Alan Kazlev’s Palaeos Plagiarism
M. Alan Kazlev - The Anatomy Of A Plagiarist:
On Dpbsmith/archive02 on Wikipedia, a user with the name “Dlloyd” made the following comments about M. Alan Kazlev:
Hi, Sorry I’m not quite sure I understand. I’m not M. Alan Kazlev, and the original article I submitted to the Web back in 1998 was written by me. It was published on my now defunct site www.fossil-company.com (The Fossil Company). I can supply you with a link to an archived version of the site if you wish. (By the way, the picture of Lovenia woodsi in the article on the site M. Alan Kazlev was copied from my ‘The Fossil Company’ site, as was some of the text....).
Here is a link to an archive of my original article from Apr 28, 1999: ARCHIVE LINK
I’d say Alan Kazlev “borrowed” from it extensively: KAZLEV’S LINK
Dlloyd 11:47, 28 Jul 2004 (UTC) (Refs: 01 - 02)
Here is my copyright statemant from the bottom of the original Echinoid article:
Copyright © 1995-1997 The Fossil Company Ltd. © 1997-1999 The British Fossil Company Inc.
Both businesses are now defunct and were owned by me.
Dlloyd 11:55, 28 Jul 2004 (UTC) (Ref: 03)
Although Dlloyd claimed that Alan Kazlev “borrowed” material from his website, it is clear that Alan Kazlev plagiarized it and even had the following attribution on the page:
page uploaded 15 June 2002
(originally uploaded on Kheper Site 11 May 1999)
page by M. Alan Kazlev
bars and buttons from Jelane's families of graphics
this material may be freely used for non-commercial purposes
After Dlloyd made this complaint of plagiarism against Alan Kazlev, the relevant webpage about Echinoidea was removed from the palaeos domain (Ref).
The following three paragraphs were published on Alan Kazlev’s webpage and the highlighted sections in yellow were taken verbatim from Dlloyd’s website and the highlighted sections in blue were taken verbatim from the arizona.edu website:
Alan Kazlev’s Plagiarized Page On Echinoids:
The Echinoids, or “sea urchins” and “sand dollars” as they are popularly called, are a large and widespread group of echinozoans. They have globular to flattened tests (exoskeletons) composed of a large number of plates, and live free on and in the sea floor. The exterior of this shell bears spines, which among different species vary greatly in size and shape. They lack free arms like those possessed by starfish and crinoids, and use spines and/or elongate tube feet for locomotion. Common echinoids include urchins, sand dollars, and sea biscuits. Including fossil forms, there are 765 known genera.
Modern echinoids live on all types of sea-floor, from the shallow intertidal zone to great depths. They are usually gregarious animals and are often found in immense numbers. There are two main adaptive types of echinoids: the regular echinoids, which usually live on the sea-floor and whose tests have a five-fold radial symmetry, and the irregular echinoids, which burrow into the soft sediment of the sea-floor and possess a test which shows bilateral symmetry along a central axis.
They are active predators and scavengers. Echinoids are the prey of other animals including fishes, as well as other echinoids. Echinoid spines serve as a weapon of defense against predators and are also used for locomotion. They may carry a poisonous tip or be long, slender and needle-sharp, with tips break off in the body of the predator. Despite this formidable armor some fishes have found ways to get through this defensive armour.
Not only has Alan Kazlev been exposed for his gutter lies and moral debauchery, he is also a plagiarist as well.