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2009-03-22 12:49:15

A fossilized skeleton of a 150-million-year-old dinosaur failed to earn its minimum asking price at a New York auction, a gallery official says. Jake Chait of the Natural History Museum's I.M. Chait Gallery blamed the struggling U.S. economy for the unsuccessful sale of the Jurassic period fossil Saturday, the New York Daily News reported. If this was a year ago, the outcome would have been a totally different situation, Chait said of the auction, which organizers had predicted would end with...

2009-03-20 14:04:37

A fossil of a 150-million-year-old dinosaur could sell at a New York auction for up to $500,000, a gallery official says. Josh Chait, the director of operations for the I.M. Chait Gallery, said a Jurassic Dryosaurus fossil being sold for economic reasons would make an amazing addition for any collector, the New York Daily News said Friday. It's great for a private collection, Chait said. But I'm hoping it goes to a museum or some institution. The 9-foot-long fossilized skeleton was found in...

2009-02-24 17:15:34

A New York auctioneer said it is handling the sale of a complete dinosaur skeleton, one of only two known complete sets of dryosaurus bones. Josh Chait, director of the I.M. Chait Gallery, said an anonymous private collector hired the gallery to auction the 150 million-year-old skeleton next month, the New York Post reported Tuesday. He got it straight from the paleontologists who discovered it in Wyoming in 1993, Chait said of the collector. He said the 6-foot-tall dinosaur featured long...


Latest Dryosaurus Reference Libraries

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2010-02-16 15:35:57

Othnielosaurus is a genus of ornithiscian dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period (155 to 148 million years ago). It lived in what is now the western United States. It was formerly assigned to the genus Laosaurus. It is now named in honor of famed paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh. This genus was coined to contain the fossils formerly included in Othnielia, which is based on remains that may be too sparse to hold a name. Decades have been spent on research to untangle the taxonomy left...

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2009-08-18 21:23:53

Dryosaurus, meaning "oak lizard" (named for the vague oak shape of its cheek teeth), is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period. It was an Iguanodon. Its fossils have been found in the western United States and also in Tanzania and was first discovered in the late 19th century. An expedition led by German paleontologist Werner Janensch found a great number of fossils from many different age groups in Tanzania. The Morrison Formation in western North America has also...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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