June 2, 2009
Triceratops skull sells for $242,000
A Triceratops skull auctioned in New York sold for $242,000, nearly double its expected sale price, while an Alioramus remotus skull sold for $206,000.
Bonhams auction house, which did not reveal the names of the winning bidders, said the three-horned dinosaur skull was expected to sell for only $125,000 while the skull of the Alioramus remotus, a cousin of the Tyrannosaurus, was expected to sell for a maximum $140,000, the New York Post reported Tuesday.
The Triceratops skull, which measures five and a half feet in length, was discovered in North Dakota.