Stegosaurus (Plate Lizard)
Creation Evidences Museum Collection
Plate on stand with card
Dimensions: 20.5 inches with stand
9 inches wide without stand
12 inches wide with stand
This plate (approx 1/2 of the entire plate) is from a discovery in July, 1995 by Dr. Carl Baugh. A twelve year old girl from a local ranch led Dr. Baugh and team to a lone outcrop. Twenty feet away the end of a large femur and this plate were uncovered. Very similar to a tree leaf, the base tapers from a few inches to less than 1/8th inch thick at the top, and has a surface pattern resembling the veins of leaves. The Morrison formation, covering much of Colorado and Utah, is famous for the vast dinosaurs remains it holds. These bones are mineralized black or red, but have a green patina in some areas and are sometimes radioactive due to Uranium in the rock.
Half of this plate had eroded before it was discovered. Note the leaf-like patterns resembling tree leaves. These plates, set in one or two rows, were not attached to the top of the spine, but were apparently held in place by cartilage.
Expertly crafted by paleontologist Joe Taylor and his skilled team, this specimen is highly detailed to look just like the original artifact.
Please allow a few days extra delivery time as these casts are hand-crafted exact replicas.