Hadrosaur Tibia (Shin Bone) w/ Metal Stand | Cretaceous | Hell Creek Formation, Montana
Hadrosaur Tibia (Shin Bone)
Cretaceous (68 - 66 million years ago)
Private Ranch, Hell Creek Formation, Montana
Specimen size: approximately 39" x 14" x 10"
Specimen size plus stand: approximately 41.5" x 18.25" x 30"
This specimen has been repaired and restored as with nearly all larger dinosaur bones found.
Custom metal stand included. Will include an internationally compliant padded crate, please contact us for shipping quotes.
Hadrosaurids, or duck-billed dinosaurs, are members of the ornithischian family Hadrosauridae. This group is known as the duck-billed dinosaurs for the flat duck-bill appearance of the bones in their snouts.
The Hell Creek Formation is an intensely-studied division of Upper Cretaceous to lower Paleocene rocks in North America, named for exposures studied along Hell Creek, near Jordan, Montana.
The Hell Creek Formation occurs in Montana and portions of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
Strata in Hell Creek a series of fresh and brackish-water clays, mudstones, and sandstones deposited during the Maastrichtian, the last part of the Cretaceous period, by fluvial activity in fluctuating river channels and deltas and very occasional peaty swamp deposits along the low-lying eastern continental margin fronting the late Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway. The climate was mild, and the presence of crocodilians suggests a sub-tropical climate, with no prolonged annual cold. The famous iridium-enriched K–T boundary, which separates the Cretaceous from the Cenozoic, occurs as a discontinuous but distinct thin marker bedding within the Formation, near its uppermost strata.