Triceratops, like all dinosaurs, replaced worn teeth with new ones throughout their lifetime. Their teeth were pushed up and out, most of which would have been swallowed while browsing, and recycled for use as a kind of gizzard stone in the Triceratops digestive system. These teeth would then move through the digestive system. The end result of this process is 'shed teeth.'
This adult Triceratops dentary replica has most of its teeth. Although Triceratops lived throughout North America, few dentaries are found, and of those, most do not contain teeth. Whether by itself or as part of a more comprehensive exhibit, this jaw section is an attractive addition to your collection. It naturally displays well and requires no base or stand.