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T-Rex tooth sells for $56K at LA auction

December 12, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A giant tooth from a Tyrannosaurus Rex was sold for more than $56,000 dollars at a Los Angeles auction on Sunday.

The event was held at Bonhams Auction House. Bonhams says the tooth, measuring more than 5 inches, is one of the biggest and best-preserved ever discovered.

The tooth, which was found in Montana earlier this year, sold to a private collector whose name was not released.

The T-Rex roamed western North America some 67 million years ago.

A fossil palm flower from Wyoming also sold at the auction for $50,000.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.