A rare, Top Quality Edmontosaurus annectens hoof core (hand or manus ungual) from the late Cretaceous of North America. Edmontosaurus is a very large hadrosaur or "duck-bill" dinosaur found in the Hell Creek formation. This is a hand hoof core which are difficult to find. The Edmontosaurus was bipedal and had much smaller hands relative to feet. Bone quality is excellent.No repair or restoration. Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Garfield Co., Montana. A rare collector's quality Edmontosaurus manus hoof core. Authenticity guaranteed. These hoof cores are always very difficult to find!
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.