Wyoming Dinosaur Bones Yield $615,000 at Auction

160 million years old


The skeleton of a diplodocus dinosaur that roamed what is now the western United States some 160 million years ago was sold for 400,000 British pounds ($651,100) to an unidentified public institution at an auction in Britain on Wednesday.

The dinosaur, nicknamed Misty, was found by the teenage sons of German paleontologist Raimund Albersdoerfer when they were helping their father search for fossils in Wyoming four years ago.