14.9" Partial, Unprepared Fossil Turtle Shell - North Dakota

This is a 14.9", unprepared, fossil turtle shell section from the Hell Creek Formation of Bowman County, North Dakota. There is substrate attached to the shell and shell sections may be disarticulated. It is being sold as is and would make a nice project for someone who wanted to try their hand at specimen preparation or just likes the look of unprepared bones.

There are twenty three turtle genera known from the Hell Creek Formation. In the unprepared state this specimen is in, assigning it to a genus or species would be difficult.

Because of its age and sedimentary composition, the Hell Creek Formation has become one of the most paleontologically studied areas in the world. 158 genera of animals and 64 genera of plants are known from the formation and new discoveries are made frequently. In addition to Tyrannosaurs, Ceratopsids, and Hadrosaurs, the formation has yielded remains of amphibians, reptiles, lizards, snakes and turtles, fish and sharks, avian and non-avian dinosaurs, and mammals. The Hell Creek Formation gives the most complete understanding of the environment just before the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction.
Unidentified Turtle
Bowman County, North Dakota
Hell Creek Formation
14.9 x 5.9 x 4.0
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