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Want to buy a dinosaur? One of the world's biggest T. rex skeletons is up for sale

September 15, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

STAN the T. rex will be displayed at Christie's in New York prior to auction on October 6, with an estimate of $6 million-$8 million.

One of the world's most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons is up for sale.

STAN the T.

rex, named after the paleontologist who first discovered his bones, walked the earth some 67 million years ago.

For the past two decades STAN has been studied at the Black Hills Institute in South Dakota, and paleontologists have produced dozens of papers and studies as a result.

Standing 13 feet high and 40 feet long including its tail, STAN is made up of 188 bones, making it one of the largest and most complete T.

rex skeletons in the world.

The first of its bones was found in the Hell Creek Formation that spans parts of Montana, North and South Dakota and Wyoming in 1987 by Stan Sacrison, an amateur paleontologist.


rex," said James Hyslop, head of scientific instruments, globes and natural history at Christie's, adding that STAN will be visible 24 hours a day through the windows at Christie's Rockefeller Center.

In August, a new species of dinosaur related to the Tyrannosaurus rex was discovered in England.


It lived in the Cretaceous period, about 115 million years ago, according to paleontologists at the University of Southampton, who spent months studying four bones that were found last year on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England.

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