4" Pterosaur (Pteranodon) Partial Metacarpal - Kansas

This is a 4" long, partial metacarpal bone of Pteranodon longiceps from the Smokey Hill Chalk in Kansas. It's fairly disformed from the preservation process and there are multiple repaired cracks.

Pteranodon is a genus of pterosaurs which included some of the largest known flying reptiles, with wingspans over 6 metres (20 ft). They lived during the late Cretaceous geological period of North America in present-day Kansas, Alabama, Nebraska, Wyoming, and South Dakota.
Pteranodon were pterosaurs, not dinosaurs.

The Smoky Hill Chalk Member of the Niobrara Chalk formation is a Cretaceous conservation Lagerstätte, or fossil rich geological formation, known primarily for its exceptionally well-preserved marine reptiles. It outcrops in parts of northwest Kansas, its most famous localities for fossils, and in southeastern Nebraska. Large well-known fossils excavated from the Smoky Hill Chalk include marine reptiles such as plesiosaurs, large bony fish such as Xiphactinus, mosasaurs, pterosaurs, and turtles.
FOR SALE
$235
DETAILS
SPECIES
Pteranodon longiceps
LOCATION
Western Kansas
FORMATION
Niobrara Formation, Smoky Hill Chalk
SIZE
4" long
ITEM
#93771
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