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Hell Creek Formation Cretaceous Sacrum? Which Dinosaur?


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I was wondering if anyone had any insight on which Dinosaur this came from.

I found it in South Dakota Late Cretaceous.

I figured due to the size it would be Triceratops, Duck Bill, or T Rex. It is quite unique and just thought i'd hear what you all had to say about it.

Measurements: Length: 17 inches x Height: 13 inches at highest point x width 7 inches. It's quite large and heavy.

Thanks for the help.

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You've got a ceratopsian cervical. These guys had the first three verts fused to hold up the silly heavy headbone. The extremely concave end I see in the 5th photo was my first clue. I've prepped a few of these, and this looks just ceratopsian cervicals. Nice find.

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Excellent Id information. Thanks for the help and compliments. The extra information about it holding up the skull is icing on the cake. I am fascinated with Triceratops. So large and interesting.

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Excellent Id information. Thanks for the help and compliments. The extra information about it holding up the skull is icing on the cake. I am fascinated with Triceratops. So large and interesting.

... And it is Wyoming's State dinosaur... :)

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