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Tug-of-War Over Mystery Fossil

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Science  15 Feb 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5558, pp. 1212-1213
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5558.1212b

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FRANKFURT, GERMANY-- Another blockbuster dinosaur find from China has sparked a disagreement between leading paleontologists in Germany and China. Last week, the director of Frankfurt's Senckenberg Natural History Museum tried to clear the air over his museum's purchase of a mysterious fossil amid claims that it was smuggled out of China illegally. But Chinese paleontologists insist that the specimen must be handed back.