Struthiomimus Altus Claw Fossil For Sale
Species: Struthiomimus altus
Age: Upper Cretaceous (70 - 66 mya)
Location: Brusett, MT
Formation: Hell Creek
Weight: 1.4 oz
Size: 3 ½” x 1 ¼” x ¾"
This fossilized Struthiomimus claw is in beautiful condition. Some minor cracks are visible, but no major restoration is needed. The grooves on each side of the fossil have been preserved in great detail. This is a very sought after and recognizable dinosaur claw fossil. Easily recognizable, this will make a great talking piece and is small enough to put on a desk or mantle.
All of our fossils are 100% authentic and only restored with the greatest of care and most high quality process, no cheap fillers or glues.
Struthiomimus was an ostrich-like dinosaur which lived in modern North America during the late Cretaceous period. Struthiomimus was characterized by long limbs and a long neck, large eyes, and a toothless beak. It was approximately 14 ft long and 4.5 ft tall at the hips, making it relatively small for a theropod. Paleontologists are still unsure whether Struthiomimus was herbivorous or omnivorous, although almost all agree that its relative abundance precludes it from being a pure carnivore.
“Struthiomimus” comes from the Greek “stroutheios” meaning “of the ostrich” and “mimos,” meaning “mimic.”