Child T-Rex fossil listed on eBay for $three million sparks outrage
represents a singular a part of life’s previous, could also be misplaced from the general public belief.”
“Its proprietor used the specimen’s scientific significance, together with its exhibition standing at KU, as a part of his promoting technique. Solely casts and different replicas of vertebrate fossils needs to be traded, not the fossils themselves,” the SVP mentioned.
“As a result of vertebrate fossils are uncommon, most of them contribute uniquely to our data of the historical past of life. Every one that’s misplaced from the general public belief, is a part of that already fragmentary historical past that we’ll by no means collectively get well,” the society added.