6.7" Hadrosaur (Hypacrosaur?) Sacral Vertebra with Stand -Montana

 
 
 
This is an awesome 6.7" wide Hadrosaur (Hypacrosaurus sp.?) sacral vertebra from the Two Medicine Formation of Montana. It was collected this last spring and has been nicely prepared from the hard rock surrounding it.

One end of this centrum is heavily weathered and required stabilization with glue in many spots. One edge of the centrum required restoration and there are small glue stabilized fractures around this vertebra. The canals that blood vessels would have gone through are visible along portions of the body.

Comes with the pictured custom metal display stand.

Hypacrosaurus is a very large, Lambeosaurini Hadrsosaur that would have been almost as large as the Tyrannosaurs that it lived alongside. Like Corythosaurus, it had a tall, hollow rounded crest, although not as large and straight. It is known from the remains of two species that spanned 75 to 67 million years ago, in the Late Cretaceous of Alberta, Canada, and Montana, United States, and is the latest hollow-crested duckbill known from good remains in North America. It is estimated to have been around 9.1 meters (30 feet) long and to have weighed up to 4-5 tons.

 Hypacrosaurus drawing by wikipedia user debivort. Creative Commons License
Hypacrosaurus drawing by wikipedia user debivort. Creative Commons License

FOR SALE
$495
DETAILS
SPECIES
Hypacrosaurus sp.?
LOCATION
Pondera County, Montana
FORMATION
Two Medicine Formation
SIZE
6.7 x 4.1", 5.6" tall on stand
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#145207
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