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Dinosaur skull seized from Wyoming home

U.S. customs officials have seized a dinosaur skull from a Wyoming home as part of a federal Homeland Security Department investigation.

The fossil came from a close relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex and is worth between $250,000 and $400,000.

The Tyrannosaurus bataar, also known as the Tarbosaurus, lived about 70 million years ago.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports (http://bit.ly/SqVeIW ) that federal officials have declined to provide any details about the case, saying it remains under investigation.

Federal officials recently seized a nearly complete Tarbosaurus skeleton that was sold at auction in New York and arrested a Florida man for illegally importing dinosaur fossils.

It's unclear whether there's any connection between the Jackson skull and the New York case.

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