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Lot 42: DINOSAUR MANDIBLE
by I.M. Chait
May 16, 2010
Beverly Hills, CA, USALive Auction
This fine fossil jaw section is the lower half from a Psittacosaurs With a well-defined "beak" section it boasts great texture and a warm brownish-pink patination. One side boasts almost all of the flattened grinding teeth (the other side retains only one) and the inside face of the mandible shows the foramina, a line of small holes that carried the nerves and blood supply to the mouth and lip tissue. A good clean specimen, it measures 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.