This fossil is beautiful to the saur eye. A Gorgosaurus, a relative of the T-Rex, is expected to fetch up to $8 million at auction, according to a statement made by Sotheby’s New York. An apex predator that lived in the western United States and Canada during the late Cretaceous Period, this Tyrannosaurid family member roamed the planet around 77 million years ago.
It shares T-Rex genes, which result in traits like a large skull with many sharp, curving teeth and two little front limbs. Sotheby’s said that it had a greater biting force and moved more quickly than a T-Rex. The Gorgosaurus was a powerful force and a lone predator in its era, according to Sotheby’s, and it was said to have hunted in groups of four.
“This is the second time that Sotheby’s has sold a fossilised dinosaur skeleton. One of the largest dinosaur fossils ever discovered, “Sue,” was sold by the auction house in 1997 for an astounding $8.36 million. The most expensive fossil ever sold at auction was broken with the transaction. Starting on July 21, dino-fans may view the Gorgosaurus skeleton at Sotheby’s York Avenue galleries. The auction starts on July 28.