10.7" Hadrosaur (Edmontosaurus) Metatarsal - Wyoming

This is a 10.7" long metatarsal bone of a hadrosaur (Edmontosaurus annectens), collected from our partner's lease on the Lance (Creek) Formation in Niobrara County, Wyoming.

The bone is heavily compressed and weathered. Due to the natural fragmenting and weathering of the bone, heavy glue stabilization was required to hold the bone together. Surprisingly there is no gap fill or reconstruction restoration.

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 Hadrosaurs had distinctive crests on their heads, some of which had air-filled chambers that may have produced a distinct sound. These crests may have been used for both audio and visual display purposes.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Edmontosaurus annectens
LOCATION
Niobrara County, Wyoming
FORMATION
Lance (Creek) Formation
SIZE
Bone: 10.7" long
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#233810
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