5.3" Fossil Theropod (Raptor) Tibia - Dawson County, Montana

 
 
 
 
This is a nicely preserved, 5.3" long tibia (lower leg bone) of a small, unidentified theropod (raptor) dinosaur from the Hell Creek Formation of Dawson County, Montana. There are several repaired cracks through the diaphysis of this bone, with spots of restoration where the bone crumbled away. There is significant restoration at the distal metaphysis-diaphysis. Both the proximal and distal points of articulation have undergone some weathering, however they didn't require any restoration.

Often isolated bones are very difficult to ID to a specific genus and that is the case with this one.

Comes with a riker mount display case.

Because of its age and sedimentary composition, the Hell Creek Formation has become one of the most paleontologically studied areas in the world. 158 genera of animals and 64 genera of plants are known from the formation and new discoveries are made frequently. In addition to Tyrannosaurs, Ceratopsids, and Hadrosaurs, the formation has yielded remains of amphibians, reptiles, lizards, snakes and turtles, fish and sharks, avian and non-avian dinosaurs, and mammals. The Hell Creek Formation gives the most complete understanding of the environment just before the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified Theropod
LOCATION
Dawson County, Montana
FORMATION
Hell Creek Formation
SIZE
5.3" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#176532
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