Stolen Fossils
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by William Douglas Boyce

Stolen Fossils by Country:

Argentina, Rioja
Feb-94 University of La Rioja's Museum of Palentology
Riojasauru incertus (reptile cast skull & 56 vertabra) 230 million year old / Triassic
Probelesodon Lewisi (UPLR 18)
Probainognathus jenseni (UPLR 17)
http://tps.cr.nps.gov/crm/archive/23-05/23-05-6.pdf

Australia, Newcastle, NSW
July 27, 2003 Newcastle Regional Museum
Psittacosaurus sinensis (110 million year old)
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/07/26/1059084256894.html

Germany,
October 16, 1999 Institute of Geological Sciences and Geiseltalmuseum

Martin-Luther-University Halle;  18 specimens were stolen.
http://www.museum-security.org/99/088.html#3


Germany, Pappenhime
1991 estate of Eduard Opitsch
Archaeopteryx (one of 8 known early birds) 140 million year old
http://tps.cr.nps.gov/crm/archive/23-05/23-05-6.pdf

Philippines, Minila
7/28/99 Antique Shop
Dinosaur Eggs (2 fused together)
http://www.museum-security.org/99/044.html#7

Russia, St. Petersburg
12/1/98 Geological Museum (Chernishova)
Helicoprion bessonovi "holotipe" (270 million year old)
http://www.elasmo.com/leecreek/other_pg/news9901.html

Russia, Moscow
Jan-98 Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
Mamoth tusks (including worlds largest) 220 lbs
http://www.thonline.com/News/012298/National/92475.htm

Russia, Moscow
Aug-96 Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
Tarbosaurus efremovi Maxilla w/ teeth
Tarbosaurus efremovi -Lower jaw of holotype of  (PIN 551/2)
Protoceratops
Breviceratops kozlowskii PIN 3142/1. (late creatious)
http://www.anatomy.usyd.edu.au/danny/anthropology/sci.anthropology/archive/december-1996/0397.html

Russia, Moscow
1992 Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
Thooschus jakavlevi, 11skulls (including PIN 3200/  6, 81,82,132,154, 160,190) (230 million year old / Triassic)
Benthosuchus shuskini skull (PIN 2243/1) (230 million year old / Triassic)
Benthosuchus korabkari skull (PIN 3200/65) (230 million year old / Triassic)
Benthosuchus bystrowi skull (PIN 37831/1) (230 million year old / Triassic)
Aphanerama rostratum skull (PIN 42771/1) (230 million year old / Triassic)
http://tps.cr.nps.gov/crm/archive/23-05/23-05-6.pdf

South Africa, Kirstenbosch
National Botanical Garden - Gondwana Garden
Paleobotanic specimen
http://www.nbi.ac.za/kirstenbosch/conservatory/gondwana.htm

United Kingdom, Charmouth
Aug-00 Charmouth Fossils
Fossil specimens
http://www.charmouthfossils.co.uk/catalogue/stolen_fossils.htm

USA, Berkley CA
1994 University of California Berkelt Palentology Museum
Tyranasaurus Rex jaw
http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/99legacy/7-2-1999.html

USA,  CO
1997 University of Western Colorado (on loan from BYU)
Albertosarus  (Carnivorus Dinosaur)
Torvosarus (Carnivorus Dinosaur)
http://tps.cr.nps.gov/crm/archive/23-05/23-05-6.pdf


USA, Peoria IL
4/15/89 Bradley University
Paleoniscoid -Mazon Creek Fish (Alton IL)
Lamprey Mayomyzon pieckoensis -Mazon Creek Fish (Alton IL)
http://home.ease.lsoft.com/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind9701C&L=museum-l&P=R6326&m=24610

USA, Ann Arbor MI
Sep-96 University of Michigan
Diceratherium cooki, (Ancient Rino) Miocene / 25 million years ago) (Skull & Limb)
http://www.cmnh.org/fun/dinosaur-archive/1996Oct/0009.html

USA, Northfield MN
9/23/94 Carlton College
Fossils (522)  & Minerals (133)
http://www.cmnh.org/fun/dinosaur-archive/1994Sep/0130.html


USA, Emmery County UT
9/1/96 Cleveland-Loyd Dinosaur Museum & Quarry
Allosarus Bones
Apatosarus
http://tps.cr.nps.gov/crm/archive/23-05/23-05-6.pdf

USA, Seattle WA
2/21/2002 Burke Museum - University of Washington
Crinoid, 320 million yr old plantlike animal related to starfish
http://depts.washington.edu/uweek/archives/2002.04.APR_25/news_b.html


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