Ubirajara: The controversy over the Brazilian dinosaur displayed in a German museum

The paleontologists involved in the campaign for the return of the fossil to Brazil emphasize that it not only adds to Brazilian scientific research, but has symbolic value.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Some 110 million years ago, a feathered dinosaur the size of a chicken inhabited the Araripe Basin, in the interior of Ceará. We know this because bones and other parts tell the story. Should you be interested in visiting them, or a researcher looking to study them, however, it will not be that easy: the Ubirajara jubatus fossil is housed in the Karlsruhe Natural History Museum in Germany, over 9,000 km away from its country of origin.

It all began in December 2020, when the new species was described in Cretaceous Research scientific journal. In . . .

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