Edmontosaurus

    SKU
    DH54
    In stock
    $695.00
    Overview

    A LARGE, Top Quality Edmontosaurus annectens tail (caudal) vertebra from the late Cretaceous of North America. Edmontosaurus is a very large hadrosaur or "duck-bill" dinosaur found in the Hell Creek formation. Excellent bone quality, color, and patina. Most of the neural arch with a well defined neural notch remains. Excellent bone preservation. Basic crack repair on the neural arch which is to be expected. No repair or restoration. Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Harding Co., So. Dakota. An excellent collector's quality Edmontosaurus vertebra.  Authenticity guaranteed.

    DH54        SIZE: 3" (wide) x 2-1/2" (height)  x 5-3/4" (length)

    Note - Adding 12 Edmontosaurus bones / claws in August 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.

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