Fine Dromaeosaurid Dinosaur Hand Claw

Dromaeosaurinae indet Dinosaur Claw

Dinosauria Suborder Theropoda, Family: Dromaeosauridae, Subfamily Dromaeosaurinaee

Geological Time: Lower Cretaceous, Albian Stage (112 – 97 million years ago)

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): 22 mm outside curve length, 9 mm base width

Fossil Site: Kem-Kem Beds, Tegana Formation, South of Taouz, Morocco

Code: JAF03

Price: Sold

Dinosaur Claw for SaleDescription: This is a fine example of a manual ungual (forefoot claw) from a dromaeosaurid dinosaur coming from the Lower Cretaceous Albian Stage deposits of the Kem-Kem Basin, Morocco. Claws are far less commonly found than teeth; indeed, while I have seen literally hundreds of teeth of this type of dinosaur offered, only a literal handful of claws are available. In life, the claw would have been covered in a horny sheath which would have made it at least a third larger. While the popularity of Jurassic Park leads some to use the term “raptor” for this taxon, the term has no taxonomic value. There is a small amount of matrix at the proximal end of the claw obscuring the articular surface (see my other postings for an even more complete example). This one comes in a Riker-type box ready for display.

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Dromaeosaurid Dinosaur Hand Claw

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