5.1" Fossil Nodosaur Vertebra on Metal Stand - Montana

This is a 5.1" tall vertebra of a Nodosaur from the Two Medicine Formation of Montana. It's quite compressed from millions of years of geologic forces. When found, the vertebral arch was found separated from the centrum and since then has been repaired with some minor gap fill restoration in spots. The anterior facets are still intact and have undergone no restoration. There is a repaired crack through a portion of what remains of the spinous process.

Comes with the pictured custom metal display stand.

The Two Medicine Formation is a geographical formation in Central Montana and Southern Alberta, Canada. The formation is predominantly sandstone laid down by rivers and deltas during the Campanian Age of the Cretaceous about 80-75 million years ago. Approximately two thousand feet thick on the western edge, it lies on top of the Virgelle Sandstone formation and under the Bearpaw Shale. It is located between the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and the Sweetgrass Arch, a tectonic fold feature 40-90 miles east of the Front Range.

The Two Medicine is the same age as the Judith River Formation found further east. It was laid down further inland from the Western Interior Seaway, while the Judith River Formation was deposited along the coast. The Two Medicine contains much of the same dinosaur fauna, but fewer reptiles, amphibians and aquatic fossils.

A view of the Two Medicine Formation quarry operated by Northwest Montana Fossils where much of our Two Medicine dinosaur material has been found.
A view of the Two Medicine Formation quarry operated by Northwest Montana Fossils where much of our Two Medicine dinosaur material has been found.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified Nodosaur
LOCATION
Montana
FORMATION
Two Medicine Formation
SIZE
5.1" tall, 2.6" long, 2.7" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#132012
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