Friday, 19 April 2019


quote [ Most Likely the Only BABY T-Rex in the World! It has a 15 FOOT long Body and a 21" SKULL with Serrated Teeth! This Rex was very a very dangerous meat eater. It's a RARE opportunity indeed to ever see a baby REX, if they did not grow quickly they could not catch prey and would die. Histology shows the specimen to be approximately 4 years old upon death. Reconstruction of the skull has been done by Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology (from Natural History Museum in FL). ]

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Bones of a baby T. rex now for sale on eBay. Some paleontologists aren't happy about it. (CNET)
If you've got an extra $2.95 million lying around (and who doesn't?), the remains of a baby Tyrannosaurus rex could be yours.

An eBay listing for a young T. rex's 15-foot body and 21-inch skull is drawing attention because, well, when was the last time you saw a dinosaur for sale online?

According to the Lawrence Journal-World, the T. rex belongs to Alan Detrich and had been on exhibit at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum. The university pulled the bones from display after the listing went up.

Detrich didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but in a tweet from April 10 said, "Today I will remove my 68 million year old 4 year old T-Rex Fossil that has been on display at the Museum for the past two years. .......Your Welcome."

In a statement posted on Twitter, the museum sought to clarify that it was not involved in the sale, saying "the specimen on exhibit-loan to us has been removed from exhibit and is being returned to the owner. We have asked that the owner remove any association with us from his sale."

So far, no one has made an offer on the bones, although about 774 folks are watching the auction as of this writing. eBay didn't immediately respond for a request for comment.

Detrich told the newspaper he and his brother discovered the bones in Montana in 2013. According to his Twitter account, this isn't his first T. rex sale. Detrich tweeted that he sold another one he dubbed Samson for "millions of dollars."

In a letter dated April 12, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology expressed ethical concerns about the sale.

"Because vertebrate fossils are rare, most of them contribute uniquely to our knowledge of the history of life. Each one that is lost from the public trust, is part of that already fragmentary history that we will never collectively recover," the letter said.

The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology responds to sale of a privately owned juvenile T. rex on eBay
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Dienes said @ 1:03am GMT on 19th Apr [Score:1 Funsightful]
It belongs in a museum!
JWWargo said @ 4:55am GMT on 19th Apr
Came here to make sure someone said it. Kudos.
rylex said @ 2:27am GMT on 19th Apr [Score:1 Original]
+1 illegal pron?
Paracetamol said @ 4:21am GMT on 19th Apr
Btw: not sure if this is actually illegal.
JWWargo said @ 4:54am GMT on 19th Apr
A friend of my family is owner of one the largest rock and gem shops in Manhattan. He used to have a full pterodactyl skeleton on display (though not sure if it was for sale). He told me about a time flying to Colorado for an auction to bid on a triceratops skull. He didn't win.
rylex said @ 5:07am GMT on 19th Apr
i'm all to aware it's not.

shit like this is probably where the missing link went.
mechanical contrivance said @ 12:59pm GMT on 19th Apr [Score:1 Funny]
No, the link works. I checked.
Dienes said @ 3:15pm GMT on 19th Apr
mechanical contrivance said @ 4:25pm GMT on 19th Apr
The best part is that there is a scale for measuring zoosexuality.
steele said @ 4:30pm GMT on 19th Apr
In their defense, T-Rex is thicc!😍😍😍
cb361 said @ 11:07am GMT on 20th Apr
Rubbish. There's lot of dinosaur porn.
cb361 said @ 11:08am GMT on 20th Apr
Wait - they have degrees of Zoosexual? Like martial arts? Do you have to take a test?
Headlessfriar said @ 11:59am GMT on 20th Apr
I thought it was more like the Free Masons or Scientology, you have to be deeper into the program before Jack Horner shows you his collection of therapod futinari comic books.
SnappyNipples said @ 1:13am GMT on 19th Apr
I made my own

Dienes said @ 3:13pm GMT on 19th Apr [Score:1 Interesting]
I loved that book!
mechanical contrivance said @ 3:42pm GMT on 19th Apr
Now that I know this book exists, I wish I knew a child nerdy enough to buy it for.
Headlessfriar said @ 2:16am GMT on 19th Apr
Clearly it's been dancing for tips.
rylex said @ 2:26am GMT on 19th Apr [Score:1 Good]
baby t-rex! do do doo doo do do
ethanos said @ 1:19pm GMT on 19th Apr
that rock looks fake...
arrowhen said @ 10:27am GMT on 19th Apr
There's probably a more important point to be appreciated here, but I lost my shit at "local pickup" and turned into a white-hot ball of rage.

If I could get paid to brutally murder every last person who ever listed anything for sale on the internet as "local pickup" I would wake up every morning suffused with joy and gleefully go about my appointed rounds with sublime gladness in my heart until I was forced to quit for the day.

The internet is by definition not local and anyone who can't understand that basic fact has no excuse for participating in modern humanity.

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