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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Prokopi is giving up "Ty," the T. bataar that will eventually be returned to Mongolia, along with six other dinosaurs and various other bones in a deal that might win him a little...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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, including the Tarbosaurus skeleton which had been recently sold illegally through Heritage Auctions, was arrested on Wednesday, authorities reported. Eric Prokopi, 38, of Gainesville, Fla., was arrested on charges that he illegally smuggled numerous dinosaur fossils into...

2012-05-01 10:24:17

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Extraordinarily rare natural history specimens, including skeletons of exotic dinosaurs and a fist-size meteorite from Mars, are ready for their close-ups at I.M. Chait's May 6 auction in Beverly Hills. The headliner, known as the Tissint Meteorite, is believed to have solidified from lava 400-500 years ago. It landed in an African desert last July after a journey from Mars lasting hundreds of millions of years. According to eyewitnesses,...

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2008-10-22 11:41:25

Contrary to popular belief, polar dinosaurs may not have traveled nearly as far as originally thought when making their bi-annual migration. University of Alberta researchers Phil Bell and Eric Snively have suggested that while some dinosaurs may have migrated during the winter season, their range was significantly less than previously thought, which means their treks were shorter. Bell and Snively's findings were recently published in Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Paleontology. The...


Latest Saurolophus Reference Libraries

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2012-03-22 19:06:13

Saurolophus, meaning “lizard crest,” is a genus of hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (70 million years ago) of what is now North America and Asia. It is one of the few genera of dinosaurs that is known from multiple continents. The first specimen was described by paleontologist Barnum Brown in 1911. The skeleton is now on display at the American Museum of Natural History and is the first nearly complete dinosaur skeleton found in Canada. It was found in rocks of the...

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2012-03-20 22:10:02

Parasaurolophus, meaning “near-crested lizard,” is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now North America (76 to 73 million years ago). This genus is based on a skull and partial skeleton missing most of the tail and hind legs below the knees, which was found by a field party from the University of Toronto in 1920 near Sand Creek along the Red Deer River in Alberta, Canada. The rocks where the specimen was unearthed are known as the Campanian-age Upper...

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