A well-preserved dinosaur skeleton known as “Barry” is to be auctioned in Paris. The skeleton is expected to fetch around $1.2 million. It will be shown to the public in mid-October, Reuters reports. Barry belongs to a species of camptosaurs – herbivorous dinosaurs. It lived during the late Jurassic period about 150 million years ago. Barry’s skeleton was found in the American state of Wyoming in the 1990s. Its height is 2.1 meters, and its length is 5 meters.
In 2000, the skeleton was recovered by paleontologist Barry James, after whom the dinosaur was named. Last year, the skeleton was acquired by an Italian laboratory, which continued the restoration. “This is an extremely well-preserved specimen, which is quite rare. If you take, for example, its skull, it is 90% complete, and the rest of the dinosaur (skeleton) is 80% complete,” said Alexandre Gichello of Paris auction house Hotel Drouot. According to him, such exhibits are sold no more than twice a year. We will remind you that earlier we wrote that a tooth of an extinct mastodon was found in California. Read also: Lived before dinosaurs: scientists discovered the oldest creature on Earth
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