In the spring of 2007, the team from Dinosauria International LLC made an exciting discovery in Wyoming: virtually complete skeletons of an Allosaurus and a Stegosaurus. The deadly carnivore and armored herbivore were suspected of having fought pitched battles across the savannahs of Upper Jurassic North America, but never before had they been found together. Here at last was proof not only of their co-existence, but an actual preservation of their combat. The Stegosaur was named "Fantasia" after the scene in the classic Disney film. The Allosaurus was named "Dracula" for its bristling mouthful of deadly teeth.
In our June 2011 auction you will have a unique opportunity to own this unprecedented find: two incredibly well-preserved iconic dinosaurs identified as rare species of well-known genera and found in association in the oldest and least explored stratigraphic zone of a famous and historically important American geological formation. Their early age give insight into the development and evolution of Jurassic dinosaurs in North America and their association gives them historic scientific significance.
The Fighting Pair
Allosaurus "Jimmadsoni" and Hesperosaurus (Stegosaurus) mjosi
Upper Jurassic Period, Kimmeridgian Stage, 155 million years old
Dana Quarry, Ten Sleep, Washakie County, Wyoming, USA
The stegosaurus: approximately 8 x 15 feet
The allosaurus: approximately 8 x 17.5 feet
For more information, please contact TheFightingPair@HA.com.
The Heard Natural Science Museum
Fantasia (Stegosaurus) and Dracula (Allosaurus) will be on display at the Heard Museum Starting Saturday July 10th.
The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, in Mckinney Texas, is the result of one woman's vision for the future and her commitment to the community and North Texas. Miss Bessie Heard devoted most of her lifetime (1886-1988) to the city of McKinney and its people. Her philanthropic endeavors and generosity of spirit left a legacy of accomplishment few people attain.
Her greatest contribution to her community and North Texas is the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. Miss Heard was 80 years old when she saw the need to preserve a place where future generations could visit to experience nature. The museum opened October 1, 1967 and now serves more than 100,000 visitors annually.
Heard Natural Science Museum
1 Nature Place
Mckinney, TX 75069-8840