Composite Hadrosaur Toe - Alberta (Disposition #000028-29)

 
 
First a note on the legality of this fossil. Alberta has very strict laws pertaining to fossil collection. Fossils may not be removed from the province of Alberta without permission from the government. To gain ownership of a fossil, you must be issued a Disposition Certificate. Currently only a few fossil types are eligible for disposition. These include ammonites, petrified wood, leaves and fossil oysters.

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 that were not considered scientifically significant. This moved the fossils into private ownership and allowed them to be removed from the province. 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 set of three Hadrosaur toe bones from the Horseshoe Canyon Formation of Alberta, Canada. The bones are articulated, however the toe is a composite, consisting of bones from separate Hadrosaurs. They come from an unidentified species of hadrosaur and are Upper Cretaceous in age, between 65-72.7 million years old. The distal phalange is 2.7 x 1.9", the intermediate phalange is 1.6" wide and the proximal phalange is 1.8 x 1.7" long.

This specimen comes with a richer display case.

The Horseshoe Canyon Formation yields many different species of Hadrosaur that have been identified are Edmontosaurus, Hypacrosaurus, Parksosaurusa and Saurolophus. Due to the similarities of these dinosaurs and the unrecorded specifics from the original collector, individual bones, especially of the feet and hands, identification of exact species cannot be guaranteed.
FOR SALE
$385
DETAILS
SPECIES
Hadrosaurus sp.
LOCATION
Alberta, Canada
FORMATION
Horseshoe Canyon Formation
SIZE
2.7 x 1.9" Distal toe bone
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#129789
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