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Tyrannosaurus Homeless After Failed Auction

A fossilized Tyrannosaurus rex is still looking for a home after bidders failed to meet the minimum price today at a Las Vegas auction.

But Tom Lindgren of auction house Bonhams & Butterfields says it's in negotiations with a number of institutions and individuals, and is confident a sale will be completed in the next couple of weeks.

The auctioneer had hoped bids would top $6 million for the T. rex dubbed "Samson" at the auction.

Lindgren says the highest bid today was $3.7 million.

Experts say the 170 bones discovered about 17 years ago in South Dakota represent more than half the skeleton of a 40-foot-long, 7.5 ton dinosaur that lived 66 million years ago.

A similar t. rex fossil sold for $8.3 million in 1997.