Troodon tooth

Object of the Month: 03/2001

What is it?:

Troodon tooth


Where was it collected:

In 2000 by the SMM Paleontology Dept.


Dimensions:

5 mm


Accession #: P2000.5.8

Troodon tooth
Troodon tooth

This 5mm long tooth from the Science Museum of Minnesota's dinosaur collections belongs to Troodon, a small theropod (2-legged, carnivorous or meat-eating dinosaur) from the late Cretaceous in Wyoming.

This image was made with the Paleontology Department's CCD digital camera/microscope (right).