Skeleton of giant T rex ancestor sells for $6.1m

The fossilized skeleton of a T rex relative called the Gorgosaurus that roamed the earth 10 million years before its descendent has sold for $6.1million (£5.01m) at auction.

The giant carnivore, which stalked prey in what is now the western United States and Canada 76 million years ago, went under the hammer at Sotheby’s in New York on Thursday.

The specimen
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