Struthiomimus sp, Hand Claw

Struthiomimus (meaning "ostrich mimic", is a genus of ornithomimid dinosaurs from the late Cretaceous of North America. Ornithomimids were long-legged, bipedal, ostrich-like dinosaurs with toothless beaks. The type species, Struthiomimus altus, is one of the more common small dinosaurs found in Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, Canada. Its abundance suggests that these animals were herbivores or omnivores rather than pure carnivores. The size of S. altus is estimated at about 4.3 meters (14 feet) long and 1.4 meters (4.6 feet) tall at the hips, with a weight of around 150 kilograms (330 pounds).

Struthiomimus had a build and skeletal structure typical of ornithomimids, differing from closely related genera like Ornithomimus and Gallimimus in proportions and anatomical details. As with other ornithomimids, they had small slender heads on long necks (which made up about 40% of the length of the body in front of the hips). Their eyes were large and their jaws were toothless. Their vertebral columns consisted of ten neck vertebrae, thirteen back vertebrae, six hip vertebrae, and about thirty-five tail vertebrae. Their tails were relatively stiff and probably used for balance. They had long slender arms and hands, with immobile forearm bones and limited opposability between the first finger and the other two. As in other ornithomimids but unusually among theropods, the three fingers were roughly the same length, and the claws were only slightly curved. Henry Fairfield Osborn, describing a skeleton of S. altus in 1917, compared the arm to that of a sloth. These might have been adaptations to support wing feathers.

Struthiomimus differed from close relatives only in subtle aspects of anatomy. The edge of the upper beak was concave in Struthiomimus, unlike Ornithomimus, which had straight beak edges. Struthiomimus had longer hands relative to the humerus than other ornithomimids, with particularly long claws. Their forelimbs were more robust than in the similar Ornithomimus.
 



Related Items:

Dinosaur Track from California
Dinosaur Track from California   $17.00
Allosaurus fragilis, claw of hand
Allosaurus fragilis, claw of hand   $12.00
Thescelosaurus, claw
Thescelosaurus, claw   $12.00
Therizinosaurus cheloniformis, claw & sheath
Therizinosaurus cheloniformis, claw & sheath   $350.00
Allosaurus, claw with removable sheath
Allosaurus, claw with removable sheath   $145.00
Apatosaurus, giant hand claw
Apatosaurus, giant hand claw   $90.00
Utahraptor ostrommaysorum, articulated finger & claw
Utahraptor ostrommaysorum, articulated finger & claw   $31.00
Allosaurus, articulated 2nd finger
Allosaurus, articulated 2nd finger   $39.00
Utahraptor ostrommaysorum, pes claw with sheath
Utahraptor ostrommaysorum, pes claw with sheath   $41.00



Struthiomimus sp, Hand Claw 

resin
5.25 inches around curve
Item 3209 

Category: Replicas
Type: Claws
Phylum: Vertebrates
Class: Dinosaurs

$16.00 

USA Shipping: $1.50
Plus $3.90 handling per order


MORE PHOTOS:

Struthiomimus sp, Hand Claw

Struthiomimus sp, Hand Claw

Struthiomimus sp, Hand Claw



Now over 1,000 items!

Now Over 1,000 Items!

PrehistoricStore.com offers the largest selection of replica fossils and other fossil-related products anywhere in the world!

Download a Full Catalog (3MB PDF)
OVER 260 PAGES OF REPLICAS AND MORE!




Special Offers:
Dinosaur Safari: Dig and Keep Real Dinosaur Bones