Posted: Nov 11, 2009 8:26 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Nov 11, 2009 8:46 PM
Source: Associated Press
A fossil of a Tyrannosaurus rex was bought by a private buyer who intends to display it in a museum. It failed to sell at auction in Las Vegas last month. The buyer wants to remain anonymous but a spokesman for the auction house Bonhams & Butterfields says he wants to keep the fossil in the United States. The bones are of a 40-foot long, 7 and a half ton dinosaur that lived 66 million years ago. The selling price was between 5 and 8 million dollars. The T. rex was found in South Dakota 17 years ago and the remaining bones represent more than half the dinosaur's skeleton.