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>From Kevin Padian's paper, "Feathers, Fakes, and Fossil Dealers: How
the Commercial Sale of Fossils Erodes Science and Education" at
The circumstances under which "Bambiraptor" and other
specimens are collected raise serious ethical questions for
many paleontologists. A number of prominent paleontologists
refused to attend the Florida conference, even after repeated
entreaty, because they had questions about the ethics of
celebrating commercially collected specimens of uncertain
provenience and ownership.
According to the dinosauricon's Bambiraptor page at
it was described by Burnham, Derstler, Currie, Bakker, Zhou & Ostrom.
I don't know much about paeleontology, but even I recognise the name
Ostrom: anyone care to comment on his involvement in what looks (at
least according to the Padian paper) like a very dodgy enterprise?
Mike Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>