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First-ever Gorgosaurus skeleton sells at auction for $6.1M to unknown buyer — scientists frustrated

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The specimen is 10 feet tall (three meters) and 22 feet long. It had been expected to fetch between $5 million and $8 million. Sale marked the first time that Sotheby's had auctioned a full dinosaur skeleton since it sold Sue the T-Rex in 1997 for $8.36 million.
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The HinduThe Hindu

Gorgosaurus skeleton sells for $6.1 million at Sotheby’s New York auction

Paleontologists say Gorgosaurus was fiercer and faster than the T-Rex, with a stronger bite of around 42,000 newtons compared to 35,000

2 months ago·India
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New York PostNew York Post

First-ever Gorgosaurus skeleton sells at auction for $6.1M to unknown buyer — scientists frustrated

These fossils fetched a fortune.

2 months ago·New York, United States
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Merco PressMerco Press

Full dinosaur skeleton auctioned for over US$ 6 million

The complete skeleton of a dinosaur that lived at the end of the Cretaceous era has been sold Thursday in a Sotheby's auction in New York for US$ 6.1 million to an anonymous bidder who also purchased the rights to name the fossilized creature at will, it was announced.

2 months ago·C C S, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Boston GlobeBoston Globe

Skeleton of a Gorgosaurus sells at auction for $6.1 million - The Boston Globe

The sale was the latest in a series of auctions for dinosaur fossils that have infuriated some scientists who worry about the commercialization of the earth’s evolutionary history.

2 months ago·Boston, United States
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Dinosaur skeleton sold for $6 million - Olay Newspaper Bursa

Gorgosaurus species dinosaur skeleton found buyers for $6 million at auction in the United States.

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Sotheby's auctions dinosaur skeleton for $6.1 million

In Sotheby's, a piece of prehistoric time was auctioned off - in the form of a Gorgosaurus skeleton that is more than 70 million years old. But who can now call the still nameless dinosaur his own remains a secret. By Anne Schneider. more Read the message on

2 months ago·Hamburg, Germany
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