1.5" Theropod Dinosaur Caudal (Tail) Vertebra - South Dakota

 
 
 
This is a nicely preserved, 1.5" long theropod dinosaur, caudal vertebra from the Hell Creek Formation of South Dakota. It has almost no erosion and the neural canal is present. There is some restoration to the edge of the centrum on one end and some crack repair.

It maybe from a small dromeosaur (raptor), but try to identify an isolated bone like this down further is mostly guesswork.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified Theropod
LOCATION
South Dakota
FORMATION
Hell Creek Formation
SIZE
1.5" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#133352
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