Brazilian researchers began to fill the social networks of the Karlsruhe Natural History Museum at the beginning of the month with the hashtag #UbirajarabelongstoBR, or Ubirajara belongs to Brazil a reference to the dinosaur fossil Ubirajara jubatus
, discovered in Cear and irregularly transported in 16 to Germany.
The Brazilian scientists only discovered the existence of the fossil in , when the institution published a study on the dinosaur. Since then, they have been asking the museum to return Ubirajara to Brazil without success. In September of this year, the institution publicly took a stand, saying that the fossil belongs to Germany and will not be returned.
In this Thursday’s episode (16), Breakfast talks with the paleontologist and professor at UFRN (Federal University of Rio Grande do North) Aline Ghilardi on how the Ubirajara fossil ended up in Germany, why it is important and what can be done for it to return to Brazil.
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Breakfast published from Monday to Friday, always at the beginning of the day. The episode is presented by journalists Maurcio Meireles and Angela Boldrini, produced by Jssica Maes, Laila Mouallem and Victor Lacombe. Thom Cranemann’s sound editing.