Tyrannosaurus Source of Million Dollar Controversy

Friday, 22 Jun 2012 12:31 PM

By Michelle Lopata

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The Mongolian government is planning to seize a million dollar Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton it claims was stolen from its country, Yahoo! News reports.

The skeleton was sold by Heritage Auctions to an anonymous buyer for $1,052,000 back in May.

While it is unclear how the skeleton got into Heritage Auctions’ possession, it was made very clear that the Mongolian government wants the 8-foot tall, 24-foot long skeleton back.

“We want this dinosaur to go back to Mongolia where it belongs,” the director of the Institute for the Study of Mongolian Dinosaurs Bolorsetseg Minjin said.

Yahoo! News reports that Homeland Security is expected to take possession of the skeleton tomorrow and that it will remain in an undisclosed location while the court decides its rightful owner.

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