This amazing claw was recovered from the Maricopa asphalt seep in Southern California in the 1960’s and 70’s.
Gem quality claw from a rare critter. No repair or restoration.
Taxidea taxus neglecta
La Brea formation
Obtaining ‘tar pit’ fossils is nearly impossible today, unless from an old collection or from private property.
George Lee, a prominent fossil collector collected and kept quite a bit of this material in his warehouse for decades. It wasn’t until his estate was liquidated in the early 2000’s that it saw the light of day again.