3.7" Ceratopsian Dinosaur Ungal - Judith River Formation

 
 
This is a 3.7" long fossil Ceratopsian dinosaur ungal (distal phalange bone) found in the Judith River Formation of Montana. The cortical bone has almost completely weathered away from this specimen. There is a repaired crack through this bone, with some addition fractures throughout the bone which didn't require repair.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Within the Judith River Group there are multiple Ceratopsid genera and species, so with just a single bone or tooth they are hard to differentiate and give a definitive identification.

The Judith River Formation is one of the most prolific sources of Late Cretaceous vertebrate fossils. At least sixteen Orders containing more than forty Genera are known from the formation. These include fish, amphibians, mammals, and insects in addition to the reptiles, avian and non-avian dinosaurs (birds). Among the more interesting specimens is Leonardo, a mummified and fossilized Brachylophosaurus. This is a Hadrosaur, a duck-billed dinosaur with amazing preservation of the soft tissues of the body. The pattern in the skin of the feet is even preserved. In addition to Leonardo, the Judith River Formation contained the remains of the theropod Hesperornis, the only known freshwater Hespernorthid, a penguin like bird.
FOR SALE
$495
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified Ceratopsian
LOCATION
Hill County, Montana
FORMATION
Judith River Formation
SIZE
3.7" long, 3.6" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#150768
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