A rare, Top Quality, LARGE Anzu wyliei hand (manus) claw from the Hell Creek Fm. of SE Montana. A December 2019 Fossil of the Month. Anzu is an extra large oviraptor and referred to as the "Chicken from Hell". This is an exceptional manus claw. Highest quality bone with rich red-brown color & tan and exceptional patina. Fantastic natural color! This specimen has incredible perservation with exceptional surfaces - no nicks or wear with minor pitting on the proximal end only - superb surface articulation! There is minimal professional restoration by George Heslep of Heslep Fossils to the tip of the claw which is typical for a big Anzu wyliei manus claw. An incredible quality, collector's claw from one of my favorite collecting sites. Note - 2014 Anzu wyliei description paper attached below. Check out our selection of top quality Anzu wyliei claws! Legally collected on private land in the Hell Creek Fm., Carter Co., Montana. Authenticity guaranteed. Museum Quality. One of the finest Anzu claws that I have seen and one of my favorites! Note - a Riker frame will be included.
DA05 Size: 3-3/16" (always straightline) (Note - 1-5/8" height at the proximal end!)