Sauropod Dinosaur Leg
Lot 2121W
Immense Dinosaur Specimen from an Undescribed Species - Mounted Femur, Tibia, Fibula and Foot
Sold for US$ 31,250 inc. premium
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Natural History Los Angeles
22 May 2013 13:00 PDT

Auction 21217
Lot Details
Immense Dinosaur Specimen from an Undescribed Species - Mounted Femur, Tibia, Fibula and Foot
Diplodocus sp., possibly Amphicoelias
Jurassic
Morrison Formation, Wyoming

From a recently discovered undescribed dinosaur species, a thigh, leg and foot specimen of prodigious size represents one of the largest creatures ever to exist on the planet.

Sauropods were the most massive dinosaurs among the behemoths of their time. An infraorder of long-necked herbivorous dinosaurs, they walked on four short, thick, five-toed legs. Diplodocus, the likely genus of the present specimen, reached a length of over 100 feet. It possessed a long whip-like tail to balance its very long neck, a small head with nostrils above the eyes and pencil-like teeth located only in the front of the mouth. The vertebrae of these prehistoric behemoths featured hollow chambers to lighten their weight.

The present massive specimen attests to the almost unimaginable size of these Jurassic giants. The specimen is composed of a mounted femur, tibia and fibula, and foot. A custom metal armature supports this awe-inspiring discovery. Height 11 feet
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