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Two Mongolians arrested for smuggling dinosaur fossil

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Two Mongolians arrested for smuggling dinosaur fossil

Mongolian Police have arrested two people over the illegal possession of a rare dinosaur fossil. The pair, a man from Ulaanbaatar and another from South Gobi (Umnugobi) province, were arrested after the police found information on the internet announcing the sale of the fossil.

The police seized the dinosaur remains and handed it over to the Institute of Paleontology and Geology at the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. The rare remains are from a dinosaur which lived 80 million years ago during the Cretaceous period.

It is strictly illegal to sell dinosaur remains in Mongolia.

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