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0.6" Raptor Dinosaur Fossil Hand Claw Hell Creek FM Cretaceous Montana COA Display


Location: Hell Creek Formation, Montana (Private Land Origin) 

Weight: 0.3 Ounces 

Dimensions: 0.6 Inches Long, 0.6 Inches Wide, 0.2 Inches Thick

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Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The item Pictured is the one you will receive.

This is a genuine fossil.

The Hell Creek Formation in Montana is renowned for its rich fossil record, particularly of the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 66 million years ago. This formation has yielded a diverse array of dinosaur fossils, including several species of raptors. Raptors, also known as dromaeosaurs, were a group of small to medium-sized predatory dinosaurs characterized by their large curved claws on their hind limbs. The Hell Creek Formation has provided significant insights into the diversity and behavior of these fascinating creatures.

One of the most famous raptors from the Hell Creek Formation is Dakotaraptor steini. Described in 2015, Dakotaraptor was a large dromaeosaurid measuring around 5 meters in length. Its discovery shed light on the impressive size range within the raptor group and provided valuable information about the ecology of Late Cretaceous ecosystems in North America.

Another notable raptor from the Hell Creek Formation is Acheroraptor temertyorum. This species was identified in 2013 and represents one of the youngest known dromaeosaurs, dating to approximately 66 million years ago. Acheroraptor contributes to our understanding of the diversity and evolution of raptors during the final stages of the Mesozoic Era.

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