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Triceratops tooth

Description: This is a tooth from the Late Cretaceous dinosaur known as Triceratops. These dinosaurs had a series of interlocking teeth (called a dental battery) that they used to feed on coarse vegetation like conifers, ferns and cycads. When a tooth was worn, it would be shed and replaced by another. This is an example of a shed tooth. Normally a Triceratops tooth will have 2 roots, but this one has been eroded and damaged over time.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: Creative Commons (CC By-SA 3.0);
Subjects: Triceratops
Paleontology -- Cretaceous
Teeth, Fossil
Herbivores, Fossil

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