4" Hadrosaur Caudal Vertebra In Matrix - Aguja Formation, Texas

This is a nicely preserved, 4" tall, Hadrosaur caudal (tail) vertebra still partially embedded in the rock it was found in. The base of the rock has been cut flat so that it stands up nicely without the need for a display stand.

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 Big Bend National Park or in Mexico, where laws prevent collection of fossils for sale. 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 and Alberta, Canada. 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 formal descriptions for these dinosaurs.

Javelina Creek Ranch, Brewster County, Texas
Upper Aguja Formation
Vertebrae 4" tall, 3.8" long. Entire piece 5.6" tall
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