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A fossil hunter in Kansas hopes to get more than a few bites on the remains of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, which he charges for just under $ 3 million on eBay had listed.
Alan Detrich, archaeologist and fossil hunter, told NBC News that the remains of his brother Robert in 2013 were found in a database marsh in the Hell Creek Formation in Montana.
The dinosaur bones have a Buy Now price of $ 2.9 million and the option to make an offer.
Detrich said it was "probably the only one." Baby T-Rex "in the world, it has a 15 foot body, a 21 inch skull and 12 teeth in the lower jaw, according to the item description.
" This Rex was a very, very dangerous meat eater, "said Detrich It was about 4 years old when it died.
The item description originally related to the University of Kansas & # 39; s Natural History Museum, where the T-Rex was recently exhibited, which led the school to face setbacks in the social media.
"As an alum, I'm disappointed that the museum's most important natural history museum State acts as a shill for commercial fossil sales, "said Patricia Holroyd in 19459026, a recent tweet .
The museum responded by saying it sold or brokered the sale f copies were not sent to private individuals and the T-Rex was removed from the exhibition and returned to its owner.
The museum director also said that he had asked Detrich to remove any link from his entry.
Detrich's entry was viewed nearly 60,000 times and showed about 55 views per hour
B uyers take note: All sales are final – Detrich says he does not accept returns.