International Science Times: Tyrannosaurus Skeleton is Truly Mongolian, Experts Say

A relative of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, auctioned for more than $1 million in late May by Heritage Auctions for $1.5 million, is truly Mongolian, experts said on Friday. While a court case is still pending, the announcement means the specimen was likely removed illegally and still belongs to Mongolia. “We have pulled a lot of them out of the ground and seen a lot of others come out of the ground, and in our professional opinion it is from Mongolia,” Mark Norell, a paleontologist at the American Museum of Natural History, told LiveScience. Under Mongolian law, fossils found in the country are the exclusive property of Mongolia. Heritage Auctions completed the sale pending a court decision, and if a court rules that the specimen is indeed Mongolian, it would have to be returned to the country. To read the full article, click hereTyrannosaurus Skeleton is Truly Mongolian, Experts Say

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