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LOT 0447

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GBP (£) 2,500 - 3,500
EUR (€) 2,830 - 3,960
USD ($) 3,080 - 4,310

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£2,250 (EUR 2,545; USD 2,772) (+bp*)

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NATURAL HISTORY - THREE-DIMENSIONAL MOSASAUR SKULL WITH VERTEBRAE
CRETACEOUS PERIOD, 145-65 MILLION YEARS B.P.
24 1/2 in. (19.7 kg, 62 cm wide).

A fossil Mosasaur sp. displaying the skull with at least 33 teeth surviving in the upper and lower jaw, many with remains of enamel, alongside the remains of at least 15 of the animal's vertebrae; a juvenile on a sedimentary matrix wrapped in a plaster field jacket.

PROVENANCE:
From a Cambridgeshire, UK, collection.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate number no.11722-197505.

FOOTNOTES:
Mosasaurs (from the Greek for 'lizard') were aquatic dinosaurs which probably gave birth to live young.

CONDITION