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RE: Dalianraptor - a composite?

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From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf Of
Tim Williams
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2012 8:15 PM
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Re: Dalianraptor - a composite?

Thomas Yazbeck <tyazbeck@comcast.net> wrote:

> Déjà vu!

Does this mean that somewhere out there there is a specimen of a
small, non-avian theropod with its arms hacked off?

Uhh, no, I was thinking of Archaeoraptor, which was a big scandal back in
2000. It was a composite fossil. Fossils coming out of China (and also
Russia and Morocco) are often modified if not outright fakes.