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RE: Yixian Forgeries

> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Jerry D. Harris
> Hi All -
>         This was just brought to my attention:
> http://www.usatoday.com/news/acovtue.htm
> Rather than being just another article about "Archaeoraptor," this one
> discusses a second, and very pertinent, newly-discovered forgery from the
> Yixian Formation.

And the sad thing (okay, ONE sad things: there are other sad things related
to this as well...) is that some people have used this "rhamphorhynchoid" as
evidence for the Jurassic age of the Yixian!!

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
                Vertebrate Paleontologist
Department of Geology           Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland          College Park Scholars
                College Park, MD  20742
Phone:  301-405-4084    Email:  tholtz@geol.umd.edu
Fax (Geol):  301-314-9661       Fax (CPS-ELT): 301-314-7843