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Natural History - Jeholosaurus Biped Dinosaur

Antiquities - Natural History


LOT 0209

Estimate
GBP (£) 12,000 - 17,000
EUR (€) 13,700 - 19,400
USD ($) 16,550 - 23,450

Opening Bid: £10,800 (EUR 12,327; USD 14,895)
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NATURAL HISTORY - JEHOLOSAURUS BIPED DINOSAUR
Lower Cretaceous Period, 126 million years BP

A fossilised Jeholosaurus shangyuanensis dinosaur, the skeleton having been been fully prepared and then mounted in an alert walking pose, the wire support frame affixed to a base for display. 1.7 kg total including base, 63cm long (24 3/4").

Condition
Very fine condition, minor restoration. A rare museum quality exhibit.

Provenance
Property of a North London collector; formerly with Brian Lloyd of Gregory, Bottley & Lloyd, Walmer, Kent, UK; acquired from a post graduate student as a study collection of unmounted bones in 2001, and subsequently prepared and mounted; accompanied by a copy of the official Chinese provincial government export permit.

Literature
See Xu, Wang and You, A Primitive Ornithopod from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation of Liaoning, Vertebrata PalAsiatica 38(4), 2000, pp.318-325.

Footnotes
This juvenile Jeholosaurus dinosaur (lizard from Jehol) was either herbivorous or omniverous. The first known example was identified in 2000 at Lujiatun, near Beipiao City in China, being found in the Yixian Formation dating to about 126 million years BP, the early Aptian Cretaceous Period.

Date
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