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August 9, 2020, 8:10 am UTC    
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
[www.sciencealert.com]

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.
[onlinelibrary.wiley.com]
[www.geojournals.cn]

and

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.
2(5):515-22.
[www.paulselden.net]
[www.mapress.com]

An interesting web page on fake trilobites.

Fake Trilobites, American Museum of Natural History
[www.amnh.org]

Yours,

"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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