Posted By Saruman on Sunday, November 24 2002
Subject: Fake "Archeoraptor" Fossil Identified
A fossil once hailed as the missing link between dinosaurs and birds and later found to be a fake is mainly the remains of an extinct bird, scientists said on Wednesday.
When the 120 million-year-old Chinese fossil called Archaeoraptor was discovered in 1999, National Geographic magazine touted it as a major find that could settle the debate about whether birds evolved from dinosaurs.
But upon closer examination a panel of experts concluded the fossil was a composite consisting of the tail of a tiny dinosaur and bits of at least one other animal that had been cleverly glued together.
Click Here To Read The Complete Article......
Fake "Archeoraptor" Fossil Identified
No replies to this topic
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users