Sauropod fossil dinosaur bones from the Saharan deposits of North Africa are extremely rare. While there have been scientific papers published on specimens found, the material is scarce and much has yet to be learned because of it. We cut our teeth on North African fossils decades ago and in all our experience over the last 20 years seeing what is dug and found in the region, we have never seen associated complete sauropod fossil bones ever offered for sale or found like this. This is a complete TIBIA leg bone of a Diplodocoid sauropod dinosaur. It was found associated with the femur and fibula which we are also currently offering separately, as of this listing. If you wish to own the complete set of three, NOW is the time to act to purchase them all before sold. They all are from the SAME DINOSAUR!
This is the only time we have ever had such rare fossil bone and it's a FIRST TIME we know of associated dinosaur bones being found and made available for private purchase, from the North Sahara Cretaceous deposits.
We acquired the unprepared bone as it was originally found, from a French collector who acquired it over 25 years ago. We then fully prepared the bone in our lab. Because we performed all the work ourselves, we can say with 100% certainty, what and how much work was performed with regard to repair and restoration. The tibia was found complete, in large sections. It required minimal crack filling with most pieces fitting together quite well. The natural integrity of the bone is extremely well-preserved. The blue-gray and plum colors are stunning and much of the detailed bone surface is impeccably intact.
This dinosaur fossil leg bone from the Sahara Desert, is IMMEASURABLY MORE RARE than bones from North America. North African associated major dinosaur limb bones (all from the same dinosaur), are a ONCE IN A LIFETIME find!
An exhaustive search of fossil dinosaur bones from North Africa will yield little results with much of it fragmentary or being of crocodile in origin, wrongly attributed to "dinosaur". The anatomy of this dinosaur fossil leg set compares extremely favorably with already published diplodocoid types found in the same region as this specimen was collected.
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