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RARE ASSOCIATED SET OF 3 UNBROKEN FOSSIL PLEISTOCENE ALLIGATOR TEETH FROM THE SAME SKULL WITH INTACT ROOTS

Charlotte 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 each 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 3 COMPLETE ASSOCIATED TEETH WITH ROOTS FROM THE SAME ICE AGE ALLIGATOR - TOP GRADE CONDITION!

2.75", 2.2" and 1.2" in lengths overall on the outside curve

SOLD     MV10-035     INCLUDES DISPLAY BOX     Actual Item - One Only

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