T-rex skeleton could fetch record price at New York auction

New York (AFP) – The skeleton of a 40-foot (12-meter) dinosaur nicknamed “Stan”, one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever found, will be auctioned in New York next month and could set a record for a sale of its kind.Discovered in 1987 near Buffalo, South Dakota, the 188-bone skeleton took more than three years to excavate and reconstruct by paleontologists from the state’s Black Hills Geological Research Institute, where it has been exhibited since.Stan, who researchers estimate died around 60 million years ago aged about 20, has since been used to make replicas for dozens of …

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