Edmontosaurus - Jaw

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    DH31 BoP
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    Overview

    A Top Quality Edmontosaurus annectens lower jaw section from the late Cretaceous of North America. An August Fossil of the Month. Edmontosaurus is a very large hadrosaur or "duck-bill" dinosaur found in the Hell Creek formation. They possessed ~300 teeth that were in columns of five teeth each which acted as conveyor belt to maintain a large chewing surface to cut and grind their food. This specimen is a large section of the lower jaw showing at least 20 teeth still in place. Bone quality is excellent with no cracks. No restoration. Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Powder River Co., Montana. A exceptional specimen from one of my favorite localities. An exceptional collector's quality Edmontosaurus jaw section.  Authenticity guaranteed.

    DH31 BoP       SIZE: 4-1/4" x 2-5/8"    

    Note - Adding 6 Edmontosaurus jaw sections in August 2020.       Link to Edmontosaurus fossils catalog

    Edmontosaurus was one of the largest members of the hadrosaur family which lived during the late Cretaceous in North America. These were large dinosaurs which grow up to 50 feet in length and weighed up to 10,000 lbs. Edmontosaurus was a herbivore who had a large bill-like snout that was able to nip and tear vegetation, and their jaws were filled with rows of large teeth used to grind vegetation. They appear to live in herds and they would be prey for Tyrannosaurus rex. Edmontosaurus had little defense when attacked by T. rex. They are believed to have good speed for their size and a herd of large adults may have been have been threatening to a T. rex. There are two species of Edmontosaurus and in the Hell Creek formation, Edmontosaurus annectens was the species present.

    Today, we find fossilized Edmontosaurus annectens teeth, unguals (claws), and bones in the Hell Creek Formation.

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