Christie’s cancels T rex skeleton auction after doubts raised

Sale of 1,400kg skeleton withdrawn after New York Times reported claims of similarities to T rex sold in 2020

Christie’s has called off the auction of a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton days before it was due to go under the hammer in Hong Kong after a US fossil company raised doubts about parts of the skeleton named “Shen”.

Christie’s said in a statement that Shen – a 1,400kg (3,100lb) skeleton – had been withdrawn from its autumn auctions week, which starts in Hong Kong on Friday.

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