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Paleontology

I have always been fascinated with paleontology and archaeology as it is the real life history book of our foundation. Below are some of my personal collections that I have acquired. Not all are listed, but as time allows, I will be adding more.

Mosasaurus Jaw Bone& Tooth

Mosasaurus is the type genus of the mosasaurs, an extinct group of aquatic squamate reptiles. It lived from about 82 to 66 million years ago during the Campanian and Maastrichtian stages of the Late Cretaceous. 

Mass: 30,000 lbs

Length: 49 – 59 ft.

Lived: 99.6 million years ago - 66 million years ago (Cretaceous - Paleocene)

Kingdom: Animalia

Genus: †Mosasaurus; Conybeare, 1822

Class: Reptilia

Age: about 82 to 66 million years ago

Tyrannosaurus Leg Piece

Tyrannosaurus is a genus of large theropod dinosaur. The species Tyrannosaurus rex, often called T. rex or colloquially T-Rex, is one of the best represented theropods. Tyrannosaurus lived throughout what is now western North America, on what was then an island continent known as Laramidia. Here is a nice long piece of bone from a T Rex. It  was found in the Hell Creek Formation, near Newell, Butte County, South Dakota, about 20 miles north of Sturgis.  There were a large number of pieces (more than 120)  found in the same exact site, of a T-Rex.  Unfortunately  too eroded  to make a complete skeleton.  All the pieces are from the same back leg, so they are mostly femur, fibula and tibia of the T Rex. The specimen measures about 4.7 inches. It is a quite narrow piece of bone, broken off from a main leg bone.

Height: 12 – 20 ft.

Eaten by: Tyrannosaurus

Lived: 83.6 million years ago - 66 million years ago (Cretaceous)

Speed: Tyrannosaurus rex: 17 mph

Lifespan: 30 years

Eats: TriceratopsAnkylosaurusEdmontosaurusHadrosauridaeCorythosaurusAlamosaurusStruthiomimusTyrannosaurus

Large Spinosaurus Tooth

Spinosaurus is a genus of spinosaurid dinosaur that lived in what now is North Africa during the Cenomanian to upper Turonian stages of the Late Cretaceous period, about 99 to 93.5 million years ago. 

Height: 18 ft.

Lived: 112.03 million years ago - 72.1 million years ago (Albian - Campanian)

Family: †Spinosauridae

Kingdom: Animalia

Genus: Spinosaurus; Stromer, 1915

Eats: OnchopristisMawsonia