Object of desire & Auction results
You’d be lucky to get the chance to bid for a dinosaur once in a lifetime, but this one comes with an added incentive – the successful bidder will have the honour of naming it.In 2013, the nine-metre-long skeleton was discovered in Wyoming, in an Upper Jurassic geological sequence laid down between 148 million and 155 million years ago. In 2016, European specialists noticed that it presented major anatomical differences from known allosaurs: it has more teeth, a more substantial pelvis with a broad suture between the pubic bones, and there are also differences in the bones of the skull. Bid for it at Aguttes’ single-lot Paris auction on June 4, estimate €1.2 million to €1.8 million; see aguttes.com.
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