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Hadrosaur Feet

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Boneheads Club excavated, cleaned, prepared, molded, cast, and mounted these specimens.

bones on lone from the Ken Barns Collection

"Dinosaurs of Texas" Exhibit at the Grace Museum 2003-04

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Period: Upper Cretaceous, Boquillas formation

Location: near Terlingua Texas

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Tooth marks

The astragalus and calcaneum are the largest bones in the ankle. The V shaped gouges are teeth marks of a Theropod, like a small Tyrannosaur or large raptor.  It grabbed the Hadrosaur by the ankle and pulled very hard with its front teeth leaving scratches in the ankle bone.  The Theropod probably swallowed the severed foot whole!  We do not know if this was a kill or an act of scavenging.

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calcaneum

           

astragalus and calcaneum

attachment to the tibia and fibula (leg bones)

Toes

ungual (the last toe bone, usually has a hoof-like nail)

     

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