South Dakota dinosaur will go up for auction at New York auction house

September 17, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) – The legend of the Tyrannosaurus rex known as Stan is getting fresh life thanks to Christie’s auction house.

It put the enormous fossil on display starting Wednesday through floor-to-ceiling windows at its midtown Manhattan gallery in advance of putting it up for auction.

The estimated value is up to $8 million.

Stan was discovered in 1987 in South Dakota, and experts say he must have weighed at least 7 tons, had eyes the size of baseballs and a bite that could have crushed a car.

It is one of the most intact dinosaur skeletons ever discovered.