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Re: tyrannosaurus

At 11:50 AM 9/2/97 -0400, DinoGeorge wrote:
>In a message dated 97-09-02 08:25:03 EDT, th81@umail.umd.edu (Thomas R.
>Holtz, Jr.) writes:
><< It is the skull of _T. efremovi_ which was stolen from Moscow, if memory
>serves. >>
>How do you like that!? Indeed, the skull was not mounted on the skeleton; a
>carved wooden replica was. As with AMNH 5027, the skull was deemed too heavy
>to be mounted on the skeleton and was left in a floor exhibit. So now
>someone's walked off with this too-heavy skull!?

I imagine it was more of a case of a truck in the night and an inside job of
someone wanting to make a quick buck...

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology              Email:th81@umail.umd.edu
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