06-02-2012 06-02-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2600M Marlborough
June 2, 2012 10:00 AMCalender

Two Psittacosaurus Dinosaur Skeletons

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2600M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: June 02, 2012 10:00AM


Two Psittacosaurus Dinosaur Skeletons
Western Liaoning Province, China
Early Cretaceous (121-125 million years old)
Yixian Formation
Including one probable adult, lg. approximately 48 in. and a newborn, lg. approximately 8 in., both professionally mounted on a wooden board under a plexiglas case.

Note: Psittacosaurus is the most abundant and widely distributed ceratopsian dinosaur in the Lower Cretaceous area of Asia. It is a small (less than six feet in length) herbivore with a prominent parrot-like beak and high nostrils giving the skull a squashed appearance.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Both skeletons with replacement rib cage and other minor replacements. 6 inches of tail on larger specimen replaced, miscellaneous joints on feet restored as well as various vertebrae.


China, Western Liaoning Province