If you have a few million left over, you can bid on this huge skeleton of a gorgosaurus that will be put up for auction this July.
The world before humanity continues to fascinate many of us. Movies like Jurassic Park or documentaries like Prehistoric Planet help feed our curiosity about creatures that lived on Earth more than 65 million years ago: the dinosaurs.
Almost as if it was set to happen around the time Jurassic World Dominion is in theaters, a true rarity on the private fossil market is coming up for auction this July.
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the auction house Sthoeby’s of New York has announced that A huge gorgosaurus skeleton will go up for auction on July 28.
The gorgosaurus, or gorgosaurus libratus it was a predecessor of the tyranosaurus rex that inhabited the late Cretaceous, around 76 million years ago. It is a super predator that, like his successor, was on the highest rungs of the trophic pyramid in his era.
It was a spice lavished on the western North America: what we know today with the United States and Canada. Fossils of these specimens have been found in that region.
Specifically, the gorgosaurus specimen that will go up for auction was found in 2018 in Havre, Montana, in the Judith River Formationwhere a lot of fossils have been found in recent years.
The skeleton that will go up for auction has a height of 3.04 meters and a length of 6.7 meters: come on, that in the living room of a floor does not enter.
It is the only gorgosaurus fossil on the private market: the rest are part of museum collections around the world.
Measuring 10 feet tall and 22 feet long, meet the first ever #Gorgosaurus skeleton to be offered at auction. 🦖
— Sotheby’s (@Sotheby’s) July 5, 2022
It is estimated that the price of the piece it will be around 5 or 8 million dollars at auction. From July 21 you can visit the exhibition to admire it.
It’s not every day we see a 76-million-year-old fossil the size of a truck cab go up for auction.