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Cabinet of Curiosities: Natural History, Entomology and Minerals / Griffe et orteil de dinosaure Dinosaur Toe with Claw

Lot 13
Griffe et orteil de dinosaure

Dinosaur Toe with Claw
21 September 2022, 14:00 CEST
Paris

Sold for €1,402.50 inc. premium

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Griffe et orteil de dinosaure

Dinosaur Toe with Claw

Struthiomimus altus
Cretaceous
Hell Creek Formation, South Dakota, USA

Comprising three sections, each with great bone quality and patina, terminating with the claw. Complete with custom metal stand that correctly displays the bones in their original life positions, measuring 15.5cm in length.

Struthiomimus, meaning ostrich mimic, was a fast-running bipedal herbivore that was about 14 feet long and likely feathered. Running at speeds of 30 to 50 mph, the swift and slender Struthiomimus needed strong legs and flexible feet. Its bird-like triple-toed claw foot was perfectly adapted to speed the dinosaur away from larger predators. Measuring 15.5 cm (2)

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Offered with a custom-fitted black metal stand.

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