Massive Triceratops Skull
Garfield County, Montana
Triceratops is unquestionably one of the most popular dinosaurs known. It lived at the end of the Cretaceous, 65 millions years ago, in vast herds that are thought to have fed near the shorelines of the intracontinental seaway which isolated the western half of North America from the rest of the continent.
One of the largest Triceratops skulls ever to have been brought to auction, the present specimen is approximately 95% complete, an amazing statistic considering that most ceratopsian skulls are partial specimens at best. This magnificent example was discovered on a private ranch by Jason Phipps, the brother of Clayton Phipps, the discoverer of the Montana Dueling Dinosaurs. Its massive structure is nearly perfect with very little distortion. Excavated as an articulated specimen completely intact in the ground, this extraordinary piece needed very little preparation. The lower jaws are cast reproductions. The magnificent specimen is offered with a photo history and a copy of legal rights of collection from the ranch owner.
Length from tip of beak to top of frill measures 7 feet 3 inches
- Please contact the Operations Department at 212-644-9113 for special instructions regarding the collection of this lot.