Dinosaur skeleton expected to sell for $495K at auction

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A small dinosaur skeleton is hitting the auction block next month. 

The fossilized iguanodon skeleton is just over 4 feet tall and 9.8 feet long, Reuters reported. 

The skeleton, which is being auctioned off in Paris, is expected to sell for about $495,000, according to Reuters.

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"It's a dinosaur for a living room," Alexandre Giquello, an auctioneer, told Reuters in reference to the skeleton’s size.

The dinosaur was believed to have lived more than 150 million years ago, Reuters reported.

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It was discovered in Colorado in 2019 on private land and it was restored by Italian paleontologists, according to the outlet.

A small fossilized iguanodon skeleton is going up for auction on Oct. 20 in Paris. (REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier / Reuters Photos)

The auction will be held on Oct. 20 at the Drouot auction house, according to the Giquello website.

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Last year, the Drouot auction house facilitated the auction of the world’s largest triceratops skeleton, known as "Big John," FOX Business reported at the time. 

The skeleton is just over 4 feet tall and 9.8 feet long, the perfect size “for a living room,” auctioneer Alexandre Giquello told Reuters.  (REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier / Reuters Photos)

The 23-foot long and 8-foot high skeleton sold for $7.7 million in October 2021.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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