Dinosaur skeleton auction to be postponed by 10 days, which is a responsible period for Mongolia
The "Tyrannosaurus Bataar" dinosaur skeleton, which is of possible Mongolian origin, was announced for bid through New York-based Heritage Auctions on May 20, 2012.
According to complaints of many scientists troubled about this issue, the President of Mongolia
submitted a claim to postpone the auction and determine the true origins of the skeleton, to which the Dallas Municipal Court, where the central Heritage Auctions offices reside, has released an edict to postpone the auction for 10 days.
International Lawyer Robert Painter is working on this case. Also many experts and researchers are expressing their opinions over the internet, where approximately 700 people have currently signed signatures in favor of returning the dinosaur skeleton back to its homeland.
As the auction is requested to postpone by 10 days, this is a responsible period for Mongolia to collect all required facts, materials and latest world news without losing time.
Tyrannosaurus Bataar is a smaller Asian cousin of the fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex that roamed North America during the Cretaceous period about 80 million years ago, measures 8 feet or 2.4 meter tall and 24 feet or 7.3 meter long, according to a statement by Heritage Auctions. Tyrannosaurus Bataar
In 1946, a joint Soviet-Mongolian expedition to the Gobi Desert in the territory of Umnugovi
aimag turned up a large theropod skull and some vertebrae in the Nemegt Formation. In 1955, Evgeny Maleev, a Russian paleontologist, made this specimen the holotype of a new species, which he called Tyrannosaurus Bataar. The species name is a misspelling of the Mongolian
“Baatar” - hero, warrior.