Impressive Tyrannosaurus Bataar Fossil Going Up for Auction Sunday

Posted on May 16, 2012

T Bataar Skeleton Auction

An impressive T. bataar skeleton will be auctioned off by Heritage Auctions on Sunday May 20th in New York City. The fossil measures 24 feet in length and stands 8 feet high. The fossil is expected to sell for $1 to $1.5 million. Heritage Auctions says T.bataar currently belongs to its own tribe, Tarbosaurinae, within the Tyrannosaurinae subfamily, but many scientists support a reversion to its initial classification (in 1955) as Tyrannosaurus bataar.

David Herskowitz for Heritage Auctions says they are hoping the fossil will go to a museum. Herskowitz says even if the fossil is purchased by a private collector it will still end up in a museum, although he did not explain how. Take a look:

Photo: Heritage Auctions

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