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Two dinosaur skeletons reconstructed ahead of Paris auction

2018-11-13 18:28
Two fossilised dinosaur skeletons dating back to the Jurassic period, a Camptosaurus and an Allosaurus, were assembled in Paris on Tuesday (November 13) ahead of an auction next week where they will be set up in a fighting position. The Camptosaurus, a herbivore which is 90 percent complete, could fetch between 500,000 and 700,000 euros, while its carnivorous counterpart, which is 55 percent complete, is estimated to sell between 600,00 and 800,00 euros. The two 4-meter long skeletons were discovered in the state of Wyoming in the United States. The "Natural History" auction will take place on November 21 at 1330GMT at the Artcurial auction house in Paris and is composed of 114 pieces, which include an array of stuffed wild animals.