as are
the entire tooth in each of these 3 instances. Each tooth is of the highest
preservation, beauty and quality. It is extremely rare to find a tooth such as this with the root complete
and undamaged and for the first time, we offer a set of THREE associated
teeth found together from the same creature. The presence of the root still attached to
tooth indicates that the prehistoric alligator died with these teeth in
its jaws. Fossil alligator teeth are not rare when found with just
the caps (crowns) but finding a fossil tooth WITH THE ROOT IS RARE. Guaranteed NO REPAIR and NO RESTORATION.
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.
FIRST EVER SET OF
TEETH WITH ROOTS FROM THE SAME
ICE AGE ALLIGATOR -
TOP GRADE CONDITION!
2.2" and 1.2" in
lengths overall on the outside curve
INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX Actual
Item - One Only