Jurassic Dinosaur Dung Sold at NYC Auction for Nearly $1,000
NEW YORK (AP) -- A 130-million-year-old pile of poo goes for $960.
A spokeswoman for Bonhams New York says the prehistoric deposit fetched more than its pre-auction estimate of $450 Wednesday night in Manhattan.
The auction house says the dinosaur dung is Jurassic era coprolite. It looks like a rock on the outside and a colorful mineral inside. Steve Tsengas of Fairport Harbor, Ohio, near Cleveland, bought the ancient excrement.
The fossilized dung is from the Jurassic era, the auction house said. It looks like a rock on the outside and a colorful mineral inside.
The buyer was Steve Tsengas of Fairport Harbor, Ohio. The 71-year-old owns OurPets, a company that sells products to treat dog and cat waste.