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Authentic Apatosaurus Dinosaur Chevron

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Authentic Apatosaurus Dinosaur Chevron

Jurassic 154 Million Years old

Morrison Formation

Utah

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Description

Authentic Apatosaurus Dinosaur Chevron

Includes custom metal stand

Chevron fossil measures 12″ long

Chevron on stand is 13-1/2″ tall

This is a beautiful 100% natural Jurassic piece with no restoration.

Apatosaurus was a type of sauropod (think long neck) which was a herbivorous dinosaur. This dinosaur lived during the Jurassic period and reached lengths of about 80 feet. Although it is one of the most well known dinosaurs, many people still call it a Brontosaurus. However, Apatosaurus is the correct name because the first bones found were named Apatosaurus.

chevron is one of a series of bones on the under side of the tail in many reptiles and dinosaurs. Their main function is to protect critical elements in the tail such as nerves and blood vessels from being damaged when the animal either supports its weight on its tail, or pushes it against a hard surface to propel itself. The hole in the top of the chevron is the nerve canal.

Interestingly enough, the name Apatosaurus means “deceptive lizard”.  What, a sneaky dinosaur? When paleontologist Marsh discovered the bones of this sauropod, he was surprised that the chevrons did not look like most other dinosaurs, but more like those of the mosasaur. So he named it APATOSAURUS!

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