Dire Wolf Tooth Molar

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Description:


Common Name:  Dire Wolf Tooth
Genus/Species:  Canis dirus
Age:                     150,000 - 11,000 Years old
Period:                Late Pleistocene
Formation:          Alachua
Location:             Dixie County, Florida, USA


This is a nice Dire Wolf Fossil Tooth/Molar Upper Maxilla. Wonderful black-brown enamel and bone. Missing one root from natural deposition. The tooth has no repairs or restorations. Dire Wolf Teeth are hard to find, along with most fossil carnivore teeth. Actual Specimen Pictured & Guaranteed Authentic.


The Dire Wolf is an extinct member of the Canis Family genus. In fact, it may have been the largest member of that family to have ever lived. It was similar to modern Timber Wolves, but larger and more robust.

These Prehistoric Wolves hunted in Wolf packs of 3 to as many as 20 individuals, and were both hunters and scavengers.

More than 3600 individuals have been excavated from the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California. It was the most common carnivorous found there.

The legs of this "Big bad" wolf were significantly shorter than a Gray Wolf and the teeth were more massive. They may have been used to crush bones.

The “Type Specimen” (a fossil jawbone) of Canis dirus was discovered in 1854, by Francis A. Linck, near Evansville, Indiana.

Canis dirus is a extinct mammal that is well represented in Florida’s Fossil Record.


Size:  1.38" L x 1.07" W x .43" Thickness



Price: out of stock  
Item #: DW011  

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