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By Larry Neumeister The Associated Press

US seeks to return 67 million-year-old dinosaur skull to Mongolia after it was sold at auction

NEW YORK Federal authorities said Wednesday they are seeking to return a Tyrannosaurus bataar skull to Mongolia after an anonymous buyer purchased it at auction in the United States in 2007 for $276,000.

Prosecutors filed papers in Manhattan federal court to formally secure the 32-inch (813-millimeter)-long skull after the California buyer who purchased it agreed to give it up.