VIDEO: Dinosaur skeleton sold for £400,000 at Billingshurst auction

A 55-ft long dinosaur skeleton has been sold at an auction in Billingshurst today (Wednesday November 27) - for an incredible £400,000.

The Diplodocus Longus skeleton was sold at Summer Place Auctions, as part of an ‘evolution’ sale.

JPCT 181113 Fossil Diplodocus skeleton named Misty to be auction at Summers Place, Billingshurst. Photo by Derek Martin

JPCT 181113 Fossil Diplodocus skeleton named Misty to be auction at Summers Place, Billingshurst. Photo by Derek Martin

The female dinosaur, which has been named ‘Misty’, was discovered by dinosaur hunter Raimund Albersdoerfer and his children in Wyoming.

The skeleton is extremely rare - this specimen joins only a handful of other known examples.

It was estimated to be sold for between £400,000 and £600,000.