Bonhams Auction Rare T. Rex Tooth

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

It's not often that an archaeological discovery goes to market in a few months, but the Natural History auction in Los Angeles Bonham dinosaur tooth 11 December, he had just discovered this summer will be for sale.

The piece is one of the largest Tyrannosaurus rex tooth ever found, measuring 5 inches 1 / 8 (linear) from the bottom up. It was excavated in the late summer of 2011, Garfield County, Montana. Thomas Lindgren, co-director of the board of Natural History Department at Bonhams, said the show: "The tooth is more massive than all the teeth in the famous T. rex Stan, and is probably more important than Sue, the famous T. rex that reside in the Field Museum in Chicago. "The tooth is the upper left corner of the mouth of the dinosaurs, the upper teeth first or second - the area at the mouth of T. rex with big teeth.

The piece was developed by the Institute of the Black Hills. The restoration was necessary for filling cracks. The epoxy filler is pigmented black light indicates the exact location of the restoration. This was done to maintain the integrity of this exceptional piece for scientific study, while fossil stabilization and improvement of their aesthetic qualities, and to increase their monetary value.

The piece is estimated to bring $ 25,000 to 30,000. Other highlights include the sale December 1 of the largest saber-toothed cat skull ever offered at auction, estimated at $ 50,000 to 60,000. A palm dinosaurs fossil flower of Wyoming's Green River Formation is estimated at $ 45,000 to 55,000. View catalog.

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