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Sternberg fossil controversy (news articles)



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

The highly controversial fossil auction back in November is long over
so the topic should be OK to mention on the DML. However, many of the
issues raised remain. The much publicized "Dueling Dinosaurs"
(supposedly a Nanotyrannus and ceratopsian killed in a death match)
failed to sell. A number of fossils from the San Diego Natural History
Museum collection collected by the Sternbergs (a Chasmosaurus skull, a
Platecarpus, a Xiphactinus) were withdrawn after vehement protests
from paleontologists.

Two news articles take a look at the scientific controversies
surrounding the fossils and their ultimate fate, especially from the
perspective of the Sternberg family and the Sternberg Museum in Hays,
Kansas..

http://www.kansascity.com/2014/01/04/4730025/prehistoric-fossils-fuel-a-modern.html

http://www.kansascity.com/2014/01/04/4730040/dueling-dinosaurs-pit-entrepreneurs.html