The anger of paleontologists as & # 39; the only juvenile T-Rex in the world & # 39; is for sale on EBAY

A maverick fossil hunter has the remains of what he claims the & # 39; only juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex & # 39; put on sale on eBay for $ 2.95 million (£ 2.26 million).

Alan Detrich, who is not a trained paleontologist, borrowed his unique find from the Natural History Museum of the University of Kansas (NH) two years ago, which they exhibited for over a year.

The 68 million-year-old skeleton, named & # 39; Son of Samson & # 39 ;, was discovered by Mr. Detrich and his brother in 2013 on private property in Montana.

The collector has now decided to put the bones on the auction site and the academics are devoted to the weapons during the move, which they fear the science specimen has been lost and may increase the cost of buying fossils in the future .

Researchers say that studying the bones could lead to a breakthrough in the debate about whether such small skeletons are just immature T Rexes, or whether they represent an entirely different kind of dinosaur.

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A maverick fossil hunter has the fossilized remains of what he claims is the & # 39; only juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex & # 39; offered for sale on Ebay for $ 2.95 million (£ 2.26 million). This image shows a reproduction of the neck and skull of the dinosaur in the Natural History Museum of the University of Kansas

A maverick fossil hunter has the fossilized remains of what he claims is the & # 39; only juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex & # 39; offered for sale on Ebay for $ 2.95 million (£ 2.26 million). This image shows a reproduction of the neck and skull of the dinosaur in the Natural History Museum of the University of Kansas

Experts from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) in Bethesda, Maryland, said in an open letter that they are concerned because the fossil will no longer be available for study.

They also claim the lord Detrich used the scientific importance of the fossils, including the status of the exhibition at KU, as part of his advertising strategy.

In the first eBay listing, Mr Detrich & # 39; s sales pitch for the fossil emphasizes that it is connected to the university, which leads the school to tweet that it is not involved in sales.

The authors, Drs. Emily Rayfield, Jessica Theodor and P David Polly: & # 39; Vertebrate fossils are rare and often unique.

& # 39; Scientific practice requires that the conclusions drawn from the fossils must be verifiable: scientists must be able to re-examine, re-measure and re-interpret them – such re-examination can be done decades or even centuries after the fact .

& # 39; In addition, technological advances, new scientific questions and opportunities for synthetic research mean that new research often uses fossils that were originally collected with different goals in mind.

& # 39; For these reasons, the statutes of our Society explicitly state that & # 39; the barter, sale or purchase of scientifically significant vertebrate fossils is not allowed unless they are brought in or kept in public trust & # 39;. & # 39;

KU has since pulled the fossil out of public sight after anger broke out about the sale.

Alan Detrich, who is not a trained paleontologist, borrowed his unique find two years ago at the Natural History Museum of the University of Kansas (KU) (NHN), which they have restored and exhibited for over a year. This image shows fragments of bones over a contour of the skull of the dinosaur

Alan Detrich, who is not a trained paleontologist, borrowed his unique find two years ago at the Natural History Museum of the University of Kansas (KU) (NHN), which they have restored and exhibited for over a year. This image shows fragments of bones over a contour of the skull of the dinosaur

Alan Detrich, who is not a trained paleontologist, borrowed his unique find two years ago at the Natural History Museum of the University of Kansas (KU) (NHN), which they have restored and exhibited for over a year. This image shows fragments of bones over a contour of the skull of the dinosaur

The 68 million-year-old skeleton, named & # 39; Son of Samson & # 39 ;, was discovered by Mr. Detrich and his brother in 2013 on private property in Montana. This image shows bones from the back of the skull over an outline

The 68 million-year-old skeleton, named & # 39; Son of Samson & # 39 ;, was discovered by Mr. Detrich and his brother in 2013 on private property in Montana. This image shows bones from the back of the skull over an outline

The 68 million-year-old skeleton, named & # 39; Son of Samson & # 39 ;, was discovered by Mr. Detrich and his brother in 2013 on private property in Montana. This image shows bones from the back of the skull over an outline

The proportions of Son of Sampson in limbs can lead to new findings as to whether fragments of small T-Rex found in North America are actually members of a theoretical species called Nanotyrannus, experts say.

This research cannot be done scientifically until the bones of the creatures, who are believed to be the son of Samson to be one of the most complete, are permanently available for study, they add.

