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Texas doctor wins court battle to keep dinosaur skull fossil


November 29, 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas physician can keep his 70 million-year-old dinosaur skull fossil in an ownership fight with the U.S. government.

The Dallas Morning News reports a judge in Fort Worth on Monday agreed with Dr. James Godwin of Wichita Falls.

The palentology enthusiast argued the government , which seized the Tyrannosaurus bataar skull in mid-2013, waited too long with its August 2017 claim. The National Stolen Property Act allows five years from when an offense is discovered to seek forfeiture.

Godwin's lawyer says U.S. agents in July 2012 learned of his connection to the f...

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