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76 million year old dinosaur skeleton auctioned in New York City

Dinosaur advice: Don't choose extinction

Roamed fossilized T. Rex relatives Skeleton About 76 million years old Earth will be auctioned in New York this month,Sotheby's announcedon Tuesday.

The Gorgosaurus skeleton will highlight the Sotheby's natural history auction on July 28, the auction house said.

Gorgosaurus was the pinnacle carnivore that inhabited the western United States and Canada in the late Cretaceous. It existed 10 million years before its relative Tyrannosaurus Rex.

The specimens for sale were found in 2018 in the Judith River Formation near Havre, Montana, Sotheby's said. It measures almost 10 feet high and 22 feet long.

Sotheby's New York employees are the first Gorgosaurus dinosaur skeleton to be offered at auction on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Shows the size. In New York. Julia Nikhinson / AP

All other known Gorgosaurus skeletons are in the museum's collection and auctioned as the only specimen available for private use. House says.

"In my career, I had the privilege of dealing with and selling many exceptional and unique objects, but like this incredible Gorgosaurus skeleton. Few people have the ability to inspire wonders and capture imagination, "said the director of science and popular culture.

Sotheby's fossil fossil pre-sale quotes range from $ 5 million to $ 8 million.

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