Skip to main content
Hamburger Menu Close

Advertisement

Entertainment

Small dinosaur fit for the living room to be sold at Paris auction

The fossilised iguanodon skeleton stands just 1.3m high and is 3m long, and is estimated to sell for between 400,000 and 500,000 euros (US$495,000). 

Small dinosaur fit for the living room to be sold at Paris auction

The skeleton of a dinosaur named Zephyr, measuring 1.3m in height and 3m long which lived around 150 million years ago, is displayed before its auction at Drouot auction house in Paris, France, September 7, 2022. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

A small dinosaur skeleton will go on sale in Paris next month and is estimated to sell for between 400,000 and 500,000 euros (US$495,000), auction house Giquello said.

Unlike huge dinosaur skeletons sold at earlier auctions, the fossilised iguanodon skeleton stands just 1.3m high and is 3m long. It was discovered in 2019 in Colorado, US, during road-building on private land.

"It's a dinosaur for a living room," auctioneer Alexandre Giquello said, referring to the size.

The creature is estimated to have lived more than 150 million years ago. Its remains have been restored by a team of Italian paleontologists.

The skeleton will be auctioned on Oct 20.

In 2020, the same auction house sold a 3.5m high and 10m long dinosaur skeleton for 3 million euros.

Source: Reuters/sr
Categories

Advertisement

RECOMMENDED

Advertisement