A caudal vertebra of one of the most enigmatic dinosaurs of the late Cretaceous Maastrichtian era. The Dakotaraptor was a large dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived in North America during the Late Cretaceous period and that was made famous to the public due to its presence in the Jurassic Park movie. With an estimated length of 5 m, 15 ft, it was definitely one of the largest Dromaeosaurs that ever existed. The foot claws of Dakotaraptor include a typical dromaeosaurid raptorial second claw, or "sickle claw", which was used for killing or holding down prey. Very good quality caudal vertebra of a rare dinosaur.
Late Cretaceous (66 mil y)
Hell Creek Formation, Jordan, Montana, USA
95 mm - 3.75"