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T. Rex Pulled From Auction After Skeleton Raised Questions

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The Shen was shown in Singapore in October prior to its November auction.

The Shen was shown in Singapore in October prior to its November auction.
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Auction house Christie’s wins tyrannosaurus rex Specimens from the following roster after paleontologists expressed concern that one part of the dinosaur might belong to another T Rex Specimen.

Estimated 3,000 pounds (1,400 kilograms) T Rex The specimen, called “Shen,” was due to be auctioned at Christie’s in Hong Kong on November 30, but paleontologist Pete Larson questioned whether all the bones in the skeleton belonged to Shen. threw According to Christie’s, Shen was going to be one of the first. T Rex Skeletons auctioned in Asia new york times reported that Shen is estimated to go anywhere in the $15 million to $25 million ballpark.

“After consulting with the shipper, tyrannosaurus rex It was scheduled to go on sale in Hong Kong on November 30, but Christie’s has decided to withdraw the lot,” Christie’s spokesperson Edward Lewain said in a statement emailed to Gizmodo. said in. “The shipper has now decided to loan the specimen to the museum for public display.”

Lewine told The New York Times that the specimen “will benefit from further research.”

It came after Larson that Christie took Shen out of the auction. Black Hills Geological Institute— questioned the authenticity of dinosaurs.The Black Hills Lab once owned another lab, according to The Times T Rex A skeleton named Stan is found, and Larson notices Shen’s skull oddly resembles Stan. Stan was unearthed in his 1992 by Larson and his colleagues and analyzed over the next 30 years.

Larson specifically mentions a series of Stan-specific holes in Shen’s left lower jaw, which also appeared in Shen’s skull. I believe I bought it.The Black Hills Institute keeps and sells a copy of it.It may replace the missing bones from Shen’s skeleton, including the skull.Christie’s now leaves a note at the bottom of the item. I’m here. original press release It states:

Replica bones added to the original bones (called STAN™ elements) were created and purchased by the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Inc. (BHI). STAN™ Elements © BHI. 1992-2020. Duplication of these STAN™ elements may require clearance. Please contact BHI for details.

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