Avisaurus Cretaceous Bird Tooth #1

$55.00

Fossil Bird Collection

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Description

  • Avisaurus archibaldi
  • Cretaceous Age
  • Hell Creek Formation
  • Garfield County, Montana
  • This RARE TOOTH measures approx.¬† 1/16″ long and will come in the 3.25″ x 4.25″ Riker Mount with Label as Shown

Avisaurus was a extinct genus of avialan, known from the Hell Creek Formation. It was an enantiornithine, a group of extinct avialans that were abundant in the Late Cretaceous, distinguished for commonly having toothed jaws and clawed wings, but still remaining the typical shape of a modern flying bird. Avisaurus was probably a carnivore and a aerial predator, hunting for small birds, reptiles and mammals, like a small falcon, although it was probably more opportunistic, hunting for small invertebrates and also eating some plant material.