1.15" Edmontosaurus (Hadrosaur) Caudal Vertebrae - Montana

 
 
This is a 1.15" wide caudal (tail) vertebrae of Edmontosaurus annectens a type of Hadrosaur. It was found in the Hell Creek Formation in Carter County, Montana. The bone has quite a bit of weathering with quite a bit of the shiny, smooth outer bone remaining. The processes have mostly eroded away and all that remains is the vertebra body.

Hadrosaurs are frequently referred to as duck-billed dinosaurs and are members of the ornithischian family Hadrosauridae They were fairly common herbivores which roamed Asia, Europe and North America during the Upper Cretaceous Period. Many species of hardrosaurs had distinct crests on their head, some of which had air filed chambers that may have produced a distinct sound. These crests may have been used for both audio and visual display purposes.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Edmontosaurus annectens
LOCATION
Carter County, Montana
FORMATION
Hell Creek Formation
SIZE
1.15" wide 1.33" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#12683
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