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LARGE & RARE TYRANNOSAURUS LEG

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LARGE & RARE TYRANNOSAURUS LEG
Tarbosaurus bataar
Cretaceous, Maastrichtian stage
Central Asia
This superbly prepared and presented leg is from the fearsome Tarbosaur, close relative to the Tyrannosaurus and no less deadly and dominant in its local food chain. The giant tyrannosaurid roamed the plains of Central Asia at the end of the Cretaceous period, approximately 70 to 65 million years ago, just prior to the apocalyptic extinction event that spelled the final end of the dinosaursí reign on earth. This excellent evocation of the size and power of the fearsome lizard comprises a complete leg, in an exemplary state of preservation, right down to the wickedly curving claws with deep blood groove. It is further distinguished by an attractive patination of warm woody browns and earthy red, enlivened by patches of burnt orange and lovely flecks of white, and a lovely smooth texture. Rare and impressive, it is raised on a custom metal armature and stands 79 3/4 inches high overall.

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Estimate $20,000 – $25,000
Starting Bid $10,000
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