A nearly complete skeleton of a towering Tyrannosaurus bataaris set to go on auction on Sunday, 20 May.
The skeleton measures some 2.4-metres tall and 7.3-metres long.
This is the first full Tyrannosaurus specimen to go on auction since
Sue, a Tyrannosaurus rex, sold for $8.3 million in 1997, said David Herskowitz, director of Natural History at Heritage Auctions, the auction house conducting the sale.
The Tyrannosaurus bataar was uncovered in the Gobi Desert roughly eight years ago and has an estimated value of $950,000. Also called Tarbosaurus bataar, this species is an Asian relative to the North American T rex — via redwolf.newsvine.com