Apatosaurus Dinosaur Tooth from Historic Bone Cabin Quarry

Apatosaurus sp

Superorder Dinosauria, Order Saurischia, Family Diplodocidae

Geological Time: Late Jurassic

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Dinosaur tooth is 9 mm long, 5 mm base width on a 30 mm by 25 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Morrison Formation, Bone Cabin Quarry, Laramie, Wyoming USA

Code: AW19

Price: Sold

Apatosaurus Dinosaur ToothDescription: This is a fine example of a juvenile tooth from a sauropod dinosaur known as Apatosaurus. The dinosaur was named by O.C. Marsh in the latter part of the 19th century, found at Como Bluff, Wyoming. He did not find a skull, but attributed one he found some miles away as belonging to this species, thus perpetrating an error which lasted for decades until a correction was Apatosaurus Dinosaurmade in museum displays around the world. Some years later in 1897 a field crew from the American Museum of Natural History returned to the region to prospect for bones. They discovered the ruins of a sheepherder’s cabin a few miles away from Como Bluff. The region was so rich in bones that a new quarry was established and given the name Bone Cabin Quarry. The remains of many dinosaurs, mostly sauropods, have been removed in the years since, with some material still being collected today. This specimen and several others I was able to acquire were obtained from an individual who has been doing preparation work on this material who was given some specimens as compensation. Here is a UNIQUE opportunity to obtain a fossil from one of the historic sites known worldwide.

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