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7" Edmontosaurus Dorsal Vertebra - Montana
This is a 7" tall dorsal vertebra of Edmontosaurus annectens, a Hadrosaur or what is commonly referred to as a duck-billed dinosaur. It was collected from the Hell Creek Formation of Carter County Montana. The vert is very solid, with the neural canal still preserved and no restoration.
Hadrosaursare frequently referred to as duck-billed dinosaurs and are members of the ornithischian family Hadrosauridae They were fairly common herbivores which roamed Asia, Europe and North America during the Upper Cretaceous Period. Many species of hardrosaurs had distinct crests on their head, some of which had air filed chambers that may have produced a distinct sound. These crests may have been used for both audio and visual display purposes.