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Minotaurasaurus controversy


Paper sparks fossil fury

Palaeontologists criticize publication of specimen with questionable origin.

Rex Dalton

Palaeontologists are criticizing a new article on an armoured dinosaur fossil 
because the 80-million-year-old specimen may have been taken illegally from the 
Gobi Desert. The prominent California neuroscientist who purchased the fossil 
five years ago says he will send it back, to China or Mongolia, if someone can 
demonstrate that laws were indeed broken.