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Dino Teeth & Claws Collection

AJ Plai

Assorted collection of dinosaur teeth and claws from North America (upper shelf) & Morocco (lower shelf)


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Hi Holaster

I black display stands were custom made by a local maker in Bangkok I frequently use. They are all metal.

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Just saw the answer to my question. AJ Plai, just got a T-Rex tooth in for my collection and wondering how I can get a small custom stand like your's. Any chance you'd be willing to contact your local guy for me? I'd happily pay you through paypal for your trouble and the stand itself.

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Please never ask me to choose what is my favorite fossil from your collection! I love them all so bad! Great collection, how big is the spinosaur hand claw?

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Please never ask me to choose what is my favorite fossil from your collection! I love them all so bad! Great collection, how big is the spinosaur hand claw?

Thx for the compliment, it would be hard for me to pick favorites from my collection also. :)

The spino hand claw is about 4.4" measured along the curve.

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You are welcome!

Oh that's a huge claw! I've seen many on the web, most on them were under 4 inches... I've never holded a big theropod claw in my hand, do they feel thick?

I guess your Allosaurus claw must be the rarest from your collection, that's the only one I've seen that is not a cast!. Was the finger digit from the same beast? Or is it from differents individuals, an association? I think you once said the tip was restored?

I love the stand you use, it's a great idea. they can be customized in any way you want! and they are very professional!

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You are welcome!

Oh that's a huge claw! I've seen many on the web, most on them were under 4 inches... I've never holded a big theropod claw in my hand, do they feel thick?

I guess your Allosaurus claw must be the rarest from your collection, that's the only one I've seen that is not a cast!. Was the finger digit from the same beast? Or is it from differents individuals, an association? I think you once said the tip was restored?

I love the stand you use, it's a great idea. they can be customized in any way you want! and they are very professional!

The Spino claw actually feels surprisingly light. The inside structure of the specimen probably is quite porous with small hollow holes and pores in the inner structure making it much lighter than it seem.

That grey hand claw and carpal digit with restored tip when I first got it it was labeled as dromaeosaur by the previous owner, but upon closer inspection by the eyes of fellow TFF members here hypothesized that it may have been an Allosaur claw. Though the latest development it seems that the claw actually came from a late cretaceous North American Therizinosaur called Falcarious utahensis which was a recent discovery. So while it turn out not to be an allosaur claw, it's still my rarest specimen at the moment since I haven't seen any Theriziosaur claw available in the open market before and it's a privilege to have one in the collection for sure. Whether if the claw and carpal digit came from the same animal or not I am not yet 100% sure but it seem like a perfect fit even if the colors are slightly different, though I have heard that colors difference can happen even on the same animal due to the minerals of the ground the specimen was buried in.

It's certainly great to have so many expert eyes in this community to help ID and add in new intriguing information about the specimens you have. :)

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I have heard that colors difference can happen even on the same animal due to the minerals of the ground the specimen was buried in.

It's certainly great to have so many expert eyes in this community to help ID and add in new intriguing information about the specimens you have. :)

That's very interesting, i never thought that color might be different on bone so close to each other! good to know!

and yes it is great that there is so many expert here, I've learned so much in one week here!

that would've been a huge dromaeosaur claw hehe, I'm suprise that it's maybe not an allosaurus claw, it looked so similar, but after seeing image of Falcarius, I'm must admit that there is also a great similarity with your claw... The digit lenght seem to correspond to falcarius, The Allosaurus digit were shorter on the image I've seen, and had a different shape.

so it really come to knowing for sure if the two part come from the same animal! Unless there is some characteristics on the claw itself that would make it distinctive, but that is beyond the competence of the amateur collector that I am ;)

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I absolutely love the display aesthetics here, not to mention all the amazing specimens.  Great work!

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