Tuesday, 29 January 2013

On the trail of the dinosaur rustlers

Dinosaur fossils are big business, with complete skeletons fetching millions. And that much cash attracts swindlers – whose illegal trade damages science in its wake.
The skeleton purported to be that of a Tarbosaurus bataar
seized by US authorities after fetching a price of $1m. 
It turned out to contain bones of several species. 
Photograph: Heritage Auctions, New York

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