Anzu wyleii claw

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    A rare, Top Quality, LARGE Anzu wyliei hand (manus) claw from the Hell Creek Fm. of SE Montana. A December 2019 Fossil of the Month. Anzu is an extra large oviraptor and referred to as the "Chicken from Hell". This is an exceptional manus claw. Highest quality bone with rich red-brown color & tan and exceptional patina. Fantastic natural color! This specimen has incredible perservation with exceptional surfaces - no nicks or wear with minor pitting on the proximal end only - superb surface articulation! There is minimal professional restoration by George Heslep of Heslep Fossils to the tip of the claw which is typical for a big Anzu wyliei manus claw. An incredible quality, collector's claw from one of my favorite collecting sites. Note - 2014 Anzu wyliei description paper attached belowCheck out our selection of top quality Anzu wyliei claws! Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Carter Co., Montana.  Authenticity guaranteed. Museum Quality. One of the finest Anzu claws that I have seen and one of my favorites! Note - a Riker frame will be included.

    DA05       Size: 3-3/16" (always straightline) (Note - 1-5/8" height at the proximal end!)

     Link to Anzu wyliei claws.

    Anzu wyliei or the "feathered demon" was a very large oviraptor that lived in the upper Cretaceous period (Hell Creek Formation), and was formally described in 2014.  Anzu was an extra large oviraptor and was nicknamed the "Chicken from Hell" since it is among the largest feathered dinosaurs ever found in North America. This dinosaur is characterized by a toothless beak, long arms ending with large claws, and long powerful legs. This raptor was most likely an omnivore feeding on small animals, vegetation, and possibly eggs. The late Cretaceous specimens grew to 13 feet and 600 pounds. Fossil remains include well preserved bones and large claws. Their large claws are highly prized by collectors and they are among the best dinosaurs claws available. These top quality specimens were all legally collected from private lands in the northwestern US. Late Cretaceous, Hell Creek Fm. (or equivalent), 66 MYA.

    Note -

    1. These claws are the fossilized bone core of the actual claw. The bone core would be covered with a keratin or (a nail-like substance) that would increase the length by a minimum of 50%. Anzu had big, sharp claws!

    2. This Hell Creek Formation oviraptor was previously mis-identified as Chirostenotes.