Eric Prokopi, 38, of Gainesville, Florida, has been charged with multiple crimes relating to a scheme to illegally import dinosaur fossils into the United States.
CINCINNATI - An exhibit of bones and fossils from dinosaurs that roamed the southern hemisphere from 250 million to 65 million years ago will make its U.S. premiere at a museum in southwest Ohio.
The Cincinnati Museum Center will present the "Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana" exhibit beginning June 13.
The exhibit produced by the Royal Ontario Museum of Toronto consists of artifacts and 17 full-size skeletal casts based on recent excavations in South America, Africa and Madagascar.
The exhibition surrounded by life-like environmental murals will include a skeletal cast of the Giganotosaurus, which museum officials say possibly was the largest land predator.
They say the exhibition describes the effect of continental drift on the evolution of dinosaurs during the Mesozoic Era.