'Dueling dinosaurs' fossils donated to North Carolina museum

Lucian, N.C. N.C.

(AP) — Two dinosaur fossil fossils interweaving in what sounds like the last killing battle have been donated to a museum in North Carolina.

The Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences non profit group said on Tuesday in a release that it purchased private funds for fosilized animals.

The skeletons are donated to the paleontological archive of the Raleigh Museum.

The Tyrannosaurus rex and Tricheratops were buried together 67 million years ago, recognized as the doueling dinosaurs.

They found their fossils on a hillside in Montana and live deep in the soil they have been found.

The non-profit said that the distinct restoration would provide palaeontologists with an unparalleled science and education potential.

The skeletons are worth millions of dollars and were the target of a legal fight over who possessed them in 2006.

In June, a U.S. Court of Appeal held that the fossils belong to the landowners and not to the mineral property owners.