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Edmontosaurus (Hadrosaur) Metatarsal - 7"
This is a 7" long Metatarsal (toe bone) of a Edmontosaurus annectens from the Hell Creek Formation in Carter County Montana. It's a beautiful looking bone and nicely preserved. There are a several repaired cracks and some minor restoration to fill in cracks and stabalize the bone.
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.