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Re: "Velociraptor" embryo claim in Peru and Charente fossils go to French museum (news)



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


This is getting out of hand...Now the Peruvian "velociraptor" story is
in  English with the same "marsupial" photo.

http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1568031&Itemid=1

On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 5:01 PM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
>
> The images for the third news source have been replaced since I
> originally copied the url early this morning when I saw the story
> online. What was there originally was a very blurry image taken off
> television. Now the new photos of the supposed "velociraptor" embryo
> are clear. As has been pointed out to me, the new images clearly show
> some kind of modern marsupial, skinned or mummified. If this is what
> the TV presentation was showing, this is clearly some kind of hoax
> that involved local officials who were duped or just confused. Chalk
> this up to the same category of stories as the guy who has been
> claiming that a lump rock is actually a fossil bigfoot head. Sorry for
> wasting people's time--unless you got a laugh out of it. This story
> made national television in Peru and was in many media sources.
>
> http://diariocorreo.pe/ultimas/noticias/5250081/edicion+lima/arequipa-hallan-fosil-de-feto-de-dinosaurio
>
>
>>
>>
>> On 7/1/13 12:40 PM, "Ben Creisler" <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>From: Ben Creisler
>>>bcreisler@gmail.com
>>>
>>>Some recent news stories:
>>>
>>>Claim of "Velociraptor" embryo found in Peru (in Spanish)
>>>
>>>Last week I posted a news story about a dinosaur egg found in Peru
>>>(not Spain as I first mislabeled it, and then had to send a quick
>>>correction). The claim is now being made that the specimen is in fact
>>>a fossil embryo of a "velociraptor." However, this claim has not been
>>>confirmed by a detailed scientific examination by a paleontologist. As
>>>I understand the video, the identification of the fossil as a
>>>"velociraptor" was based on a check of images on the Internet. Anyway,
>>>the video gives a rather blurry view of the specimen. Maybe later news
>>>stories will have a clearer image and more in-depth information.
>>>
>>>video:
>>>http://laprensa.pe/actualidad/noticia-video-presentan-supuesto-feto-dinosa
>>>urio-arequipa-9205\
>>>
>>>http://www.andina.com.pe/Espanol/noticia-habrian-hallado-fosil-feto-dinosa
>>>urio-el-distrito-arequipeno-corire-464455.aspx#.UdGlXvm1FcQ
>>>
>>>http://diariocorreo.pe/ultimas/noticias/5250081/edicion+lima/arequipa-hall
>>>an-fosil-de-feto-de-dinosaurio
>>>
>>>***
>>>
>>>Charente dinosaur fossils go to Angouleme Museum in France and
>>>collection gets legal status as protected "national treasure" (in
>>>French)
>>>
>>>http://www.sudouest.fr/2013/06/29/des-os-qui-ont-le-statut-de-tresor-natio
>>>nal-1100698-811.php
>>>
>>>http://www.charentelibre.fr/2013/06/29/les-dinosaures-d-angeac-entrent-au-
>>>musee,1843695.php
>>