It may be the first time a dead dinosaur is flying for free. U.S. authorities in New York are returning a 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus skeleton to the Mongolian government this week.
A Florida fossils dealer whose dinosaur was seized by the U.S. government so that it could be given to the government of Mongolia is demanding that it be given back to him.
The U.S. government has seized a dinosaur skeleton, sold by a Dallas-based auction house, in New York City. Officials say the fossil was unjustly taken from Mongolia.
An unusual arrest warrant was issued Tuesday when a judge authorized the Department of Homeland Security to seize a dinosaur from an art storage company.
The Mongolian government and a Dallas-based auction house have agreed to cooperate to try to resolve their dispute over a dinosaur fossil that was sold despite a court order.
Some fossilized tracks housed in a small building outside the Texas Memorial Museum tell the story of two beasts. Two dinosaurs, along an ancient sea near present-day Fort Worth, tramped through coastal mud.
In the bowels of the Museum of Nature & Science in Fair Park, Tommy Diamond sat hunched over what looked like a huge boulder of plaster. He spends eight hours (or more) a day chipping away at the vertebra of an Alamosaurus.