1.8" Fossil Dinosaur Vertebra - Judith River Formation

This is a 1.8" wide dinosaur vertebra centrum from the Judith River Formation of Montana. The edges of the centrum and processes have weathered away. There is no repair or restoration to this vertebra.

The Judith River Formation is one of the most prolific sources of Late Cretaceous vertebrate fossils. At least sixteen Orders containing more than forty Genera are known from the formation. These include fish, amphibians, mammals, and insects in addition to the reptiles, avian and non-avian dinosaurs (birds). Among the more interesting specimens is Leonardo, a mummified and fossilized Brachylophosaurus. This is a Hadrosaur, a duck-billed dinosaur with amazing preservation of the soft tissues of the body. The pattern in the skin of the feet is even preserved. In addition to Leonardo, the Judith River Formation contained the remains of the theropod Hesperornis, the only known freshwater Hespernorthid, a penguin like bird.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified
LOCATION
Hill County, Montana
FORMATION
Judith River Formation
SIZE
1.8" wide, 1.6" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#144956
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