paleo-pirate

(名詞) 盜採和盜賣化石的人。Paleo- 這個字首意為「古;史前」,如 paleobotany (古植物學)。
paleo-piracy (n.):盜採和盜賣化石。

引句:
He is also working to encourage the formation of paleo parks — fossil localities that should be preserved and protected from damage due to development, over-collecting, vandalism, and paleopiracy.
—“Changes at UCMP: Two retired and two hired,” University of California Museum of Paleontology, July 13, 2010

However, when I finally arrived at the park entrance, I was turned away. A vigilant park ranger forbid me to see the trails because I had failed to acquire the proper permits. Their location, I learned, was a matter of great secrecy due to the rise of so-called “paleo-pirates,” who had been known to carve out the more notable fossils and sell them to collectors.
—Robert Moor, On Trails, Simon & Schuster, July 12, 2016

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