12.7" Rare, Stegosaurus Dorsal Vertebra on Metal Stand - Wyoming

This is a 12.7" tall Stegosaurus stenops dorsal vertebra, collected from the famous Bone Cabin Quarry in Wyoming. This vertebra is well prepared and comes with a custom metal stand for display. Stegosaurus material can be hard to come by, especially material of this quality!

Measurements:
Vertebra - 13.5" tall, 2.6" wide centrum
Height on stand - 13.75" tall

There are crack repairs with minor gap fill restoration along the edges of the centrum and along the anterior and posterior edges of the pedicles. Both prezygapophyses required some minor gap fill as well. The transverse processes and spinous process were missing during collection.

Mounted skeleton of a Stegosaurus in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.  Creative Commons License
Mounted skeleton of a Stegosaurus in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Creative Commons License


Stegosaurus is one of the most recognizable dinosaurs in the world due to it's distinctive tail spikes and plates along it's back. There are so far 3 described species from the Upper Morrison Formation and it's been in the news quite a bit lately due to "Sophie" the Stegosaurus at the London Natural History Museum. Stegosaurus is the state fossil of Colorado.


The Bone Cabin Quarry has historical significance because it was discovered in 1897 and excavated by the American Museum of Natural History from 1898 through 1905. It lies near the famous Como Bluff and got it's name from a nearby sheepherder's cabin built entirely out of fossil dinosaur bones. This quarry now lies on private land, where it has continued to be excavated.

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DETAILS
SPECIES
Stegosaurus stenops
LOCATION
Bone Cabin Quarry, Wyoming
FORMATION
Morrison Formation
SIZE
Vertebra: 12.7" tall, Height on stand: 13.75" tall
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#232739
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