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My thoughts on the Dragon/Dinosaur connection (apologies to Bruce Lee):
Chinese people have long dug up bones and teeth that they have called
dragon bones. Some of these bones, etc. are dinosaur material, and some are
other fossils, such as _Gigantopithicus_.... Dragons for the Chinese are
mystical, magical creatures - who also, for some, were considered real.
When asked, Chinese apothecaries could say they got their dragon bones from
a specific source.
In other words - dragon bones were always associated with fossils found
in China, but fossils found in Solnhofen have NOT had a historical
association with dragons in Europe...