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The Most Expensive Fossil Ever

A Tyrannosaurus rex, (T.rex) sold for 31,85 million US dollars on 6 October 2020 is the world’s most expensive fossil ever found. For the palaeontologist Stan Sacrison, who founded the dinosaur in 1987, Stan had the name of the amateur. Stan’s just about 50 T. rex ever discovered, rex fossils. Specimen aged 67 million, one of the most famous T. Rex fossils broke its original sales estimate from 6 million dollars to 8 million dollars due to its good condition.Tyrannosaurus - Wikipedia
Last time, a full T. Rex was rewarded for the 1997 purchase of a skeleton called Sue for $8.36 million by the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History. So it’s unsurprising that Stan was in high demand. Stan would’ve stood 13 feet tall and 40 feet long in life and weighed nearly 8 tons. The T. rex’s serrated teeth are 11 inches long; some of the skeletal features suggests Stan was male. Approximately 190 bones in the Tyrannosaurus rex fossil are placing on a customised frame with additional cast components. For the original skull and teeth, there is a separate view. It is found in Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota in the Hell Creek Training. Some 67 million years ago, 16 metres deeper the bones were buried and date back to late Crete. It has a length of 37 m, an elevation of 13 m and a width of 6 m, so you need a large lounge. Many palaeontologists fear Stan will be selling these fossils to an unknown buyer for a long time, especially given that many scientific institutions can’t buy and publicly retain them.
Mechanisms of soft tissue and protein preservation in Tyrannosaurus rex
Besides being one of the largest, most complete T. rexes ever found, Stan is unique because his skull is wholly intact and well-preserved. Two of Stan’s neck vertebrae are fused near a T. rex tooth-shaped hole, revealing he had healed from a bite to the back of the head. Museums are not able to stay competitive in a tender war any longer with big-ticket fossils that are more and more wanted by the richest in the world. So Stan will possibly not enter the museum exhibit of additional specimens. Some palaeontologists were consternated by the sale of fossils, who claim that substantial archaeological artefacts should stay under the care of the organisations that fund them.
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