13" Hadrosaur Femur With Associate Crocodilian Tooth - Texas

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is one of those fossils that really tells a story. It is a 13" long femur of a Hadrosaur with a large bite mark on one end. On the other end there is a crocodilian tooth (Goniopholis) in plate and a fossil crocodile scute on the other side. The tooth and scute are in their natural place and have not been composited onto the piece.

This was collected several weeks ago from the Late Cretaceous, Aguja Formation in Texas. There are several repaired/stabalized cracks in the piece but no restoration.

This specimen was collected within the past year on private deeded property in Brewster County, Texas. You won't see any other dinosaur material from the Aguja & Javelina Formations for sale because nearly all of the formation lies the borders of a national park or in Mexico which can not be collected. One of our partners was lucky enough to purchase several hundred acres of ranch land in Texas containing a good exposure of these formations.

These formations are equivalent age to the Judith River Formations in the Northern US/Alberta. Because relatively little collecting has been done on these formations in Texas most of the species remain undescribed. Our partner has been putting important material into research collections and working with museums and researchers, so in the coming years their work will help lead to these dinosaurs being formally described.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Kritosaurus? & Goniopholis
LOCATION
Javelina Creek Ranch, Brewster County, Texas
FORMATION
Upper Aguja Formation
SIZE
Femur 13" long, Tooth 1.3" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#88714
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