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Hi Andy,

Have you heard of the Rhinogradentia, a group of fictional mammals? There
are even some mock taxidermy objects around (one of which in the museum I
was working at: Museum Wiesbaden in Germany). Check out the wiki page
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__en.wikipedia.org_wiki_Rhinogradentia&d=DwIBaQ&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=-lUMCZ4RK28H4qvcd3vmEBuyVJHHG0OpDzFenR9wX-A&m=pvIoRQgI5zRTQAqgHkanK4mdV3Z9zsybJW6MY-F4084&s=Z_38qorZpHjKou57F9yAYnsGscRFlH1WW-1jn9CACfE&e= 

Cheers,
Rebecca

On Mon, 14 Oct 2019 at 22:28, Andy Deans <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Our campus museums consortium is assembling a series of exhibits on "real
> vs. fake objects/histories in a museum setting" including forgeries,
> fabrications, and frauds (but also replicas and reinterpretations).
>
> I am aware of some entomological examples, like this fossil fly:
>
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.newscientist.com_article_mg14018990-2D400-2Dfatal-2Dflaw-2Dfingers-2Dfake-2Dfossil-2Dfly_&d=DwIBaQ&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=-lUMCZ4RK28H4qvcd3vmEBuyVJHHG0OpDzFenR9wX-A&m=pvIoRQgI5zRTQAqgHkanK4mdV3Z9zsybJW6MY-F4084&s=2pHqxf6VNMy4WICKgeM2pvhlNMdeP5l6rWa-B83DM4A&e= 
> And Protapteron:
>
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__books.google.com_books-3Fid-3DB8vmBQAAQBAJ-26lpg-3DPA193-26ots-3DQLs0BQjgPh-26dq-3DProtapteron-2520indicum-26pg-3DPA193-23v-3Donepage-26q-3DProtapteron-2520indicum-26f-3Dfalse&d=DwIBaQ&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=-lUMCZ4RK28H4qvcd3vmEBuyVJHHG0OpDzFenR9wX-A&m=pvIoRQgI5zRTQAqgHkanK4mdV3Z9zsybJW6MY-F4084&s=zSiMHEBYpEi40Bz5TQDVXl-0padKoVTS5GdBjsL8mcg&e= 
>
> And maybe Richard Meinertzhagen's frauds touched on entomology,
> specifically lice?
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__en.wikipedia.org_wiki_Richard-5FMeinertzhagen&d=DwIBaQ&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=-lUMCZ4RK28H4qvcd3vmEBuyVJHHG0OpDzFenR9wX-A&m=pvIoRQgI5zRTQAqgHkanK4mdV3Z9zsybJW6MY-F4084&s=1u-scmV-rwIvGgUsE9pM4Gi2sJwaY681G20zSHN9EVc&e= 
>
> Are you aware of any others that would be worth highlighting?
>
> Thankful for any exciting tales,
> Andy Deans
> Frost Entomological Museum
>


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