Edmontosaurus - Jaw

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A rare Top Quality Edmontosaurus annectens lower jaw from the late Cretaceous of North America. An October Fossil of the Month. This lower jaw (dentary) section is ~85% complete - missing the very back of the jaw which eroded away. The delicate front of the jaw is 100% complete. 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 lower jaw includes 25 columns with approximately 65 teeth. Bone quality and color are exceptional. No restoration. Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Garfield Co., Montana. Two cracks were stabilized in the front of the jaw. No restoration. An excellent collector's quality Edmontosaurus jaw which is near complete.  Authenticity guaranteed. You rarely find a lower jaw with the original teeth still intact. These lower jaws are my favorite!

DH31        SIZE: 11-3/4"  x  3-1/8"    

Note - Adding 2 Edmontosaurus jaw sections in October 2021.       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.