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"Velociraptor fetus" fossil from Peru debunked as modern mammal
From: Ben Creisler
OK... The experts (Rodolfo Salas and César Chacaltana) finally broke
the bad news. The supposed fossil Velociraptor from Peru is a modern
opossum. Here's the news story in Spanish:
This story shows that fascination with dinosaurs and fossils (and
their potential economic value to attract tourists) is international.
As the video interview indicated, the mayor apparently decided it was
a "Velociraptor" after looking on the Internet. The earlier discovery
of dinosaur tracks in the region may have encouraged such wishful
thinking and jumping to wrong conclusions....