1.9" Ankylosaur Scute - 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, 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 nice, Ankylosaur Scute (armored plate) from the Horseshoe Canyon Formation of Alberta Canada. There are three Ankylosaurs described from the formation including Anodontosaurus, Edmontonia and Euoplocephalus but their scutes would look very similar. Comes with a floating frame display case.


Ankylosaurs are a group of mainly herbivorous dinosaurs of the order Ornithischia. They include the great majority of dinosaurs with armor in the form of bony osteoderms. Ankylosaurs were bulky quadrupeds, with short, powerful limbs. They are known to have first appeared in the early Jurassic Period, and persisted until the end of the Cretaceous Period.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified Ankylosaur
LOCATION
Alberta, Canada
FORMATION
Horseshoe Canyon Formation
SIZE
1.9" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#67600
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