From: Brewster County, Texas Aguja Formation (Private Land Origin)
Weight: 0.2 Ounces
Dimensions: 1.5 Inches long, 0.3 Inches Wide & 0.3 Inches Thick
The item Pictured is the one you will receive.
Comes with free Acrylic Base. (Stand) & Mineral Tack
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.
This is a genuine fossil bone, not a replica
Cretaceous Age 83.6 - 70.6 million years old.
Hadrosaurus is a dinosaur which lived approximately 70 to 84 million years ago during the late Cretaceous Period. Its bones were first discovered by John Estaugh Hopkins as he was digging a pit in New Jersey in 1838. Later in 1858, William Parker Foulke was on vacation in the area and noticed the bones. He then decided to excavate them. Foulke called in paleontologist Joseph Leidy and the two then began to study the bones together. After much analysis and study, they named it Hadrosaurus—a name which means “bulky lizard.”
An interesting fact about Hadrosaurus is that there is some controversy surrounding this dinosaur. Only one skeleton of this dinosaur has been found, so that has prompted some paleontologists to say that this dinosaur isn’t its own complete species but may actually be a member of another dinosaur species. This controversy probably won’t ever be solved, however, not unless the skull of this dinosaur is found or another complete skeleton is found.
All recreations of this dinosaur have been made using the head of a Gryposaurus. That’s because it is considered the prototypical hadrosaur. Therefore, it is speculated that Hadrosaurus probably behaved in very much the same way as Gryposaurus did. That is probably traveled North America in herds and lived off vegetation such as club mosses and seed ferns.