Dinosaur Bone - Sauropod Femur
    Jurassic, Morrison Formation
    Central Wyoming, USA

    It does not take much to make the argument that Dinosaur Bones are amazing, and examples of complete bones can really be impressive for their size, shape and rarity. When a complete bone is unusually large, and comes from the Jurassic, it is likely to be something special. This fabulous femur - likely from a Diplodocus - really does have it all. The bone itself has great form: with both "knuckles" in good condition, along with a pronounced trochanter. The mottled surface shows an incredible patchwork of layers, and the bone displays a rich, reddish brown coloration, adding to its natural appeal. As with most longer bones, it was discovered in pieces. This femur has been expertly restored and prepared for display. There is a metal rod running through the core of the femur for stability. The bone is a remarkable 38 inches (96.5 cm) from end to end, and weighs a hefty amount. The Sauropods were large plant-eating Dinosaurs that populated the Jurassic, in what is now, North America. Diplodocus, once the longest Dinosaur known, and still the longest Dinosaur known from a complete skeleton, was a really large long-necked quadrupedal animal with a long, whip-like tail and a largely horizontal posture (given that its fore limbs were shorter than its hind limbs). This is the largest bone from one of the largest varieties of Dinosaurs that ever walked the earth. It is in good condition and looks like what a big Dinosaur bone should. The bone map illustrates where this bone was located in the skeletal structure of the Diplodocus.
    Overall Measurements: 38.0 x 9.0 x 6.0 inches (96.5 x 22.9 x 15.2 cm)

    Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

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    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
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