Dinosaur skin impressions are quite rare. We often find bone, which tells us about the osteology of these ancient animals, however typically the soft parts of the animals decayed and were not preserved. Skin impressions are unusual, but when found, if carefully prepared, they help us to more accurately envision what these ancient animals would have looked like in life.
This skin impression is from a Hadrosaur.
Duckbill Dinosaur Edmontosaurus skin.
Cretaceous Hell Creek Formatoions of Alberta and Montana.
Measures approximately 3 x 4 inches.
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This patch of Dinosaur skin impression was taken off a larger (18 inch), skin sample found by a friend of mine.
The 18 inch piece was covered in a spotted pattern so this is proof the animal was covered in spots of sorts. This was likely a transition patch to thevbelly or tail under skin.