Jurassic era on sale

March 21st, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

A 150-million-year-old complete skeleton of a dinosaur is going on sale this weekend at a NY gallery auction.

The fossil of the 9-foot (3-metre)-long dryosaurus could bring up to US$500,000 , according to the I.M. Chait Gallery.

Josh Chait, who runs the gallery, said the fossil was taken from private land in Wyoming in 1993 and is being sold by Utah-based Western Palaeontological Laboratories.

Other fossils for sale include a 20,000-year-old woolly mammoth, measuring 7 feet (2 metres) tall and 15 feet (4.6 metres) long, and a 20-foot (6-metre)-long giant marine lizard. The dinosaur skeletons are part of what the gallery is billing as a natural history auction.

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