Monday, June 13, 2011

‘Oh dem bones’…dinosaur auction features fighting pair of skeletons

Good Morning Humboldt County!

Another day in paradise. Pull up a chair, pour a cup of coffee or tea, and take a quick peak at this story with me:

Natural history buffs with Tyrannosaurus-sized bank accounts got a chance to ante up on Sunday when an unusually large collection of fully assembled, museum-quality dinosaur skeletons was put up for auction.

The featured stars of the Heritage Auctions bidding were a "fighting pair" of dinosaur skeletons that sold to a museum for $2.75 million, and an enormous, 19-foot-long triceratops that fetched $657,250 from a private collector.

The Dallas auction included more than 200 items, including meteorites, minerals and other fossils.

The fighting dinosaurs -- an allosaurus and a stegosaurus -- were offered together because of their discovery in a Wyoming quarry with the jaw of the allosaurus wrapped around the leg of the stegosaurus, leading to speculation that the two were engaged in a predator-prey battle. Story Here.

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Thanks  for stopping by. Time for me to walk on down the road…

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