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    FINE ALLOSAURUS SKULL CAST
    Allosaurus "jimmadseni"
    Jurassic
    Morrison formation, Dana Quarry, Washakie Co, Wyoming

    The Allosaurus was a large, fierce theropod dinosaur; a voracious predator accurately described as the T-Rex of the Jurassic Period, 150 million years ago. It grew up to 30 feet in length and was armed with a mouth full of knife-like teeth, hand-claws like razors, and foot-claws like daggers. This is a cast of the recently excavated Allosaurus skull from the Dana Quarry in Wyoming; although a relatively newly investigated site, the Dana Quarry is already famous for outstandingly well-preserved dinosaurs. This particular Allosaur was named "Dracula" because it was found biting the leg bone of a Stegosaurus, and because it was complete with nearly all of its teeth in place, an almost unheard-of characteristic; usually, if present, the teeth have fallen from the jaw bone, but this was a rare instance of the complete dentary arrangement being preserved in situ. This cast skull is a faultless reproduction of "Dracula", the virtually complete Allosaurus being offered in Session One of this auction. With superlative bone texture and a lovely dark patina, it measures 29¾ inches long by 30¼ inches high.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    12th Sunday
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