April 1, 2023

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A first for Europe: Tyrannosaurus rex under the hammer

The Swiss auction house Collier announced today, Saturday, that for the first time in Europe, a skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex will be put up for auction. The dinosaur, which lived about 67 million years ago, had a height of 4 meters and a length of more than 11.5 meters, and according to a conservative estimate, its price should be from 6 to 8 million euros. The auction is on April 18th.

The Trinity skeleton is one of the most amazing T-rex skeletons ever found, and is a well-preserved and beautifully restored fossil. It’s the third time ever that a T-rex has been hit with a hammer.

Sales catalog says more than half of Trinity’s skeleton consists of bones from three different T-rex specimens found between 2008 and 2013 in the northwestern US states of Montana and Wyoming. So far, only 32 T-rexes have been found worldwide, according to a study published in 2021 in the scientific journal Nature. Tyrannosaurus Rex is one of the largest predators that ever lived on Earth.

In October 2020, a T-rex skeleton in New York fetched a record-breaking $31.8 million (€27 million) at auction.

Photo: AFP

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