Another dinosaur sells for millions.
Many paleontologists have criticized such high-priced sales, charging that they encourage the commercialization of fossils and inhibit research (SN 12/13/97, p. 382).
Acrocanthosaurus was a predatory dinosaur almost the size of T. rex and bore an unusual set of spines along its back. The dinosaur holds particular interest for North Carolinians because it may have inhabited that area 112 million years ago, says Dale Russell, a paleontologist at the museum.
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|Title Annotation:||North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences buys Acrocanthosaurus skeleton for $3 million|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Feb 7, 1998|
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