Have you ever wanted to own your very own dinosaur?
Well here is your chance. The French auction house Aguttes is putting an actual dinosaur skeleton up for sale on the 4th June in Paris.
The fossil belongs to an unidentified species and is currently owned by a British businessman. It was dug up in the Morrison Formation in Wyoming, and dates from the late Jurassic period (roughly 163.5 million to 145 million years ago).
According to the fact sheet, the dinosaur was an allosaurus, a genus of large theropod dinosaurs that lived during the late Jurassic.
The specimen being sold stands about 2.6 meters tall, and measures 8.7 meters from its head to the tip of its tail. If It were to be laid flat on the ground to remove the body’s natural curvature, it would be about 9 meters long. Almost 70 percent of the entire skeleton has been pieced together, following its 2013 discovery.
At present, the skeleton is on display at the Gare des Brotteaux in Lyon, an old railway station which has been converted into an exhibition space.