Talk:Darwinius

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Former good article nominee Darwinius was a Natural sciences good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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New Switek journal article[edit]

Just fyi, Brian Switek has published an article with a retrospective overview of the controversy surrounding the initial publication and media publicity of Darwinius. Could add to or supplement the existing sources and provide a more scholarly source than the blog links.[1] MMartyniuk (talk) 07:04, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

Source[edit]

The following is an excellent source that talks about the media campaign surrounding this fossil and the issue of science in the media. It's a much better source than most of the news articles presently cited. I don't have time to add the information myself, but someone should.

– Maky « talk » 19:35, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

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File:Darwinius masillae PMO 214.214.jpg to appear as POTD soon[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:Darwinius masillae PMO 214.214.jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on February 22, 2016. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2016-02-22. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 08:03, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

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Darwinius

Darwinius is a genus of strepsirrhine primates from the middle Eocene epoch. The only known fossil, a juvenile female named Ida, was discovered in 1983 in the Messel pit, Germany. The fossil was divided into a slab and partial counterslab after the amateur excavation and sold separately. It was not reassembled until 2007, two years before it was formally described.

Photograph: Jens L. Franzen, Philip D. Gingerich, Jörg Habersetzer1, Jørn H. Hurum, Wighart von Koenigswald, B. Holly Smith
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