6.1" Hadrosaur (Hypacrosaur) Vertebra on Metal Stand - Montana

This is a really cool, 6.1" wide Hadrosaur (Hypacrosaur) vertebra from the Two Medicine Formation of Montana. It was collected this last summer and has been nicely prepared from the hard rock surrounding it. When the vertebra was found, the vertebral arch had broken away from the centrum. Some of the bone wasn't recoverable and has been restored. There is some gap fill restoration to one edge of the centrum and most of the cortical bone has weathered away.

Comes with the pictured custom metal display stand.

Hypacrosaurus is a very large, Lambeosaurini Hadrsosaur that would have been almost as large as the Tyrannosaurs that it lived alongside. Like Corythosaurus, it had a tall, hollow, rounded crest, although not as large and straight. It is known from the remains of two species that spanned 75 to 67 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous of Alberta, Canada, and Montana, United States, and is the latest hollow-crested duckbill known from good remains in North America. It is estimated to have been around 9.1 meters (30 feet) long and to have weighed up to 4-5 tons.

 Hypacrosaurus drawing by Wikipedia user debivort. Creative Commons License
Hypacrosaurus drawing by Wikipedia user debivort. Creative Commons License

Hypacrosaurus sp.
Pondera County, Montana
Two Medicine Formation
6.1 x 3.2", 6.5" tall on stand
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