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

From: Ben Creisler

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


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
>>>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.
>>>Charente dinosaur fossils go to Angouleme Museum in France and
>>>collection gets legal status as protected "national treasure" (in