4.2" Polished Iguanodon Bone - Isle Of Wight

This is a 4.2" wide piece of polished Iguanodon bone showing stunning internal cell structure. It was collected from the Lower Cretaceous-aged Wealden Clay Formation on the Isle of Wight. While complete or near complete bones are rare, water tumbled chunks are often found after they erode out of the cliffs on the isle.

An artist's rendering of Iguanodon, by Nobu Tamura http://paleoexhibit.blogspot.com
An artist's rendering of Iguanodon, by Nobu Tamura http://paleoexhibit.blogspot.com


Iguanodon was a large bi-pedal dinosaur that has the distinction of being only the second ever dinosaur to be formally named. It was a bulky herbivore that reached sizes of up to 40 feet in length. The name is derived from 'Iguana', a modern reptile, and 'don', meaning tooth. Scientists used to believe that two species of Iguanodon were found on the Isle of Wight, but one species has been moved off into another genus.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Iguanodon sp.
LOCATION
Isle of Wight, UK
FORMATION
Wealden Clay
SIZE
4.2 x 3.5 x 1.15"
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#284230
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