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RE: Dinosaur Hoaxes






> Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 18:38:55 -0400
> From: john-schneiderman@cox.net
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Dinosaur Hoaxes
> 
> What are the top 10 Dinosaur Hoaxes, Frauds, Chimeras, Forgeries, 
> Modified remains, or Misidentifications?
 
 Protoavis, the (Triassic?) protobird.  turned out to be a chimera, if memory 
serves.
 
 

> 
> 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  
>