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«Big John» , World's Biggest Triceratops, Sells For 5.

'Big John', World's Biggest Triceratops, Sells For 5.5 Million Euros

Visitors look at the skeleton of a gigantic Triceratops over 66 million years old

Paris:

The fossilised remains of 'Big John', the largest triceratops dinosaur ever discovered by paleontologists, sold for 5.5 million euros ($6.40 million) at a Paris auction on Thursday.

The total price, including commissions, was 6.65 million euros, the Drouot auction house, which conducted the sale, said.

Big John roamed the lands of modern-day South Dakota more than 66 million years ago.

Drouot had estimated the skeleton would fetch between 1.2-1.5 million euros.

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