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Florida Meeting Shows Perils, Promise of Dealing for Dinos

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Science  14 Apr 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5464, pp. 238-239
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5464.238a

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA-- At a meeting here last week, a nearly complete specimen of an unusually birdlike dinosaur called Bambiraptor feinbergi was unveiled. Also on display was a fossil called Archaeoraptor, which 3 days before the meeting was announced to be a composite containing the remains of at least two different animals. The two fossils show the promise and pitfalls of commercial fossil dealing.