Highlights

  • Gorgosaurus skeleton sells for $6.1 million
  • Specimen discovered in 2018 in Montana
  • It measures 10 feet tall and 22 feet long

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Fossilized dinosaur skeleton sells for $6.1 million

The Gorgosaurus skeleton is the highlight Sotheby's natural history auction. The Gorgosaurus was an apex carnivore that lived in what is now the western United States and Canada during the Late Cretaceous period.

The fossilized skeleton of a T. rex relative that roamed the earth about 76 million years ago sold for $6.1 million as the opening lot of Sotheby's live Natural History sale in New York Thursday.

The Gorgosaurus skeleton is the highlight Sotheby's natural history auction. The Gorgosaurus was an apex carnivore that lived in what is now the western United States and Canada during the Late Cretaceous period. It predated its relative the Tyrannosaurus rex by 10 million years.

The specimen was discovered in 2018 in the Judith River Formation near Havre, Montana. It measures nearly 10 feet (3 meters) tall and 22 (6.7 meters) feet long.

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