|The following specimens are all from the Hell creek Formation of South Dakota and represent
a major portion of the known mammalian fauna from the latest Cretaceous of this area.
Comprehensive Hell Creek Mammal tooth collection - £175/$250.00
This collection is for the serious collector who requires a suite of specimens. All the specimens
are complete and identified to jaw position (i.e. 1st upper molar, 2nd lower premolar etc.). The
collection includes the majority of genera known from the late Cretaceous Hell Creek Formation.
The following species and tooth positions are included:
Alphadon marshi - Upper and lower molars, premolar
Cimolodon nitidus - Molars
Cimolestes sp. - Upper and lower Molar, incisor/canine
Mesodma formosa - Upper and lower molars, premolar
Pediomys elegans - Molars
Didelphadon vorax - Molar or premolar
In total there are 15 different mammal teeth in the collection. The images show typical
specimens in the collections and those you receive will be of equal quality and completeness.
3 mm long
|We often have other tooth positions available so please contact us if you require
a complete list or are looking for something in particular.
|Cimolestes magnus large molar
|Meniscoessus large tooth
|Didelphadon vorax large molar
|Mesodma formosa collection
|Meniscoessus large tooth collection
Throughout the Mesozoic mammals lived in the
shadow of the reptiles, occupying largely
nocturnal niches. The dominance of the
dinosaurs prevented the mammals from growing
to large sizes and they spent much of their time
in burrows, in fallen trees and the like. Although
a couple of species did reach cat size, most
remained very similar in size an appearance to
modern mice. It was only with the extinction of
the dinosaurs that the entire suite of
environmental niches opened up to them leading
to their repaid evolution and diversification.