The allosaurus has a remarkable similarity with its much later successor the tyrannosaurus but it is smaller. It has all the characteristics of the most formidable predators. The claws gripped and lacerated the prey and the 7 cm long teeth were curved backwards to prevent the victim from escaping. The very tall hind legs attest to its frightening power.
On June 12, 2011 Heritage sold for $ 2,75M including premium a group composed of an allosaurus and a stegosaurus whose bones were found intermingled, meaning that the carnivore and the herbivore had killed each other. This allosaurus named Dracula was 6.30 m long and 70% complete.
On October 5, 2010, Sotheby's sold for € 1,3M including premium an allosaurus 10 m long, which is very large for this species, also complete to 70%.
A new specimen named Kan found in 2013 in Wyoming will be sold by Aguttes in Lyon on December 10, lot 28. It measures 7.5 m and is also 70% complete. It is remarkable for the conservation of its skull with teeth still in place on the jaw and a very good articulation of the cervical vertebrae. Please watch the video in French shared by Art et Communication.
SOLD for € 1.13M including premium