Alligator Tooth Fossil for Sale

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Description:


Common Name:  Alligator Tooth Fossil
Genus/Species:  Alligator mississippiensis
Age:                     2.4 Million - 11,000 Years old
Period:                 Pleistocene
Formation:          Alachua
Location:             Taylor County, Florida, USA


This is a superb Alligator Fossil Tooth. Beautiful glossy black-brown enamel on this solid fossil tooth. All natural wear and in terrific condition. Actual Specimen Pictured & Guaranteed Authentic. This is a fine 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:  .59" W x 1.09" L x .58" Thickness



Price: out of stock  
Item #: GAT016  

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