Dinosaur skeleton found in Wyoming to be auctioned in U.K.
A replica of Big Al, an allosaurus that roamed Wyoming 145 million years ago, is seen on display at the University of Wyoming's Geological Museum on June 10, 2009 in Laramie, Wyo. (AP / The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Michael Smith)
Published Wednesday, October 16, 2013 10:03AM EDT
LONDON - A huge dinosaur skeleton found in the United States in 2009 is being auctioned in Britain.
Summers Place Auctions said the female Diplodocus longus skeleton, nicknamed "Misty," measures 17 metres long and 19 feet (tall. It said it was found mostly intact near a quarry in Wyoming by accident, and the skeleton was treated at a fossil laboratory in Holland before being assembled in Britain.
Author Errol Fuller, who curates the auction, said there are about six such skeletons in museums around the world, including those in Pittsburg and Washington.
The auction house, in southern England's West Sussex, said Wednesday the skeleton would go under the hammer on Nov. 27.
The sellers say it is likely to sell for more than $640,000.