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An extremely well-preserved skeleton of a 150-million-year-old dinosaur, a camposaur called Barry, will be auctioned off in Paris next month.
The dinosaur, which was first discovered in the 90s in Wyoming, was first recovered in 2000 by paleontologist Barry James, after whom it was later named.
An Italian laboratory that obtained Bari last year has further restored the skeleton, which is 2.10 meters high and 5 meters long.
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"This is an extremely well-preserved specimen that is quite rare," said Alexandre Gikelo of the Paris auction house Otel Druo, which will take place. The integrity of his skull is 90 percent, and the skeleton is preserved at about 80 percent.
Dinosaur specimens in the art market are still rare, with no more than two sales per year worldwide, Jicello said.
The price of the skeleton, which will be shown to the public in mid-October before the sale, is expected to reach 1.2 million euros.