Tyrannosaurus Sold Despite Mongolian President's Plea

23 May 2012 12:20 PM | Anonymous

Tyrannosaurus Sold Despite Mongolian President's Plea

     DALLAS (CN) - Despite a lawsuit from the president of Mongolia, a Dallas-based auction house sold a largely intact fossil skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus bataar on Sunday for $1.1 million - but transfer of the bones will be put on hold during litigation.

     Mongolian President Elbegdorj Tsakhia of Mongolia sued Heritage Auctions in Dallas County Court on Saturday.

     Tsakhia said the fossil came from the Gobi Desert and that exporting dinosaur bones or fossils from his country is illegal. He sought to enjoin the sale and transfer of the skeleton until legal ownership and proper provenance is established in court.


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