.87" Partial Raptor Claw - Judith River Formation

 
 
 
This is the mid section of a theropod dinosaur (raptor) claw from the Judith River Formation of Montana. Based on the grooves this may have been a "killing claw".

Comes in an acrylic display case.

The Judith River Formation is one of the most prolific sources of Late Cretaceous vertebrate fossils. At least sixteen Orders containing more than forty Genera are known from the formation. These include fish, amphibians, mammals, and insects in addition to the reptiles, avian and non-avian dinosaurs (birds). Among the more interesting specimens is Leonardo, a mummified and fossilized Brachylophosaurus. This is a Hadrosaur, a duck-billed dinosaur with amazing preservation of the soft tissues of the body. The pattern in the skin of the feet is even preserved. In addition to Leonardo, the Judith River Formation contained the remains of the theropod Hesperornis, the only known freshwater Hespernorthid, a penguin like bird.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified Theropod
LOCATION
Hill County, Montana
FORMATION
Judith River Formation
SIZE
.87" long (straightline measurement)
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#144897
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