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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The skeleton, which was looted from the Gobi Desert, was illegally smuggled into the US by Eric Prokopi, who later sold the fossil at an auction in NYC for a cool $1.1...

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...

Illegally Imported Dinosaur Bones Seized By US Government
2012-06-24 04:54:56

A rare, million-dollar dinosaur skeleton, which had been brought into the country illegally and sold last month at an auction, was seized by the US government Friday in what is being calling an important step towards returning the fossil to its native Mongolia, the Associated Press (AP) reported on Friday. AP Writer Larry Neumeister said that the Tyrannosaurus bataar (or Tarbosaurus) fossil was packed into wooden crates and loaded onto a white truck at a storage center in Queens, New York,...

Rare Dinosaur To Be Returned To Mongolia After Illegal Sale
2012-06-19 09:52:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com A million-dollar rare dinosaur will likely be returned to its rightful owners after it had been brought into the US illegally and sold to an anonymous bidder at auction last month, according to the US government, which has filed a lawsuit to force return of the fossil to Mongolia. The US lawsuit, filed in New York federal court, follows a restraining order placed on the sale of the dinosaur -- a Tyrannosaurus bataar (or Tarbosaurus) -- by Mongolian...

Tarbosaurus Fossil Was Illegally Imported, Sold In United States
2012-06-10 05:30:59

Experts say that a dinosaur fossil which sold for more than a million dollars during an auction last month had been removed from Mongolia illegally before being sold in the United States. According to LiveScience Senior Writer Wynne Parry, the specimen in question is a 75% complete skeleton of a Tarbosaurus, an Asian tyrannosaur which is related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Paleontologists from Canada, Mongolia, and the United States revealed on Wednesday that the fossil, which was sold to...

Skeleton of T-Rex Cousin On Sale In NYC
2012-05-18 12:19:40

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com How would you like to get in on the ground floor and own a piece of history, immediately becoming the envy of your peers and intimidating all those who may cross you? Sound too good to be true? Act now and you may be able to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime offer for only $1 million! Still unimpressed? You aren´t alone, as it seems the only people willing to take this bet are those who buy dinosaur bones and fossils at auctions. A nearly...

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2011-06-22 13:45:00

According to new research, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, which has traditionally been seen as a lone wolf kind of dinosaur, hunted in packs. The new research based on finds in the Gobi Desert suggests that the species was equipped with the build and speed for pack hunting, but also the brain capacity to work together as a team. Dr. Philip Currie of the University of Alberta said evidence from 90 skeletons of Tarbosaurus Bataar, a cousin of Tyrannosaurs Rex, suggests that about half a dozen of the...

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2011-05-10 07:50:00

A new study from an international team of scientists suggests juvenile and adult predatory dinosaurs had a range of hunting and feeding strategies. While adult tyrannosaurs wielded size and power to take down large prey, juveniles relied on their agility to hunt smaller game. "It's one of the secrets of success for tyrannosaurs"”the different age groups weren't competing with each other for food because their diets shifted as they grew," said Ohio University paleontologist Lawrence...


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Daspletosaurus
2013-04-28 18:27:18

Daspletosaurus, meaning “frightful lizard” is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur that resided in western North America between 77 and 74 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous Period. Fossils of the only named species were found in Alberta, although other possible species from Alberta and Montana wait for description. Daspletosaurus is closely related to the much larger and more current Tyrannosaurus. Like most of the known tyrannosaurids, it was a multi-ton bipedal...

Tarbosaurus
2013-02-18 12:21:10

Tarbosaurus, meaning “alarming lizard” is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur that thrived in Asia about 70 million years ago, at the end of the Late Cretaceous Period. Fossils have been uncovered in Mongolia, with more incomplete remains found further afield in parts of China. Many species have been named, although, modern paleontologists recognize only one, T. bataar, as legitimate. Like most tyrannosaurus, Tarbosaurus was a sizeable bipedal predator, weighing up to six...

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2010-02-03 16:23:27

Alioramus, meaning "˜different branch', is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (70 to 65 million years ago) from what is now Asia. It is known from a partial skull and three metatarsals (foot bones). It was discovered in the Gobi Desert in the early 1970s by a Soviet-Mongolian expedition. The fossil was found at Nogon-Tsav in the Mongolian province of Bavankhongor in the Nemegt formation. Alioramus was named and described by Russian paleontologist Sergei Kurzanov in...

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