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Dryosaurus Skeleton Goes On Auction Block

A bit of Jurassic Park will go on sale this weekend when a gallery auctions off a 150 million-year-old complete skeleton of a dinosaur.

The rare fossil of the 9-foot-long dryosaurus dating from the Jurassic era could bring up to $500,000, according to the I.M. Chait Gallery.

Josh Chait, who runs the gallery, said the fossil was taken from private land in Wyoming in 1993 and is being sold by Utah-based Western Paleontological Laboratories.

Other fossils for sale include a 20,000-year-old wooly mammoth, measuring 7 feet tall and 15 feet long, and a 20-foot-long giant marine lizard.

The dinosaur skeletons are part of what the gallery is billing as a natural history auction.


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