A 40-million-year-old fossil is up for auction in the UK

03/08/2022 at 10:32

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The 92 cm long crocodile is in the best conditions to petrify it

It is a type of reptile from the Eocene period, after the disappearance of the dinosaurs

A 40 million year old crocodile fossil is up for auction in Glasgow, UK. It is part of a collection of 200 fossils and natural history specimens owned by a retired highland geologist. crocodile, Plalaysuchus PetroleumThey come from the Eocene era and have been found perfectly preserved.

The 92 cm long skeleton, which was discovered in China, is expected to be Up to 15,000 at McTear Cabinet of Curiosities auction on August 10. McTear Specialist James Spyridon stated that the fossil was in “pure condition” with a near-perfect skeleton on display.

Spyridion continued, “A similar, albeit larger example, recently sold at auction for $250,000, clearly demonstrates how important these wonderful items are.” Lots more in the collection Includes fossilized hardrosaurus egg nest From the late Cretaceous period, which can fetch at least £7,000.

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