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New Species Found On eBay

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 20th, 2008

A scientist who bought a fossilized insect on eBay for £20 has discovered that what he thought was an aphid turned out to be an undiscovered species. The vice-president of the Royal Entomological Society Dr. Richard Harrington suggests from where this extinct fossil may have originated on BBC radio today.

Listen to the short and entertaining BBC snippet on this find, by clicking here.

You’ve got to love this proper British discussion of this “astounding” eBay discovery.

Well, there you are.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

3 Responses to “New Species Found On eBay”

  1. youcantryreachingme responds:

    What a find. Lucky man! It pays to do your homework whenever you acquire something unusual, doesn’t it?

    I was tempted to buy myself a beautiful fish fossil last weekend. Or perhaps a few shells…

  2. cryptidsrus responds:

    I agree. Great find. Welcome relief from the “Body” fiasco.

  3. Rogutaan responds:

    Haha, nice. Is it just me, or have we been discovering new species quite frequently lately?

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