Piece of Fossilized Dinosaur Bone from a Sauropod type Dinosaur
Dinosaur bone is the fossil remains of dinosaur bones in which the original cellular structure has been replaced with natural minerals. Skeletal remains of a dinosaur get covered with sediment or ash following a volcanic eruption, minerals being carried in groundwater then slowly seep into bone and once the water dries up the minerals left behind begin to crystallise slowly into rock. During this process the original bone cell structure is preserved within the rock!
Sauropod dinosaur bone the name means “lizard-footed” in Greek, these enormous prehistoric creatures had very long necks, long tails, small heads, and four thick, pillar-like legs. The Sauropod group of dinosaurs included the largest animals to have ever lived on land; Brachiosaurus, Diplodocus, Apatosaurus and Brontosaurus.
The name Sauropodia was coined by O.C. Marsh in 1878,
Found in the famous Dinosaur graveyard The Morrison Formation, Utah USA.
Approx Size: 20mm – 25mm
Age/: 150 Million Years
Location: Morrison Formation, Utah USA