THE entire skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex is to be auctioned in Europe.
The dinosaur — named TRX-293 Trinity — is about 67 million years old and could fetch £4.5million to £7.2million.
The full T-rex skeleton, named TRX-293 Trinity, could fetch up to £7.2million at auction[/caption]
Trinity is 38ft long and just under 13ft high.
Dr Hans-Jakob Siber, of the Dinosaur Museum in Aathal, Switzerland, said: “It’s one of the most impressive mounts I’ve ever seen. The quality of the restoration breathes life into the specimen.”
Scientific advisor Nils Knötschke, one of the world’s leading fossil preparators, says: “Dinosaur skulls are very rare; they are among the most valuable components of fossil skeletons.
“In fact, most dinosaurs are found without their skulls. But here we have original Tyrannosaurus skull bones, all from the same specimen.
“In all three specimens, the preparation was done very well, and the whole is very well preserved.”
Seventy per cent complete T. rex “Stan” sold for £26million in 2020.