2.8" Hadrosaur Toe Bone - Alberta (Disposition #000028-29)
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, moving the fossils into private ownership. 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.
This is a nicely preserved, 2.8" wide Hadrosaur toe bone from the Horseshoe Canyon Formation in Alberta, Canada. It comes from an unidentified species of hadrosaur and is Upper Cretaceous in age, between 74-67 million years old.
There are multiple repaired cracks throughout this bone.
There are multiple species of Hadrosaur that come out of the Horseshoe Canyon Formation. The Hadrosaurs that have been identified are Edmontosaurus, Hypacrosaurus, Parksosaurusa and Saurolophus. Due to the bone similarities of these dinosaurs, bones of the feet especially, as well as the unrecorded specifics from the original collector, I cannot provide an accurate genus/species identification.