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Auctioned Tyrannosaur Skeleton Possibly Smuggled

This nearly complete Tyrannosaurus bataar is set to go on auction. It is one of many rare natural history specimens Heritage Auctions plans to sell on May 20. An Asian relative of the North American Tyrannosaurus rex, this spe

Disputed dinosaur fossil to be seized

Intrigue continues to surround the Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton that was sold for a whopping $1,052,000 at auction back in May. Even before the auction took place, the government of Mongolia stepped forward to claim

that the bones were stolen from the country. But it's only now that a

judge signed a warrant, giving feds the power to seize the prehistoric

animal's remains.