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  1. ttrose94

    Snake head? or rock?

    My sister found this and it is shape of snake, but the dots?? Just not sure what it actually might be. It was found in Poplar Bluff Mo. They were digging in the back yard.
  2. DINOMAN91

    Mystery fossil

    Came across this weird item on our favorite site labeled as an egg. I’m thinking it could be a concretion, but there one part near the bottom that looks to have a piece of “shell” with texture. In the other broken open one there’s a close up that looks like whiteish ribs or possible feather? Can someone please help?
  3. CBchiefski

    Advanced Dinosaur Egg Guide

    The Advanced Dinosaur Egg Guide Please share this with those who have egg questions. When possible, technical terms were avoided or defined. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, but it is always important to do your own research. This guide is merely a snapshot of information taken from many scientific publications. I am not an expert on eggs, rather I just love sharing what little I have learned over the years, what science has learned over the years. For an overview on how to spot a fossilized dinosaur egg and the sizes of eggs, see the basic guide:
  4. Birdlike behavior in oviraptoroid dinosaur brooding on nest full of embryos. Found in China. https://www.globaltimes.cn/index.html
  5. A long time ago, I came across a picture claiming to be an eggshell from an egg with evidence of hatchling behavior. It looked fairly legitimate - it does really look like the behavior of a small creature pecking out of the shell since the crack is focused on such a small point. My question is, is it possible to tell on smaller or larger eggshell fragments? Take smaller fragments that have cracks running across them like this one: or large entire portions of the egg like this one: What would likely indicate a shell fragment was pulverized by the
  6. invictusamor

    The Faculty

    not a clue on this one, also from the land between the lakes in Indiana or Kentucky, magnet highly attracted, VERY heavy i cut a sample to send in and was a little surprised when saw..this..made me think of the movie, the faculty. lol
  7. Oviraptor (elongatoolithid) eggs from Henan, China (an old collection). 65-72 mya. Eggs are 5.75 and 3.75 inches long, 1 and a half eggs. Have been prepared and stabilized. Thoughts on the veracity?
  8. Oxytropidoceras

    Idaho Dinosaurs: They Dug Their Own Graves

    Idaho Dinosaurs: They Dug Their Own Graves Geologists of Jackson Hole Lecture by L.J. Krumenacker Krumenacker, L.J., 2017. Osteology, phylogeny, taphonomy, and ontogenetic histology of Oryctodromeus cubicularis, from the Middle Cretaceous (Albian-Cenomanian) of Montana and Idaho (Doctoral dissertation, Montana State University-Bozeman, College of Letters & Science). Krumenacker, L.J., Varricchio, D.J., Wilson, J.P., Martin, A. and Ferguson, A., 2019. Taphonomy of and new burrows from Oryctodromeus cubicularis, a burrowing ne
  9. EricBullard

    Egg??

    Found this while excavating in Sparta tn it was about 9 feet down and 12 feet in the side of a hill I was cutting out
  10. Hey everyone, Have a buddy who went to Fremont Butte in Colorado. He hauled the picture out. Now, I know you will probably need more pics, any chance it is an egg cluster.
  11. Hi, may I have your view on the authenticity and the shell coverage of this pair of eggs?
  12. DINOMAN91

    Dinosaur egg clutch

    Came across a nice egg clutch wanted to see what everyone thought about it
  13. The Basic Dinosaur Egg Guide Many people often mistake a concretion for an egg, to help clarify what is a concretion, and what is a real egg, here is a guide. A quick overview with examples: How to spot a concretion: How are they different from eggs? A concretion is a rather common rock made of tightly compressed minerals. Typically, concretions are a smooth sphere or oval with little to no surface texture or just a few bumps. Often nearly a perfect sphere, sometimes more of an oval. In a concretion, there
  14. Kmac1225

    Unknown Lake Erie Fossil

    I am trying to identify this fossil found on Lake Erie shore. Unusual find, please assist with identifying.
  15. Highranger

    Fossilized eggs?

    In some sandstone caves on my property there are layers of conglomerate stones laid into otherwise fine Hawkesbury sandstone. In amongst these there are hollow egg shape structures, some broken off but one in particular in intact but with a hole in it showing that it is hollow. They are all embedded in the ceiling of the cave. the one featured is about 4 inches long. Can some one tell me what they are likely to be?
  16. This is a clutch of 3 eggs from Heyuan, China. The egg measures about 9cm. Are they genuine? What about the shell coverage %?
  17. Saitta, E.T., Vinther, J., Crisp, M.K., Abbott, G.D., Kaye, T.G., Pittman, M., Bull, I., Fletcher, I., Chen, X., Collins, M.J. and Sakalauskaite, J., 2020. Non-avian dinosaur eggshell calcite contains ancient, endogenous amino acids. bioRxiv 2020.06.02.129999 preprint doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.02.129999 https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.02.129999v1 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341881580_NON-AVIAN_DINOSAUR_EGGSHELL_CALCITE_CONTAINS_ANCIENT_ENDOGENOUS_AMINO_ACIDS https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Evan_Saitta
  18. DINOMAN91

    Dinosaur Egg

    Can someone please help identify this egg the texture is different from an Oviraptor egg I have? Possibly Macroolithus rugustus?
  19. Hi! This looks good to me, I just want to confirm if this is genuine. Thanks in advance!
  20. WyoOtto

    Concretions or Eggs

    Hi All, I'm new to the forum and I have no paleontology experience other than a class from undergrad 20 something years ago. My background is structural geology, hence my post here in hopes that I may confirm my suspicion as to the genesis of the specimens in the attached pictures. First a little background: I was in the field yesterday doing some reconnaissance work in east-central Wyoming. The land owners whose property I was on are multi-generational ranchers and they were extremely welcoming and enthusiastic about the geology of the area, despite having limited knowledge. At the e
  21. here A new microvertebrate assemblage from the Mussentuchit Member, Cedar Mountain Formation: insights into the paleobiodiversity and paleobiogeography of early Late Cretaceous ecosystems in western North America Haviv M. Avrahami, Terry A. Gates, Andrew B. Heckert, Peter J. Makovicky, Lindsay E. Zanno PeerJ 6:e5883 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.5883 about 11 MB
  22. DINOMAN91

    Oviraptor / hadrosaur eggs

    Finally able to properly display my 2 eggs
  23. Hello all! ive recently purchased this piece (I know I should have consulted beforehand) but I only saw it the last minute before the auction ended. I would still love some insight on it and maybe an actual idea of its locality and species (or genera). The seller claims there is no restoration other than gluing different parts together. He also claims its Enlongatoolithidae either raptor or oviraptor or other therapoda. I would love to have better information on it and even its locality in China, since I assume that’s where it’s from. The fossil is 15 cm long. Unfortunately these a
  24. DINOMAN91

    Possible Dinosaur Egg?

    Trying to figure out what this may be it was found in Oregon but no information on the location or the size any ideas?
  25. DINOMAN91

    Hadrosaur Egg

    My Hadrosaur egg finally came in I was really happy with it there’s also a place in the matrix where another egg laid
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