76 million year old dinosaur skeleton to be auctioned

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76 million year old dinosaur skeleton to be auctioned

The fossilized skeleton of a T. Rex relative that roamed the globe about 76 million years ago will be auctioned in New York this month.

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Auction house Sotheby`s said the Gorgosaurus skeleton will be the centerpiece of Sotheby`s natural history auction on July 28.

Gorgosaurus was a hill carnivore that lived in what is now the western United States and Canada in the late Cretaceous Period. It lived 10 million years before its relative Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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Sotheby`s said the skeleton sold was discovered in 2018 in the Judith River Formation near Havre, Montana.

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The Gorgosaurus is about 3 meters high and 6.7 meters long.

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All other known Gorgosaurus skeletons are in museum collections, making this the only example available for private ownership, the auction house said.

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Sotheby`s pre-sale estimate for the fossil is between $5 million and $8 million.

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