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Dinosaur skeleton found in Wyoming to be auctioned in Britain

Diplodocus longus skeleton, to be auctioned in London

Oct. 15, 2013: A large dinosaur skeleton is placed at a warehouse of an auction house in Billinghurst, England. The 17-metre specimen is a Diplodocus longus, one of the biggest animals ever to have walked on earth , some 150 million years ago. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

A huge dinosaur skeleton found in the United States in 2009 is being auctioned in Britain.

Summers Place Auctions said the female Diplodocus longus skeleton, nicknamed "Misty," measures 55 feet long and 19 feet tall. It said it was found mostly intact near a quarry in Wyoming by accident, and the skeleton was treated at a fossil laboratory in Holland before being assembled in Britain.

Author Errol Fuller, who curates the auction, said there are about six such skeletons in museums around the world, including those in Pittsburg and Washington.

The auction house, in southern England's West Sussex, said Wednesday the skeleton would go under the hammer on Nov. 27.

The sellers say it is likely to sell for more than 400,000 pounds ($640,000).