4.7" Fossil Turtle Humerus - Hell Creek Formation

 
 
This is a nicely preserved, 4.7" long fossil turtle humerus from the Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota. There is only some minimal erosion on the ends of the bone.

Because of its age and sedimentary composition composition, the Hell Creek Formation has become one of the most paleontological 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, including 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
LOCATION
South Dakota
FORMATION
Hell Creek Formation
SIZE
4.7" long
ITEM
#133303
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