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    Manus Claw
    Anzu wylei
    Late Cretaceous
    Hell Creek Formation
    South Dakota, USA


    This manus, or "killing" claw, comes from an oviraptorid variety of Dinosaur. The claw is from the 'type' species, Anzu wylei, that grew up to 11 feet (3.4 meters) long and weighed in excess of 500 lbs. (227 kg). Considered among the largest feathered Dinosaurs to ever live, a famous paleontologist once remarked it was the "chicken from hell" which about says it all. This claw core has a typical, elegant shape and the example has a natural duality of form and color with one side featuring the more pronounced "channel" groove and a tan coloration, while the opposite side has a more saturated color palette of reddish hues.
    Overall Measurements: 3.00 x 1.50 x 3.50 inches (7.62 x 3.81 x 8.89 cm)

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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