Camarasaurus Vertebrae


GENUS/SPECIES:  Camarasaurus sp.

Class Archosauria, Superorder Dinosauria, Order Saurischia, Suborder Sauropodomorpha, Superfamily Neosauropoda, Family Camarasauridae

GEOLOGICAL AGE:  Upper Jurassic (145 million years old)


LOCATION:  Big Horn Basin, Wyoming

DESCRIPTION:  This is a most handsome specimen, a beautifully preserved caudal vertebrae of Camarasaurus sp.  Bone quality is excellent, with a coloration of dark brown to black, and the dorsal spinous process is well-represented and nicely preserved.  The spinal foramina is readily visualized.  The proximal and distal intervertebral disc surfaces are well-preserved and exhibit variable pitting and ruggation.  Osteophytic lipping of the vertebral body margins is evident. A very mild degree of lateral compression is present, understandable in light of the geologic forces of 145 million years to which the specimen was subjected.  A most beautiful example of a Camarasaurus sp. Caudal vertebra, sure to enhance any collection of Jurassic era fossils!

GRADE:  3.67 (Out of 5.0) Please see grading system

SIZE:  18.0 cm x 18.6 cm x 9.4 cm 


PRICE:  $725


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