A COMPLETE fossilised skeleton of a cousin of T.Rex is expected to fetch up to £7million when it is sold at auction.
The remains of a gorgosaurus — a top predator whose name means dreadful lizard — will go under the hammer this month.
It is said to be the first time a fossil of the creature has come up for auction in the world.
The gorgosaurus was smaller than T.Rex and roamed the world at the same time — about 76million years ago.
This skeleton, which is 10ft tall and 22ft long, was discovered in the Judith River Formation of Montana, US, in 2018.
Few remains have been found in the US, with most specimens being unearthed in Canada.
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Sotheby’s hopes it will fetch between £4.2million and £6.7million when it comes up for sale in New York on July 28.
The house said: “Measuring 10 feet tall and 22 feet long, meet the first ever Gorgosaurus skeleton to be offered at auction.”