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Cabinet of Curiosities: Natural History, Entomology and Minerals / Paire de vertèbres articulées de dinosaure Articulated Pair of Dinosaur Vertebrae

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Paire de vertèbres articulées de dinosaure

Articulated Pair of Dinosaur Vertebrae
21 September 2022, 14:00 CEST
Paris

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Paire de vertèbres articulées de dinosaure

Articulated Pair of Dinosaur Vertebrae

Spinosaurus aegypticus
Late Cretaceous
Kem Kem Basin, Morocco

Fused grouping of two extremely rare, articulated Spinosaurus cervical (neck) vertebrae complete with associated processes. The preservation is outstanding with minimal compression and exhibits a rich orange-brownish coloration.

Spinosaurus was a unique carnivorous dinosaur which is thought to have been able to thrive in water as well as on land. Possessing webbed feet and crocodile-like jaws packed with deadly teeth, it was more than capable of hunting large fish in aquatic environments. On land, it probably preyed on the gigantic herbivorous dinosaurs of the Cretaceous Period. It has been suggested that Spinosaurus might have been the largest predatory Dinosaur of them all — up to 60 feet long and weighing up to 20 tons, bigger than Tyrannosaurus rex and bigger than Carcharodontosaurus. Specimen measuring 35 x 33 x 14 cm. Height overall with stand: 47 cm (2)

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Offered with a custom-fitted black metal stand.

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