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December 26, 2019 02:03PM
A 'Jackalope' of an ancient spider fossil deemed a hoax, unmasked as a crayfish
[phys.org] Brendan M. Lynch, University of Kansas

The papers are:

Cheng, X., Liu, S., Huang, W., Liu, L., Li, H. and Li, Y., 2019. A New Species of
Mongolarachnidae from the Yixian Formation of Western Liaoning, China.
Acta Geologica Sinica English Edition, 93(1), pp.227-228.


Selden, P. A., Olcott, A. N., Downen, M. R., Ren, D., Shih, C., and Cheng, X.
2019, The supposed giant spider Mongolarachne chaoyangensis, from the
Cretaceous Yixian Formation of China, is a crayfish. Palaeoentomology.

An interesting web page on fake trilobites.

Fake Trilobites, American Museum of Natural History


"The past is never dead. It's not even past."
William Faulkner, Act 1, Scene III, Requiem for a Nun (1951)
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Fossil spider fossil unmasked as a fossil crayfish and hoax - case of fossil buyer be careful

Paul H. December 26, 2019 02:03PM

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