SOLD 3/4" Small Theropod Raptor HAND or KILLIING Claw Hell Creek Formation SD
For sale is a partial small theropod claw from the Hell Creek Formation of Perkins County, SD. The claw was a surface find, has excellent bone quality and based on the shape of the claw it looks to be from a small Dromaeosaur or Oviraptor manus (hand) claw. This fossil has absolutely no repair or restoration and would make a great addition to any collection.
There is even a possibility that this could be a Dromaeosaur "killing" claw but it is too partial to say for sure.
The fossil measures just under 3/4" in length.
This fossil comes with its own COA upon request. Just text or email me to ask a question, my contact info is on the bottom of the page!
The Hell Creek Formation dates back to the Late Cretaceous approximately 66-68 million years in age. It represent the coastline of an ancient sea that spanned across the middle of North American during much of the Mesozoic Era. That is why dinosaur remains are so common in the American West, those areas were the ancient floodplains of a seaway that no longer exists. Dinosaur like the famous Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops and Pachycephalosaurus were part of this amazing ecosystem. Other dinosaur such as Edmontosaurus, Thescelosaurus, Struthiomimus and Oviraptorids existed here as well. And of course there were the Dromaeosaurs "Raptors) that inhabited this area and preyed upon these species such as Acheropraptor and Dakotaraptor.