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Lot 1068
Modern Alligator Skeleton
19 November 2013, 13:00 EST
New York

Sold for US$8,750 inc. premium

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Modern Alligator Skeleton

Alligator mississippiensis
United States

Raised in captivity at a reptile rescue center, Colorado Gators this modern 9-foot-long alligator, named Ellie, was twenty-six years old at the time of her death. Bitten on the snout by another alligator, the damage is evident on the skull; the tooth from the second alligator was embedded in the underside of the maxilla. Although Ellie survived the initial bite, she died months later from respiratory complications. Numerous other pathologies are seen in this interesting specimen, which was beautifully mounted in a dynamic swimming pose by Todd L. Green, a researcher at Colorado State University. The offering includes a cargo case, a plaque with information about the individual animal, the scientific name and a list of bone pathologies.
Specimen measures 9 feet

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