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I found this specimen along with some other fossils during a fossil hunt. This vertebra is very peculiar and unique, due to its small size, and it’s composition. It is completely permineralized by hematite, making it feel much heavier than the average rock. It almost feels like a chunk of metal. Probably belongs to one of the endemic hadrosaur species of the Cerro del Pueblo Formation, such as Velafrons coahuilensis, or Latirhinus uitstlani.
DD1991 posted a topic in Fossil LiteratureA book on Mesozoic reptiles of Mexico will be out in 2014...... http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?cPath=1037_3130_3175&products_id=807153 While Mexico's biggest claim to fame in Mesozoic history is that it boasts the asteroid impact site at Chicxulub on the Yucatan Peninsula, what very few people know is that Mexico during the Mesozoic was once inhabited by marine reptiles and boasted the southernmost occurrences of North American ankylosaurs, ceratopsians, tyrannosaurs, hadrosaurs, and dromaeosaurs. While "Plesiosaurus"mexicanus and Amphekepubis were the first Mesozoic rep