Tyrannosaurus Rex Claw Replica
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*Please note these Tyrannosaurus Rex Claw Replicas are made to order and cannot be returned. If for some reason the item arrives damaged, we will replace the damaged piece.
This claw was from a hind limb of a juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex. The claw was excavated from a partial skeleton found in a dried up stream bed. These are beautiful museum quality fossil replicas made using a proprietary method that results in the most detailed and accurate reproductions you will find anywhere. More than 50 specimens of Tyrannosaurus rex have been identified, some of which are nearly complete skeletons. Soft tissue and proteins have been reported in at least one of these specimens. The abundance of fossil material has allowed significant research into many aspects of its biology, including its life history and biomechanics.
Tyrannosaurus was a bipedal carnivore with a massive skull balanced by a long, heavy tail. Relative to its large and powerful hind limbs, Tyrannosaurus fore limbs were short but unusually powerful for their size and had two clawed digits. A Tyrannosaurus rex forearm had a limited range of motion, with the shoulder and elbow joints allowing only 40 and 45 degrees of motion, respectively. The heavy build of the arm bones, strength of the muscles, and limited range of motion may indicate a system evolved to hold fast despite the stresses of a struggling prey animal. Tyrannosaurus rex was an opportunistic carnivore, acting as both a predator and a scavenger when appropriate. In the first detailed scientific description of Tyrannosaurus forelimbs, paleontologists Kenneth Carpenter and Matt Smith dismissed notions that the forelimbs were useless or that Tyrannosaurus rex was an obligate scavenger.
• You will receive a Replica Tyrannosaurus Rex Claw Approximately 7″ in size
• Extensively researched and sculpted
*Acrylic stands are no longer included. Please keep in mind that because these are made to order, these will take an additional 1-2 weeks processing time depending on the artist’s workload.