2.3" Edmontosaurus Vertebra - South Dakota

 
 
This is a 2.3", caudal (tail) vertebra of Edmontosaurus annectens, a Hadrosaur or commonly referred to as a duck-billed dinosaur. It was collected from the 66 million year old Hell Creek Formation of South Dakota. The vert has heavy iron replacement and is much heavier than you would expect. The processes of mostly intact.

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 hardrosaurs had distinct crests on their head, some of which had air filed chambers that may have produced a distinct sound. These crests may have been used for both audio and visual display purposes.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Edmontosaurus annectens
LOCATION
South Dakota
FORMATION
Hell Creek Formation
SIZE
2.3" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#11831
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