& # 39; This is about reproducibility in science & # 39 ;, said Thomas Carr, a paleontologist who studies the growth of tyrannosaurus at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Dr. Carr told the magazine that his research is paralyzed by the fact that dozens of well-known T. rex skeletons are housed in private collections or commercial storage rooms.

& # 39; There are approximately 34 copies that I am aware I just cannot study, & # 39; he added.

Mr Detrich has now decided to put it up for sale on the auction site and the academics are devoted during the move, fearing that the specimen for science would have been lost and the costs of buying fossils in the the future. This image shows the bones that can be seen in the museum

Mr Detrich has now decided to put it up for sale on the auction site and the academics are devoted during the move, fearing that the specimen for science would have been lost and the costs of buying fossils in the the future. This image shows the bones that can be seen in the museum

Mr Detrich has now decided to put it up for sale on the auction site and the academics are devoted during the move, fearing that the specimen for science would have been lost and the costs of buying fossils in the the future. This image shows the bones that can be seen in the museum

Researchers say that studying the bones could lead to a breakthrough in the debate about whether such small skeletons are just immature T Rexes, or whether they represent an entirely different kind of dinosaur. This image shows the ribs of the creature

Researchers say that studying the bones could lead to a breakthrough in the debate about whether such small skeletons are just immature T Rexes, or whether they represent an entirely different kind of dinosaur. This image shows the ribs of the creature

Researchers say that studying the bones could lead to a breakthrough in the debate about whether such small skeletons are just immature T Rexes, or whether they represent an entirely different kind of dinosaur. This image shows the ribs of the creature

Mr. Detrich said he originally shared his rare fossil because & # 39; the public should see it & # 39 ;, reported the Lawrence Journal-World.

Mr. Detrich said that in 2013 he and his brother had found the 68 million-year-old bones of a four-year-old T. rex on real estate that he had rented to hunt fossils near Jordan, Montana.

For the & # 39; no sayers & # 39; from the academic world who complained about the university's connection with the copy offered for sale, Mr. Detrich said that his message & # 39; gladly done & # 39; is.

& # 39; You're welcome – for me to have my dinosaur in the museum and to show people, & # 39; he said. & # 39; People have had the opportunity to actually see the baby T. rex. & # 39;

Experts from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) in Bethesda, Maryland, said in an open letter that they are concerned because the fossil will no longer be available for study. This image shows an intestinal bone that was part of the hip of the dinosaur

Experts from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) in Bethesda, Maryland, said in an open letter that they are concerned because the fossil will no longer be available for study. This image shows an intestinal bone that was part of the hip of the dinosaur

Experts from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) in Bethesda, Maryland, said in an open letter that they are concerned because the fossil will no longer be available for study. This image shows an intestinal bone that was part of the hip of the dinosaur

Experts also claim that Mr. Detrich has used the scientific importance of the fossil, including the status of the exhibition at KU, as part of his advertising strategy. This image shows the left and right thigh or upper leg, bones of the creature

Experts also claim that Mr. Detrich has used the scientific importance of the fossil, including the status of the exhibition at KU, as part of his advertising strategy. This image shows the left and right thigh or upper leg, bones of the creature

Experts also claim that Mr. Detrich has used the scientific importance of the fossil, including the status of the exhibition at KU, as part of his advertising strategy. This image shows the left and right thigh or upper leg, bones of the creature

In the first eBay list, Mr. Detrich's sales pitch for the fossil emphasized the fossil's links to the university, which led the school to tweet that it was not involved in the sale. This image shows the correct iscium, right pubic bone and left tibia bones of the dinosaur

In the first eBay list, Mr. Detrich's sales pitch for the fossil emphasized the fossil's links to the university, which led the school to tweet that it was not involved in the sale. This image shows the correct iscium, right pubic bone and left tibia bones of the dinosaur

In the first eBay list, Mr. Detrich's sales pitch for the fossil emphasized the fossil's links to the university, which led the school to tweet that it was not involved in the sale. This image shows the correct iscium, right pubic bone and left tibia bones of the dinosaur

Leonard Krishtalka, NHM director and a KU professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, said in an internal memo that it was intended to allow visitors to enjoy the specimen in the museum world until it was sold to a museum. & # 39;

Dr. Krishtalka said the references to the university to the university seem to indicate that the university promoted the sale in violation of a formal contract approved by the university's legal team.

