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Re: Selling chinese fossils



>> I've noticed lately an increase in the number of chinese fossils for
sale, 
>> things like Jeholosaurus and Cathayornis (several of the former on
ebay 
>> recently.)
>>
>> Surely this is illegal? or have I missed something?

> As far as I know... unless you have diplomatic connections to a Chinese 
> museum or so, it is illegal to export fossils from China. 


A bit ago I heard that many fossils came into the US in the late 90s,
and then there was a crackdown on imports. It's possible that Chinese
fossils for sale at shows and on eBay came from that original wave. Or not.

- DONNA BRAGINETZ