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Re: Selling chinese fossils
>> I've noticed lately an increase in the number of chinese fossils for
>> things like Jeholosaurus and Cathayornis (several of the former on
>> 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