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this is shocking...

 

Christie’s Pulls T. Rex From Auction, Citing Need for ‘Further Study’ - The New York Times (nytimes.com)

 

but, for my opinion its the right decision and Black Hills is absolutely right.

I am a bit frustrated that the selled did not give the right infos about the T-Rex, no teeth are original, that it is a "cast" of Stan and no one really knows how many bones are original.... When a fossil like this will be offered for sale honesty is absolutely necessary!

Hope the seller will be banned from Auction-Houses

 

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Fossildude19

The article linked above is "soft paywalled".


Here is another version:

 

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FranzBernhard
4 hours ago, rocket said:

I am a bit frustrated that the selled did not give the right infos about the T-Rex, no teeth are original, that it is a "cast" of Stan and no one really knows how many bones are original.... When a fossil like this will be offered for sale honesty is absolutely necessary!

I don´t know what to do: ROTFL or crying :DOH:.

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Franz Bernhard

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All about maximizing $$$

 

Good lesson for future auction houses and bidders to do your homework

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and what the hey-ho does this mean: “54% represented by bone density,” bone density?

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Saw the story on the BBC :

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-63700297

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FranzBernhard

That´s a good one (quoting from the article above):

"We believe the original elements of Shen are authentic."

Top ;)!

Franz Bernhard

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Post and quote by Paleontologist David Fowler  :D

 

"A junk dinosaur - people need to stop saying "save it for science" when it's junk like "Shen" "

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FossilDAWG

I'm guessing "bone density" = weight.  IOW 1 femur = 50 smaller bones.

 

Don

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:DOH:  :DOH:  :DOH:

 

I hope stupid stunts like this might put a damper on insane sales for a bit. A real case of caveat emptor on this one.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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