T. Rex, Other Large Fossils Up for Auction

A T. rex is one of the unusual items up for bid in Las Vegas.

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A 66-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton dubbed "Samson" is displayed at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino September 30, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The 40-foot-long female dinosaur fossil, excavated in South Dakota in 1992, contains about 170 bones and is said to be the third most complete T. rex skeleton ever unearthed.
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A woolly mammoth skeleton with 90 percent of its original bones is displayed at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.
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A pair of ceratopsian dinosaurs from the late Cretaceous period dubbed "Ben" (L), a juvenile, and "Xenia" are displayed at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.
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A foot of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton dubbed "Samson."
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Thomas Lindgren, co-consulting department director of Natural History at auctioneers Bonhams & Butterfields, stands next to the skull of "Samson."
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Enya Kim from the Natural History department at auctioneers Bonhams & Butterfields stands in front of one of the world's largest set of shark jaws comprised of about 180 fossil teeth from the prehistoric species, Carcharocles megalodon, which grew to the size of a school bus.
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A Hadrosaurid or duck-billed dinosaur skeleton.
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"Samson" was excavated in South Dakota in 1992.
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A woolly mammoth skeleton with 90 percent of its original bones.
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"Samson's" skull
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"Samson's" teeth
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