Several fish fossils were taken from the Johnston Geology Museum at Emporia State University, located in Emporia, Kansas, on or around October 12, 2009. Information on the whereabouts of the stolen fossils is being sought by Dr. DeWayne Backhus, chair of the Department of Physical Sciences at the university. The part and counterpart of two acanthodian fish fossils and of a Xenacanthus fossil were removed from the collection. If you have any information regarding the missing specimens, please contact Dr. DeWayne Backhus at (620) 341-5330 or email@example.com. Pictures are available to aid in identification of the fossils.
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