Common Name: Alligator Fossil Tooth
Genus/Species: Alligator mississippiensis
Age: 2.4 Million - 11,000 Years Old
Location: Pasco County, Florida, USA
This is a First-Class Alligator Fossil Tooth. Beautiful glossy brown-black enamel on this gem fossil tooth. In terrific condition with a super enamel patina. Not common to find this Gator fossil tooth with such color and quality. No repairs, Actual Specimen Pictured & Guaranteed Authentic. This is a classic example of a prehistoric reptile from Florida.
What could represent Florida better
than the American Alligator? The name "Alligator" comes from the Spanish
form el lagarto (“the lizard”), which the Spanish explorers and
settlers, in Florida, called the Alligator.
Alligators have a wider nose and darker color than the crocodile does. You can see the upper teeth when the Alligator's jaws are closed. You can see both the upper and lower teeth in a crocodiles mouth.
On average they weigh about 800 pounds and are about 13 feet in length. The largest ever recorded, in Florida, was 17'5" long.
Alligator habitat is in fresh or brackish marshes, bays, rivers, lakes, swamps, and ponds. They are typically shy and non-aggressive but can occasionally be a problem. Alligator diet includes gar fish, turtles, snakes, frogs, small mammals, and birds.
Although their bodies are heavy and their metabolisms are slow, they can generate short bursts of speed exceeding 30 mph.
Size: .75" W x 1.27" L x .72" Thickness
Item #: GAT020
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