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Lot 12
Fémur de dinosaure

Dinosaur Femur
21 September 2022, 14:00 CEST
Paris

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Fémur de dinosaure

Dinosaur Femur

Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis
Cretaceous
Hell Creek Formation, Montana, USA

The femur is typically the largest bone, and it certainly has an appealing shape. This exceptionally complete thigh bone displays both of the naturally split "knuckles" on each end and boasts a rich charcoal gray patina.

Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis are a closely related genera known as the bone-headed or dome-headed dinosaurs due their extraordinarily thick skull, which has been theorized to have been used in intraspecies competition (head-butting, as in modern rams) or for species recognition and display. Height of specimen: 30.5 cm. Height overall: 34 cm. (2)

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Accompanied by a custom-fitted black metal stand.

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