British Dinosaur (Hypsilophodon) Partial Hand With Claw & Verts
This is a very special fossil from the Isle of Wight in England. It is a partial, articulated hand of the ornithischian dinosaur Hypsilophodon foxii. There are 3 digits present, one with a claw preserved above it. There is another limb bone pushed up under the finger digits and two vertebrae to their left. On the back side of the piece, their is another bone, which appears to be a partial scapula. A super cool, one of a kind fossil.
Comes with a riker mount display case.
Hypsilophodon is an ornithischian dinosaur genus from the Early Cretaceous period of England.
The first remains of Hypsilophodon were found in 1849; the type species, Hypsilophodon foxii, was named in 1869. Abundant fossil discoveries were made on the Isle of Wight, giving a good impression of the build of the species. It was a small bipedal animal with an herbivorous or possibly omnivorous diet. Hypsilophodon reached up to 1.8 metres (5.9 ft) in length, weighed about 20 kg (45 lbs), and was an agile runner. It had a pointed head equipped with a sharp beak used to bite off plant material, much like modern day parrots.