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Re: Dinosaur Hoaxes

In the Tübingen Institute for Geosciences' museum there is a sandstone
slab from the regional Stubensandstein with "tracks" - while not
famous, this is certainly one of the oldest attempts to make money off
a ichnofossil forgery. I guess this one was offered to Quenstedt, but
I would need to contact the curator to find out.

Dr. Heinrich Mallison
Abteilung Forschung
Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz-Institut
für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Invalidenstrasse 43
10115 Berlin
Office phone: +49 (0)30 2093 8764
Email: heinrich.mallison@gmail.com
Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt.
Gaius Julius Caeser

On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 12:38 AM,  <john-schneiderman@cox.net> wrote:
> What are the top 10 Dinosaur Hoaxes, Frauds, Chimeras, Forgeries, Modified
> remains, or Misidentifications?
> I'm reminded of:
> Archaeopteryx lithographica [considered a hoax from time to time but proven
> not to be]
> Archaeoraptor liaoningensis [construct]
> Irritator challengeri [modified remains]
> Ultrasauros macintoshi [chimera]
> Brontosaurus giganteus
> dinosaur eggs [natural concretions]
> Steer clear of the Dinosaur/Human coexistence tracks, Dinosaur Figurines,
> Cave paintings and Cryptid sightings and photos. I'm interested in those
> dinosaurs that have made it into scientific publication as valid but later
> discovered to be fraudulent or a hoax.
> References:
> http://www.jpaleontologicaltechniques.org/pasta3/JPT%20N2/Pdf/JPT_n002_Jul.pdf
> http://www.nwcreation.net/evolutionfraud.html
> http://www.newanimal.org/dinosaurs.htm
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/1059825.stm  [faked icthyosaur]
> http://www.sciencebuzz.org/blog/arthur-coggeshall-and-star-spangled-dinosaur