4.4" Hadrosaur (Edmontosaurus) Caudal Vertebra w/ Stand - Montana

This is a 4.4" tall caudal vertebra of a hadrosaur (Edmontosaurus annectens), collected from the Hell Creek Formation in Fallon County, Montana. It features an intact neural canal and decent bone preservation.

Comes with the pictured custom metal display stand.

The spinous process, prezygapophyses, and postzygapophyses are all missing on this specimen. There is no repair or restoration.

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 Hadrosaurs had distinctive crests on their heads, some of which had air-filled chambers that may have produced a distinct sound. These crests may have been used for both audio and visual display purposes.

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.
Edmontosaurus annectens
Fallon County, Montana
Lance (Creek) Formation
Vertebra: 4.4 x 3.3 x 2.9". Height on stand: 8.7" tall
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