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    LARGE DINOSAUR LEG
    Diplodocus longus
    Jurassic
    Morrison formation, Dana Quarry, Washakie Co., Wyoming

    The Diplodocus was one of the longest dinosaurs to ever roam the earth, often times reaching over 100 feet in length. It had a distinctive long neck and full body, and conforms to what many imagine as the "typical" dinosaur shape - huge beasts that were as big as a house. Numerous articulated dinosaur skeletons have been found recently in the Dana Quarry in Wyoming; the 150 million year old Jurassic sand and mudstone is thought to be an ancient watering hole where many dinosaurs, both predator and prey, met a grisly end trapped in the mud. This specimen from the quarry is an excellently articulated leg comprising twenty bones in their osteologically correct position, with superb texture and a gorgeous dark patination, mounted in a custom metal armature. There is some professional restoration, which only enhances the amazingly life-like pose, and it makes for an extremely impressive display piece, standing over 90 inches or 7 ½ feet high.


    Estimate: $20,000 - $26,000.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    6th Sunday
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