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Legal papers filed to seize the Tyrannosaurus bataar from Heritage Auctions.

If you've been following the news lately, you're aware that a rare Tyrannosaurus (Tarbosaurus) bataar was poached from Mongolia and made its way to the US, where it was to be auctioned in New York. Now, a new legal challenge has been filed that could return the iconic national treasure back to its native land and preserve it for both the people of Mongolia and scientists interested in its proper study.

The two links below are to pdfs of the legal papers filed and a press release issued by the attorney's general office (courtesy Dan Chure who helped make this all possible). These files are all part of the public record, so please feel free to share them widely.

Legal complaint file (6.3 MB)

Press Release (36 KB)






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