7.2" Hadrosaur (Hypacrosaur) Metatarsal with Metal Stand - Montana

 
 
 
 
This is a really cool, 7.2" long Hadrosaur (Hypacrosaur) metatarsal (foot bone) from the Two Medicine Formation of Montana. It was collected this last summer and has been nicely prepared from the hard rock surrounding it. It was fragmented through the diaphysis, resulting in significant crack repair restoration where the bone wasn't recoverable. The proximal and distal epiphysis are weathered and have spots of gap fill restoration, however they're overall intact.

Comes with the pictured custom metal display stand.

Hypacrosaurus is a very large, Lambeosaurini Hadrsosaur that would have been almost as large as the Tyrannosaurs that it lived alongside. Like Corythosaurus, it had a tall, hollow rounded crest, although not as large and straight. It is known from the remains of two species that spanned 75 to 67 million years ago, in the Late Cretaceous of Alberta, Canada, and Montana, United States, and is the latest hollow-crested duckbill known from good remains in North America. It is estimated to have been around 9.1 meters (30 feet) long and to have weighed up to 4-5 tons.

 Hypacrosaurus drawing by wikipedia user debivort. Creative Commons License
Hypacrosaurus drawing by wikipedia user debivort. Creative Commons License

DETAILS
SPECIES
Hypacrosaurus sp.
LOCATION
Pondera County, Montana
FORMATION
Two Medicine Formation
SIZE
7.2 x 1.8", 7.1" tall on stand
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#132006
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