10 Associated Hadrosaur Vertebrae - Alberta (Disposition #000028-29)

First, a note on the legality of this fossil. Alberta has very strict laws pertaining to fossil collection. Fossils may not be removed from the province of Alberta without permission from the government. To gain ownership of a fossil, you must be issued a Disposition Certificate from Alberta's Royal Tyrrell Museum. Only a few fossil types are currently eligible for disposition: mostly ammonites, petrified wood, leaves and fossil oysters.

This specimen is part of a collection of dinosaur material that was collected by a single individual (Steve Walchina) decades ago prior to the current law. Because it was collected before the law went into effect, the collection was "grandfathered" in. The collection was reviewed by the Royal Tyrrell Museum and a disposition certificate issued for portions of it that were not considered scientifically significant. This moved the fossils into private ownership and allowed them to be removed from the province. The disposition certificate (#000028-29) is on file with the Royal Tyrrell Museum. This makes the small amount of Alberta dinosaur fossils we recently acquired from this collection some of the only legal Alberta dinosaur material on the market.

These are 10 associated caudal (tail) vertebrae from a Hadrosaur. The vertebrae are all from the same dinosaur and are in excellent condition. The two distal caudal vertebrae are fused together. Many of the processes of these vertebrae have significant restoration. They were collected from Drumheller Valley in Alberta, Canada. The largest (proximal) vertebrae measures 2.2"x1.9"x1.7" and the distal vertebrae is 1.6"x1.5"x1" (not accounting for the proximal fuzed vertebrae)

The vertebrae come with a Riker display mounting case.

There are multiple species of Hadrosaur that come out of the Horseshoe Canyon Formation. The Hadrosaurs that have been identified are Edmontosaurus, Hypacrosaurus, Parksosaurusa and Saurolophus. Due to the similarities of these dinosaurs, as well as the unrecorded specifics from the original collector, I cannot provide an accurate genus/species identification.
Unidentified Hadrosaur
Drumheller Valley, Alberta, Canada
Horseshoe Canyon Formation
Largest 2.2" long, Smallest 1.6" long
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