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Yard Sale: triceratops
Snippet from THE INDEPENDENT UK: (
>"Triceratops to reach monster price at auction
>Monday, 10 March 2008
>For sale: one dinosaur, 24ft long, 65 million years old, only the second
>fossil of this >grandeur >ever to go under the auctioneer's hammer.
>Would suit well-endowed museum or very spoilt, dino-mad, four-year-old with
>large bedroom. >Reserve price: ?500,000 (£375,000).
>For the next six weeks, a two-thirds complete skeleton of a Triceratops
>horridus (horrible >three-horned reptile) will dominate the Christie's auction
>show-room in Paris. The dinosaur, >with its missing bones replaced by resin
>replicas, will be the star attraction at what will be, >literally, a "monster
>sale" in the French capital on 16 April.
>Other lots include the skull of a sabre-toothed tiger, a titanosaur's egg, the
>skull of a >duck-billed dinosaur and the tooth of a plesiosaur, the maritime
>dinosaur which may,
>or may not, survive as the Loch Ness Monster. "
I don't expect these newspapers to be NATURE or anything,
but that's really pathetic.
Oh yeah, pterosaurs were dinos, too.