Reptile tooth

Fossil Favourite Stamp Reptile tooth
Such teeth were made for tearing up prey like this rhynchosaur
Such teeth were made for tearing up prey like this rhynchosaur

There’s a monster out there somewhere…

  • This tooth belongs to a carnivorous reptile that was probably the ancestor to the nasty, meat eating dinosaurs.
  • Only a few such fossils have been found but this huge tooth, at 8cm long, tells us that there was a big carnivore out there – up to 3m in length.
  • The prey of this animal was probably the rhynchosaur, a herbivorous reptile (another Fossil Favourite!).
  • Fossils are very rare in the Triassic rocks of East Devon but when they are found, they are extraordinary.
  • Check out this terrifying tooth at Lyme Regis Museum.

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