Albertosaurus Dinosaur Hand Fossil

$227.00

Albertosaurus forelimbs were small and had only two functional fingers, the second being longer than the first. The legs were long and had a four-toed foot. The first toe was very short and did not reach the ground. The third toe was longer than the rest.

Description

Albertosaurus Dinosaur Hand Fossil Replica measures 16.5 inches. Albertosaurus Dinosaur Hand Fossil is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Royal Ontario Museum skeleton specimen. Our precise hand can be used as a teaching tool, museum hand exhibit, home décor hand, or office décor hand.

Albertosaurus sarcophagus meaning “Alberta lizard” is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaurs that lived in western North America during the Late Cretaceous Period, about 70 million years ago.

Albertosaurus was smaller than some other tyrannosaurids. It shared a similar body appearance with all other tyrannosaurids. Albertosaurus was bipedal and balanced the heavy head and torso with a long tail.

However, its forelimbs were extremely small for their body size and retained only two digits. The hind limbs were long and ended in a four-toed foot on which the first digit, was short and did not reach the ground. The third digit was longer than the rest.

As a tyrannosaurid, Albertosaurus was a bipedal predator with tiny, two-fingered hands and a massive head that had dozens of large, sharp teeth. It may have been at the top of the food chain in its local ecosystem.

While Albertosaurus was large for a theropod, it was much smaller than its larger and more famous relative Tyrannosaurus rex, growing nine to ten meters long and possibly weighing less than 2 metric tons.

Albertosaurus shared a similar body appearance with all other tyrannosaurids. Typically for a theropod, Albertosaurus was bipedal and balanced the heavy head and torso with a long tail. However, tyrannosaurid forelimbs were extremely small for their body size and retained only two digits. The hind limbs were long and ended in a four-toed foot on which the first digit, called the hallux, was short and did not reach the ground.

The third digit was longer than the rest. Albertosaurus may have been able to reach walking speeds of 8−13 mph. At least for the younger individuals, a high running speed is plausible.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 16.5 in
Albertosaurus Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Family: †Tyrannosauridae
Subfamily: †Albertosaurinae
Genus: †Albertosaurus
Species: †A. sarcophagus
Binomial name: †Albertosaurus sarcophagus
Conservation Status: Extinct