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This new, duck-like dinosaur is so wacky scientists thought it was fake

When European scientists encountered their first platypus skeleton, they thought the duck-billed mammal must surely be a fake. "It naturally excites the idea of some deceptive preparation by artificial means," English zoologist George Shaw wrote in 1799. The specimen looked like a bad attempt at a fake new species, destined for a low-budget freakshow collection. Read more.
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