Very Rare Suuwassea Caudal Vertebrae - Wyoming

 
 
 
 
 
 
This is a very rare, Suuwassea caudal vertebrae which would have come from a posterior position in the tail of the tail. It was collected from a private quarry in Big Horn County, Wyoming, prepared and mounted. It's 6.6" long, and beautifully mounted on a custom stand. This is the first time I'm aware of that Suuwassea material has been offered for sale.

The process of the vertebrae is not original but was 3D printed directly off of other Suuwassea material from the same location. The primary characteristic that distinguishes it from other sauropod material it's very elongated shape.

A restored skeleton of Suuwassea.  Creative Commons
A restored skeleton of Suuwassea. Creative Commons


Suuwassea is a very primitive diplodocid recently described in 2004 and only known from the Lower Morisson Formation. The name is derived from the Native American Crow Tribe term meaning "First Thunder". It was estimated to have reached lengths of around 15 meters.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Suuwassea
LOCATION
Big Horn County, Wyoming
FORMATION
Lower Morrison Formation
SIZE
6.6" long, 7" tall on stand
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#26477
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