Allosaurus fragilis thumb claw
Late Jurassic, western United States
The dinosaur Allosaurus had strong forearms which bore three fingers. In life, a horny sheath covered this bone and made the claw larger and sharper. This powerful meat hook allowed Allosaurus to hold onto its prey while killing it with its mouth full of teeth. The largest Allosaurus claw is on the first finger or thumb and this replica is a cast of that claw. Allosaurus claws are one of our most popular fossil replicas.
This fossil cast comes with an informative label.
Size: 8 3/4" along outer curve
- Item #: 100