67 million year old T-Rex fossil sold for 250 million
THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE FOSSIL
A $ 31.8 million bid was made for a 67-million-year-old T-Rex fossil at the auction held by Christie’s in New York, USA. While the name of the buyer was not disclosed, the said price went down in history as the highest amount paid for a fossil in the world.
It was stated that the starting price of the fossil was set at $ 6 million, but online auction bids increased rapidly. Stan then broke the record for another dinosaur fossil named Sue, which was sold for $ 8.4 million in 1997 in a short period of time.
EXPERTS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR FUTURE
However, after the acquisition of Sue, it was exhibited at the Field Museum in Chicago. However, it is not known where Stan will go. Experts worry that it might disappear into a private collection never to be seen again. In the statement made by Christie’s, it was stated that some details about the future of the dinosaur may emerge in the next few days.
Bears the name of his explorer
On the other hand, Stan is named after the amateur paleontologist Stan Sacrison, who made his discovery. Dinosaur remains were first found in 1987 in South Dakota. The bones were excavated about 16 meters below the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary, when an asteroid struck about 66 million years ago, which killed three-quarters of all animal and plant species.
THERE IS NOTHING LIKE IT”
Stan is considered by scientists to be one of the best examples of T. rex in existence. British dinosaur expert Prof. “Stan quickly became a ‘Stan-dart’ for T. rex because this extraordinary fossil is unprecedented in the world,” said Phil Manning.