Going once . . . going twice . . . sold for more than $2.3 million! That’s how much a buyer paid for a 150-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton in June.
No one knows for sure what kind of dinosaur it is. Some scientists think the remains are from a relative of a meat-eating dinosaur called an Allosaurus. Other experts say the fossil looks like it comes from a completely new species.
Scientists may never get the chance to solve this mystery. The fossil was bought by a wealthy fossil collector, not by a museum. When people buy fossils, researchers often don’t get a chance to study them.