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Tyrannosaurus Bataar Fossil Finally Returns Home To Mongolia
2013-05-07 09:56:57

Nearly a year after a dinosaur fossil was first reported stolen from Mongolia it is finally being returned to its rightful owner. US authorities in New York have returned the remains of the 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus bataar to the Mongolian government.

Dinosaur Fossil Smuggler Pleads Guilty
2013-01-01 05:47:14

Eric Prokopi, a Florida fossils dealer, has pled guilty to smuggling charges. He has agreed to give up the $1 million Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton seized by the U.S. government earlier this year after he attempted to auction it through Heritage Auctions.

Florida Man Arrested On Dinosaur Fossil Smuggling Charges
2012-10-18 08:49:02

The saga continues for a Tarbosaurus dinosaur fossil from Mongolia. In the latest act, a Florida man wanted for allegedly smuggling a host of prehistoric fossils, has been arrested.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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