His name is Barry, he is 150 million years old, more than two meters high and five meters long. It will soon be sold under the hammer at an auction house.
Barry is a Camptosaurus, a herbivorous dinosaur that lived in the Jurassic Period. Its skeleton was discovered in the US state of Wyoming in the 1990s by paleontologist Barry James, who later named it Barry.
James began restoring the skeleton, and an Italian company (specializing in fossil restoration) later took over.
According to experts, the skeleton is in very good condition. “It’s a well-preserved example, which is very rare,” said Alexandre Giquilo of the Paris auction house where the auction is being held. “The skull is 90 percent complete and the rest of the skeleton is 80 percent complete.”
In the past, dinosaur skeletons were sold at auction for several million. Earlier this year, nearly €5 million was raised at an auction for a dinosaur skeleton, consisting of three hundred bones from various Tyrannosaurus rex bones.
Two years ago, the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found was sold at auction for approx 7 million euros. It was the skeleton of a herbivorous Triceratops.
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