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Selling A T-Rex On eBay

A recreation of the rare Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton currently up for grabs on eBay.
A recreation of the rare Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton currently up for grabs on eBay.

More than 60 million years ago, the Tyrannosaurus rex roamed North America. Today, they're fetching 7 figures from museums and private buyers all over the world. There is a thriving market for dinosaur fossils and T-Rex is at the top of the food chain... but some people say this market is bad for science.

Today on The Indicator: the economics of dinosaur fossils. How does one come to own a T-Rex? Who buys them? And... aren't fossils priceless?

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