Two Theropod Foot Bones - 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. Currently only a few fossil types are eligible for disposition. These include 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 two small theropod foot bones from the Drumheller Valley of Alberta, Canada. The bones are articulated, however they are composite, consisting of bones from separate theropods. Both bones are in great condition with no restoration or repair. The longest bone is a metatarsal that measures .88" long, while the smaller proximal phalange is .5" long.

The bones come with an acrylic display case.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified Theropod
LOCATION
Drumheller Valley, Alberta, Canada
FORMATION
Horseshoe Canyon Formation
SIZE
.88" longest bone (metatarsal)
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#129811
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