Pachycephalosaurus

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    DP01
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    $425.00
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    A Top Quality Pachychephalosaurus wyomingensis incisor tooth from the late Cretaceous of northern North AmericaA July 2018 Fossil for the Month. Pachychephalosaurus is the dinosaur which is famous for its large domed head surrounded by spikes. The enamel is very good quality with excellent color / patina. A little root etching on one side. Excellent serrations. No cracks or restoration. An ultra rare Pachy incisor tooth! Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Garfield Co., Montana.An excellent collector's quality Pachychephalosaurus tooth. My best Pachy incisor. Note - tooth comes with the gem case pictured. Authenticity guaranteed.

    DP01       SIZE: 1/2"+    

    Note - Adding 13 new Pachy fossils in July 2018.       Link to Pachy fossils catalog

    Pachycephalosaurus is the dinosaur with the large domed skull which is surrounded by bony nodes or spikes, and it names means “thick-headed lizard” that lived during the late Cretaceous period in North America. The domed skull is quite thick (up to 10 inches) and believed that it may have been used in intra-species combat. Many fossilized skulls have been found with healed wounds. Pachycephalosaurus was a bipedal dinosaur that grows to 15 feet and 2000 lbs, and the largest of the Pachycephalosaur dinosaurs. Other named Pachycephalosaurs found in the Hell Creek Fm. include Dracorex and Stygimoloch. Dracorex and Stygimoloch, which exhibit much smaller domes and much larger spike ornamentation, are now believed to be early growth stages of Pachycephalosaurus. Only one species exists which is Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis. 

    Pachycephalosaurus fossils are quite rare. In fact, only one partial skeleton has been found. A dinosaur census conducted by the Hell Creek Project calculated relative abundance of the Pachycephalosaurus was 1% of the population. Today, we find fossilized teeth, unguals (claws), spikes, and non-associated bones.

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