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MASS; DINOSAUR FOOTPRINT # 645

$75.00

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Description

Species: Grallator  # 645
Age:Early Jurassic ( 200 Million Years )
Location :ERVING, MASS.
Size; matrix  7 ”  X  9″
footprints are 4 1/2″ ( from top of middle toe to the heel ) x 3″ from the left toe to the right toe on the front of the plate.The smaller  footprint is 1 3/4 ” by 1 1/2″
On the bask-side of plate there is 1 concave footprint  that is 4″ ( from top of middle toe to the heel  ) and 3″ left toe to the right toe .

Weight: 3  pounds
Price:$ 75.00

This raptor like dinosaur probably stood about 4 to 10 feet tall. Natural fossil is approximately 200 million years old. Beautiful red sandstone, from MASS

Note: Grallator ( means similar to the tracks of the Grallae  or heron – stork family )   Free dinosaur Model  This one  when you purchase one of my Fossil Dinosaur  Footprint

 

Grallator is an ichnogenus (form taxon based on footprints)( and is thought to be the Coelophysis Dinosaur or Raptor like ) which covers a common type of small, three-toed print made by a variety of bipedal theropod dinosaurs. Grallator-type footprints have been found in formations dating from the Late Triassic through to the early Cretaceous periods. They are found in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and China, but are most abundant on the east coast of North America. The name of the footprint is not the name of the Dinosaur.

Grallator tracks were made by a theropod (carnivorous) dinosaur such as Coelophysis. This track have been well-developed claw impressions on all of the toes. This track has been  highlighted., The tracks are convex
and concave footprints ( see diagram above to see how footprints are
made and fossilized)

Dinosaur tracks have been chosen as the State Fossils of Massachusetts. This plate contains 5 Tracks that are  negative ( convex footprint )  sought by many collectors and it wonderfully exhibits the three-toed nature of the dinosaur’s foot and  . The tracks have been slightly darkened for contrast and is extremely well showcased on the plate of matrix. This is a striking example of a collectible dinosaur track that would display well on a shelf or in a display case and  quite rare as we don’t get many  tracks  like this one.

 

 

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 7 x 2 in
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