A rare dinosaur fossil of Deinonychus, the species that inspired the appearance and behavior of the fearsome Velociraptor in the “Jurassic Park” movies, just sold for the mammoth sum of $12.4 million on the auction block.

The 10-foot-long (3 meters) skeleton, unearthed in Montana in 2015, includes 126 fossilized bones of Deinonychus antirrhopus dating to between 115 million and 108 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period, according to Christie’s, which held the auction on May 12. 


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