7.3" Stegosaurus Cervical Vertebrae On Stand - Colorado

 
 
 
 
 
Stegosaurus
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Mounted skeleton of a Stegosaurus in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
, despite is popularity is one of the rarer dinosaurs in the Morrison Formation with only a handful of skeletons being found. This is a beautifully preserved cervical (neck) vertebrae of a Stegosaurus collected from a private quarry East of Dinosaur, Colorado.

It measures 7.3" long, 6.1" tall and comes mounted on a custom metal stand. It was found in a in a hard sandstone layer, so they are remarkably well preserved, and required very little restoration, other than some small gap fills in the cracks.

Stegosaurus is one of the most recognizable dinosaurs in the world due to it's distinctive tail spikes and plates along it's back. There are so far 3 described species from the Upper Morrison Formation and it's been in the news quite a bit lately due to "Sophie" the Stegosaurus at the London Natural History Museum.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Stegosaurus
LOCATION
Private Quarry, East of Dinosaur, Colorado
FORMATION
Lower Morrison Formation
SIZE
7.3" long, 6.1" tall, 9.3" tall on stand
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#36082
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