Rare dinosaur skull leads the Bonhams’ Natural History auction
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Rare dinosaur skull leads the Bonhams’ Natural History auction

Rare dinosaur skull leads the Bonhams’ Natural History auction
tyrannosaurid skull If you are into fossil collecting, the upcoming Natural History auction at Bonhams on June 1, 2009 will feature a collection of unique fossil specimens. Leading the auction is a rare Tyrannosaurid skull, which is one of only three or four Alioramus skulls to have been discovered. Estimated at between $120,000 and $140,000, this skull is known as the "Tyrant Lizard from the Age of Dinosaurs" and was found in the Nemegt Formation, Gobi Desert, Central Asia. Alioramus is said to be smaller and slender than the T-rex, and has a higher tooth count. The Alioramus, whose skull has been put up for auction, would have measured over 20 feet in length. The auction also features a Triceratops skull from the Hell Creek Formation, North Dakota, which is expected to sell for between $100,000 and $125,000. Other highlights of the June 1 sale at Bonhams include a large Jurassic Ichthyosaur specimen ($60,000 to $80,000), an entire petrified wood tree ($125,000 to $150,000), a Titanothere skeleton ($20,000 to $25,000) and a very large mammoth tusk ($20,000 to $25,000). Via: Bonhams
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