The museum learned last week that Alan Detrich & # 39; the monster & # 39; Abruptly had eBay sold without informing the museum, said Dr. Krishtalka.

In addition to pulling the display, the museum asked Mr. Detrich for all references to the university and other & # 39; misleading language and photo & # 39; s & # 39; from his eBay list, according to the memo.

The proportions of Son of Sampson in limbs can lead to new findings as to whether fragments of small T-Rex found in North America are actually members of a theoretical species called Nanotyrannus, experts say. This image shows the cervical and dorsal center bones of the creature,

The proportions of Son of Sampson in limbs can lead to new findings as to whether fragments of small T-Rex found in North America are actually members of a theoretical species called Nanotyrannus, experts say. This image shows the cervical and dorsal center bones of the creature,

The proportions of Son of Sampson in limbs can lead to new findings as to whether fragments of small T-Rex found in North America are actually members of a theoretical species called Nanotyrannus, experts say. This image shows the cervical and dorsal center bones of the creature,

This research cannot be done scientifically until the bones of the creatures, who are believed to be the son of Samson to be one of the most complete, are permanently available for study, they add. This image shows a collection of inner skull bones

This research cannot be done scientifically until the bones of the creatures, who are believed to be the son of Samson to be one of the most complete, are permanently available for study, they add. This image shows a collection of inner skull bones

This research cannot be done scientifically until the bones of the creatures, who are believed to be the son of Samson to be one of the most complete, are permanently available for study, they add. This image shows a collection of inner skull bones

The University of Kansa has since taken the fossil out of public view after anger erupted over the sale. This image shows a recreation of the lower jaw of the creature

The University of Kansa has since taken the fossil out of public view after anger erupted over the sale. This image shows a recreation of the lower jaw of the creature

The University of Kansa has since taken the fossil out of public view after anger erupted over the sale. This image shows a recreation of the lower jaw of the creature

Mr. Detrich, also known for making religious art from dinosaur fossils, has long been a source of frustration for some in the scientific community.

They think that fossils should be discovered by people with more training and then donated for scientific research. Mr. Detrich emphasizes that fossil hunting is a risky, expensive business.

& # 39; Millionaires are not rich enough to purchase these dinosaurs, & # 39; said Mr. Detrich.

& # 39; I have no problem selling to billionaires, because they have enough money to protect and take good care of this fossil. At a certain point all these things end up in museums. & # 39;

WHAT KILLED THE DINOSAURS?

About 65 million years ago, non-avian dinosaurs were eradicated and more than half of all species in the world were destroyed.

This massive extinction paved the way for the emergence of mammals and the appearance of humans.

The asteroid Chicxulub is often cited as a possible cause of the extinction of the Cretaceous Paleogene.

The asteroid struck a shallow sea in what is now the Gulf of Mexico.

The collision released an enormous dust and soot cloud that triggered global climate change and wiped out 75 percent of all animal and plant species.

Researchers claim that the soot needed for such a global catastrophe can only come from a direct impact on rocks in shallow water around Mexico, which are especially rich in hydrocarbons.

Experts know that within 10 hours of the impact a huge tsunami was moved through the Gulf Coast.

About 65 million years ago, non-avian dinosaurs were eradicated and more than half of all species in the world were destroyed. The asteroid Chicxulub is often cited as a possible cause of the extinction of the Cretaceous Paleogene (stock image)

About 65 million years ago, non-avian dinosaurs were eradicated and more than half of all species in the world were destroyed. The asteroid Chicxulub is often cited as a possible cause of the extinction of the Cretaceous Paleogene (stock image)

About 65 million years ago, non-avian dinosaurs were eradicated and more than half of all species in the world were destroyed. The asteroid Chicxulub is often cited as a possible cause of the extinction of the Cretaceous Paleogene (stock image)

This caused earthquakes and landslides in areas as far as Argentina.

But while the waves were and eruptions, the beings who were living at that time were not only living on the waves – the heat was much worse.

During the investigation of the event, researchers discovered small particles of rock and other debris that were shot into the air when the asteroid crashed.

These small particles were called spheres and covered the planet with a thick layer of soot.

Experts explain that losing the light from the sun caused a complete collapse of the water system.

This is because the phytoplankton base of almost all aquatic food chains would have been eliminated.

It is believed that the more than 180 million years of evolution that brought the world to the Cretaceous point was destroyed in less than the lifetime of a Tyrannosaurus rex, which is approximately 20 to 30 years.