It is one of the most complete specimens ever found – Ansa /Courier TV
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One of the most complete T-Rex models in the world will be auctioned at a sale organized by Christie’s on October 6 in New York. The Tyrannosaurus specimen, when in life it weighed 8 tons, was 4 meters high and 12 meters long. Stan, this is his name, was a worthy representative of the queen species of dinosaurs, which fascinates the whole world. 67 million years old, the fossil was discovered in 1987 near Buffalo, South Dakota. Paleontologists from the Black Hills Geological Research Institute spent more than 30,000 hours of work unearthing it and reconstructing the skeleton of 188 bones. It has since been used in casts destined for dozens of museums around the world eager to acquire a copy of this exceptional Tyrannosaurus rex, who died at the age of twenty, according to researchers’ estimates. The value of the fossil skeleton is estimated at between 6 and 8 million dollars, which puts it within the reach of the absolute record in the matter, set by Sue, another T-Rex sold in October 1997 by Sotheby’s for 8.4 million. dollars at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.