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Prized dinosaur fossil returned to Brazil after controversy

Repatriation ceremony of the fossil Ubirajara jubatus in Brasilia.

From left: Leonardo Troiano, an archaeologist at the Institute of National Historic and Artistic Heritage in Brasilia; Hermínio de Araújo Júnior, president of the Brazilian Society of Palaeontology, who is based in Rio de Janeiro; Luciana Santos, minister of science, technology and innovation; Juan Carlos Cisneros, a palaeontologist at the Federal University of Piauí in Teresina; and Aline Ghilardi, a palaeontologist at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Natal. Credit: Luara Baggi (ASCOM/MCTI)

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Nature 618, 655 (2023)



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