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 Subasta del estegosaurio Apex (1) infographic
El gráfico muestra al estegosaurio y los fósiles que han alcanzado los precios más altos en subastas.


Fósil de estegosaurio sienta un récord en subasta

By Duncan Mil

July 17, 2024 - Un esqueleto casi completo de un estegosaurio de 50 millones de años de antigüedad se vendió por $44,6 millones en subasta en Sotheby’s en Nueva York. El fósil colosal es apodado “Apex”.

The Stegosaurus ungulates inhabited Earth in the late Jurassic period, between 161 and 146 million years ago. The palaeontologist who discovered the fossil has named it Apex.

Jason Cooper found the fossil on his
property near the aptly named Colorado town of Dinosaur in the United States in May 2022.

Sotheby’s in New York will auction the fossil, which measures 3.35m tall and 6.09m long (11 feet by 20 feet), on July 17.

“Apex marks an incredibly important milestone, as simply one of the best fossils of its kind ever unearthed. Stegosaurus is one of the most universally recognizable dinosaur species, whose unmistakable silhouette has been a source of fascination and wonder for generations,” said Cassandra Hatton, Sotheby’s Global Head of Science & Popular Culture.

Sotheby’s has meticulously collaborated with the owner, ensuring that every step of the process, from the initial discovery to the final mounting, is documented with utmost care and precision.

PUBLISHED: 18/07/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Matthew Sherman/Sotheby’s, Wikipedia