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Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Mongolian Dinosaur Skeleton

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to smuggling a 70 million-year-old dinosaur skeleton into the United States from Mongolia, selling it at auction for more than $1 million. Prosecutors call Eric Prokopi a “one-man black market in prehistoric fossils.” Prokopi also agreed to forfeit claims on other dinosaur remains, including a Chinese flying dinosaur that […]

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Bones in London Museum May Belong to Oldest Known Dinosaur

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Bones that have been languishing in obscurity at a London museum for nearly 80 years may actually belong to the oldest known dinosaur. Scientists say they believe the bones uncovered in Tanzania in the 1930s are the fossilized remains of a dinosaur that roamed the Earth about 245 million years ago — at least 10 […]

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Florida Man Charged with Smuggling Mongolian Dinosaur Skeleton into US

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Federal agents have charged a Florida man with smuggling a 70 million year-old dinosaur skeleton from Mongolia into the United States. Prosecutors call suspect Eric Prokopi of Gainesville, Florida a “one-man black market in prehistoric fossils.” Prokopi allegedly brought the dinosaur bones into the United States and reassembled them to form a Tyrannosaurus Bataar skeleton. […]

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