T-Rex skeleton for sale

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A skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus-rex called Stan is up for sale in New York.

The skeleton is 12m long and is believed to be one of the most accurate T-rex specimens ever found.

The skeleton will be auctioned next month in New York. Experts believe it will set a record price.

Stan was discovered in 1987 in Buffalo, South Dakota. It took over three years to excavate his skeleton of 188 bones, as well as reconstruct it.

The T-Rex has been exhibited in Dakota’s Black Hills Geological Research Institute. He has been used to make replicas for dozens of museums who wanted their own T-rex model.

Stan was named after the amateur palaeontologist who discovered him.


Researchers believe Stan died around 60 million years ago when he was 20 years old.

Scientists think that T-rex usually lived around 28 years.

Only around 50 T-rex skeletons have been discovered since the first one was uncovered in 1902.

Back in October 1997, a T-rex called Sue sold for $8.4 million.

10 Responses

  1. Wow! That’s a big skeleton. Stan is an interesting name for a T-Rex, don’t you think? Personally, I think that it will be odd to have a skeleton in someone’s house. Who discovered him?

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