Immense Dinosaur Leg
Lot 1062W
Immense Dinosaur Leg
Sold for US$ 37,500 inc. premium

Natural History

5 Dec 2017, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

Lot Details
Immense Dinosaur Leg
Diplodocus sp.
Jurassic
Morrison Formation
Dana Quarry, Wyoming

A thigh, leg, and foot specimen of prodigious size represents one of the largest creatures ever to exist on the planet. Sauropods were the most massive dinosaurs among the behemoths of their time. An infraorder of long-necked herbivorous dinosaurs, they walked on four short, thick, five-toed legs. Diplodocus, the likely genus of the present specimen, reached a length of over one hundred feet. It possessed a long, whip-like tail to balance its very long neck, a small head with nostrils above the eyes and pencil-like teeth located in the front of the mouth. The vertebrae of these prehistoric behemoths featured hollow chambers to lighten their weight.

The present massive specimen attests to the almost unimaginable size of these Jurassic giants. The specimen is composed of a mounted femur, tibia and fibula and foot. An expertly crafted metal armature supports this awe-inspiring discovery. Height measuring 11 feet
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