Allosaurus Pes claw with base
Scientific Name: Allosaurus fragilis
Location: Mesa County, Western Colorado, USA
Age: Late Jurassic, 149 MYA
Deinonychus lived during the Cretaceous period, about 110 to 100 million years ago. Deinonychus may have hunted in packs, attacking even very large animals, perhaps even large sauropods and ankylosaurids. This 3" specimen is a Dinosaur Replica or Dinosaur Reproduction. One of earth science resources. Among the best fossils for kids. Makes for a great dinosaur gift.
The Deinonychus claw is a remarkable and iconic fossilized relic from the world of dinosaurs. Deinonychus, a dromaeosaurid dinosaur, was a swift and agile predator that lived during the Early Cretaceous period, approximately 115 to 108 million years ago. What sets this dinosaur apart is its distinct, sickle-shaped claw on its hind limb, which is truly extraordinary.
Measuring several inches in length, the Deinonychus claw was a formidable weapon, designed for slashing and gripping. This claw was not only incredibly sharp but also had a unique locking mechanism in the foot, allowing Deinonychus to maintain a strong grip on its prey. It played a pivotal role in the dinosaur's hunting strategy, enabling it to subdue much larger animals through coordinated pack hunting. The Deinonychus claw is a symbol of the incredible adaptations and diversity of dinosaurs and serves as a tangible link to the fascinating world of prehistoric life, inspiring awe and curiosity among paleontology enthusiasts and dinosaur lovers alike.
Although slightly smaller than gigantic relatives like Giganotosaurus, Acrocanthosaurus was still among the largest theropods ever to exist.
Size: 5 inch x 2 inch (13cm x 5cm)
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