Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Dinosaur skeleton has been seized from home in China

Police in China have seized 213 fossilised dinosaur eggs and skeletal leftovers. Police raided the house in Heyuan city and seized the eggs, which date back to the Cretaceous period.

The skeleton was later recognized as a Psittacosaurus, Xinhua news agency reported.

Heyuan was known as the "hometown of the dinosaur" in China, with many fossilised eggs exposed over the decades. The city's museum has set a Guinness record for having composed more than 10,000 dinosaur eggs.

Chinese laws place fossilised creatures under state ownership and ban any trade or ownership of them except by specialised institutions and professionals.

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