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Plesiosaur and pliosaur teeth

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Pliosaur teeth--liopleurodon ferox(?) & unidentified genera

plesiosaur teeth--cryptoclidus sp & cryptoclidus sp (?)

 

lower oxford clay

callovian stage

middle jurassic 160 mya

peterborough, cambridge U.K. 

Hampton lakes & Bradley Fen.whittlesey


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I remember seeing these teeth on sale from the same seller, It's quite amazing how such bargain and rare pieces (I think that lio tooth was 50 pounds) landed in a forum member all those years.

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Lol really? Wow! You actually remember these for sale??? I'd have to guess off the top of my head, as long as 3 or 4 years ago! I am impressed!!!

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Lucky you got them back when pliosur teeth were actually found, nowadays they are only found in private collections that people gave up on

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And jeez, did you inherit the rest of your collection from a paleontologist or something? I'm very much amazed how much rarities you have, especially for a minor. It's taken me five years to get only a number of small rarities, and here you are, just plopping down with a whole crocodile mandible, mosasaur snout, the exact pliosaur teeth I failed to get so many years ago, and god-knows what else you've got :popcorn:

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14 hours ago, Macrophyseter said:

EAnd jeez, did you inherit the rest of your collection from a paleontologist or something? I'm very much amazed how much rarities you have, especially for a minor. It's taken me five years to get only a number of small rarities, and here you are, just plopping down with a whole crocodile mandible, mosasaur snout, the exact pliosaur teeth I failed to get so many years ago, and god-knows wha, xat else you've got :popcorn:

Lol no, I get some from that popular auction site, and a lot from actual sites, which I think is pretty standard for a lot of people. I guess Ive just been lucky:) I don't know what "minor" refers to, but I think it just means how long Ive been a member on here. Ive been collecting it  for maybe 3-4 years, but realistically for maybe  just a couple, if u take into consideration the time spent actually collecting. I my bigger hobbies are fish/saltwater fish/reef keeping, and plants, and I'm not good at sharing interest time, so other than recently, and for a period a few years ago, I completely "lose interest" in fossils for long periods. On the other hand, during my "on-time", all my time, energy, and money/lack of money, goes to fossils. I really don't know though, it may completely come down to just simple luck, coming across really cool stuff. Especially with the really unusual stuff:/ and never forget to keep doing searches for stuff, even if you've never seen it get a result before!

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15 hours ago, Macrophyseter said:

Lucky you got them back when pliosur teeth were actually found, nowadays they are only found in private collections that people gave up on

Really? I didn't know there was a shortage. As far as I remember, it's always been insanely hard to find pliosaur teeth, and good fossils. I got these as a lucky unusual find too. Oh man, I HAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE this; slicing bones and selling smoothed slices! And it's largely done with marine reptile fossils(but NOT dime-a-dozen mosasaurs), and sadly I see a LOT that are sold as pliosaur slices. A lot of pliosaur cabachons(?) too! Of course they could easily not be, but I don't know, I figure maybe in some "artistic" places they find a good amount of pliosaur "chunkasaur" fossils, and then "creative" jerks want to make something "prettyprettypretty, like a sparkly flower", and destroy them. People are DEFINITELY that wreckless and shortsighted. It pisses me off so much:( and I see whole fossils sliced up and sold together. I guess they have shiny pyrite inside, and they are usually about as ugly as possibly, so it's more understandable. And at least they sell it all together. But the rest.....GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

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17 hours ago, Macrophyseter said:

the exact pliosaur teeth I failed to get so many years ago, and god-knows what else you've got :popcorn:

Lol really? You were gonna get there??? Lol small world! Didn't he have more? I got a lot from that person, probably a dozen things, including my leedsichthys fossil. I thought I had to cut it short due to money, and that he had plenty more cool stuff, but it's been so long I really can't say with any conviction, anymore. I don't remember who it was, but I wish they were still in business, cause their stuff was really above and beyond most others' stuff! I love the little boxes too:)

 

lol and yeah, I do have some more awesome stuff, I just haven't pulled the ones I have already, out for their photo shoot yet, and my absolute favorite I won't have until I finish paying my friend another....well, hundreds of dollars more, that it cost them to buy and hold for me. Awesome friend! And i have a couple other awesome things on their way now, too:) so excited:D

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9 hours ago, Still_human said:

Lol no, I get some from that popular auction site, and a lot from actual sites, which I think is pretty standard for a lot of people. I guess Ive just been lucky:)

If you didn't inherit that bunch, then that makes sense. How much did you buy on fossils?

9 hours ago, Still_human said:

I don't know what "minor" refers to, but I think it just means how long Ive been a member on here.

I should have said "youth", but I meant minor by anyone under 18 years old, like me.

 

9 hours ago, Still_human said:

On the other hand, during my "on-time", all my time, energy, and money/lack of money, goes to fossils.

How much money do you have on average to spend all on fossils? I only have a budget of $100 given twice a year unless I ask really nicely :blink:

9 hours ago, Still_human said:

I really don't know though, it may completely come down to just simple luck, coming across really cool stuff. Especially with the really unusual stuff:/ and never forget to keep doing searches for stuff, even if you've never seen it get a result before!

Our auction site always has those "once-in-a-lifetime" listings one in-awhile, and luckily they never stop cycling. The only problem is that all most of the time I never get to buy one of them because of my budget.

 

8 hours ago, Still_human said:

Oh man, I HAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE this; slicing bones and selling smoothed slices! And it's largely done with marine reptile fossils(but NOT dime-a-dozen mosasaurs), and sadly I see a LOT that are sold as pliosaur slices. A lot of pliosaur cabachons(?) too! Of course they could easily not be, but I don't know, I figure maybe in some "artistic" places they find a good amount of pliosaur "chunkasaur" fossils, and then "creative" jerks want to make something "prettyprettypretty, like a sparkly flower", and destroy them.

At least it still is something, although I would prefer complete raw pieces. If you read Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park novel, there is a part where Sattler mentions that all the chunkasaurs they find are completely liquidated for protein analysis. In terms of preservation, at least the former is better.

 

5 hours ago, Still_human said:

including my leedsichthys fossil

I thought you were looking for one.

 

5 hours ago, Still_human said:

I got a lot from that person, probably a dozen things,

Too bad he's not much active anymore in listings.

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