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Lot 1467

Spinosaurus Foot Claw and Toe Bone. Made famous in "Jurassic Park III" as the dinosaur that killed a T-Rex, the enormous theropod dinosaur Spinosaurus with a huge sail on its back remains an enigmatic dinosaur as no even remotely complete skeleton has ever been found and the only partial skeleton was destroyed in World War II. Spinosaurus is mostly known from its teeth which are fairly common but usually broken and ugly. Claws are rarely found and big claws such as this 3.5 inch complete museum quality foot claw showing all of the bold grooves with a perfect tip and no restoration plus a 1.6 inch phalanx, usually only seen in museums. Claws are much rarer than teeth because dinosaurs could replace their teeth but not their claws. This 80 million year old dinosaur claw and toe bone were found in the Kem Kem Valley near Taouz, Morocco. These museum quality fossils are housed in a 8 x 6 inch Riker mount.

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Estimated Value $1,300 - 1,800.


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