A rare skeleton of the dinosaur that was the basis for Jurassic Park‘s velociraptor sold for $12.4 million at Christie’s late Thursday evening, more than double expectations, illustrating that the market for dinosaur bones is still hot, despite controversy among scientists and researchers who widely believe skeletons and fossils should stay out of private hands.

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The skeleton, dubbed “Hector” after the Trojan warrior in the Iliadis the most complete skeleton ever found of the deinonychus antirrhopus dinosaur, which roamed between 108 million to 115 million years ago, the auction house said.

The event marked the first-ever appearance of a deinonychus fossil at auction, according to Christie’s, which estimated the skeleton would sell for between $4 million and $6 million.

Complete deinonychus fossils are among the rarest of all dinosaur skeletons, and Hector is the only complete specimen in private hands, according to Christie’s (two others reside in museum collections).

Hector’s winning $12.4 million bid (with fees) far exceeds that initial pre-sale estimate, continuing a years-long trend of high-dollar dinosaur sales at auction, the most notable being “Stan,” the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton that fetched $31.8 million in 2020 and set a record for the highest price paid for dinosaur fossils.