Exceptional Mounted Dinosaur Skeleton
Lot 1061W
Exceptional Mounted Dinosaur Skeleton
US$ 250,000 - 300,000
£ 180,000 - 220,000

Natural History

5 Dec 2017, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

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Exceptional Mounted Dinosaur Skeleton Exceptional Mounted Dinosaur Skeleton Exceptional Mounted Dinosaur Skeleton Exceptional Mounted Dinosaur Skeleton Exceptional Mounted Dinosaur Skeleton
Exceptional Mounted Dinosaur Skeleton
Camptosaurus dispar
Late Jurassic
Morrison Formation, Bone Cabin Quarry, Albany County, Wyoming

Camptosaurus was a bipedal/quadrupedal dinosaur, meaning that it could walk on either two or four legs. It was a browsing herbivorous dinosaur that lived in Western North America approximately 145 million years ago. The genus grew to reach nearly five meters in length and weigh nearly five hundred kilograms. With a beak at the front of its mouth and two rows of strong, chisel-like teeth lining its upper and lower jaws, it could easily crush tough plant material for its diet.

The present Camptosaurus dispar specimen is one of the most complete specimens of its kind. Especially exceptional is its virtually complete skull, which can be disarticulated for study. The specimen was discovered and collected by Western Paleontological Labs in the summer of 1996, at the Bone Cabin Quarry - a site which the American Museum of Natural History discovered in 1897 and excavated until 1903. The specimen is referenced in Marsh's Dinosaurs Historical Update and was recently exhibited in The Museum of Ancient Life over a fifteen-year period. The custom steel framework was expertly designed to produce an exciting animated pose. Length measuring 12 feet; height measuring 4 feet
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