.2" Partial Hadrosaur (Maiasaura) Tooth in Rock - Montana

 
This is a partial Hadrosaur (Duck-Billed Dinosaur) tooth that's been partially exposed from the rock it was found in. It was collected from the Two Medicine Formation near Dupuyer, Montana. A small gastropod has been exposed from the rock as well.

Maiasaura meaning "good mother reptile" or "good mother lizard" is a large herbivorous hadrosaur ("duck-billed") dinosaur that lived in the area currently covered by the state of Montana in the Upper Cretaceous Period. The first fossils of Maiasaura were discovered in 1978. The name refers to the find of nests with eggs, embryos and young animals, in a nesting colony. These showed that Maiasaura fed its young while they were in the nest, the first time such evidence was obtained for a dinosaur. Maiasaura reached lengths of around 30 feet long, making it a fairly large Hadrosaur. Young animals walked on their hind legs, adults on all fours.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Maiasaura
LOCATION
Pondera County, Montana
FORMATION
Two Medicine Formation, Judith River Group
SIZE
.2" wide tooth, 1.5"x1.3" rock
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#71348
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