Misty the dinosaur skeleton heads to Denmark

2013-12-17 16:40
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Copenhagen - A rare full skeleton of a huge diplodocus dinosaur sold in Britain last month was bought by the Natural History Museum of Denmark, the institution said on Tuesday.

The female skeleton, found in the US state of Wyoming by the young sons of famed dinosaur hunter Raimund Albersdoerfer, is one of very few full diplodocus skeletons found to date.

Removing the skeleton from the US was legal since it was found on private land, and US law only bans the export of fossils found on federal land.

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