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  1. So I could not help myself and just had to sate my curiosity and got one of the "real" looking eggs from our favourite auction site. I took some close up photos. It's pretty heavy. Not resin, can't burn or melt it and doesn't release any smells. Any other tests I can do or visual cues? It has a lot of grey-whitish on remaining eggshell and thinking it could be a morter they rubbed on. Ideas? Advice on tests?
  2. Edmontosaurus rib(s) prep

    So I've been working on what I thought originally was 1 Edmontosaurus rib. It has since turned out to be what appears to be an opposing pair of ribs. I thought I would share some of my photos as I go. Please be kind to me, as this is my first vertebrate prep work. Photo I took upon arrival. First rib, top 1/2 complete Top 1/2 with a seemingly extraneous tip, or other unrelated bone. (Not sure.) Working on the head end of the 2nd rib: Matching the other remaining unprepped halves
  3. Hi all, there are many dinosaur eggs being sold online now, especially on our favorite auction site. One of the most prominent egg dealers there is known for selling composite or fake eggs, mixed in with real eggs. We have TFF members who've fallen victim to him already. This hadrosaur egg here is a composite of real eggshells stuck onto what seems like mud/matrix, then molded into the shape of a real egg. This is what a true hadrosaur egg looks like: As you can see, there's no matrix between the eggshells. You can see lines running throughout the egg, and most importantly, the eggshells look as though they can be pried out. Dino eggs are one of the most desirable fossil in the market, but also among the most commonly faked one. Take your time, and do proper research. If unsure, post here in TFF, and we will do our best to help you identify it. Good luck. @HamptonsDoc
  4. Bissekty jaw section

    I recently bought this 3" jaw section from the Bissekty Formation. The seller had it listed as Turanoceratops. I was a little skeptical since I knew at least one Hadrosaur is found there and small Hadrosaur and Ceratopsian jaw sections I've seen look very similar to me. I also found this exact fossil in another thread (below), where @Troodon said it and several others looked like Hadrosaurid jaws. Is it definitely from a hadrosaur or could it be Turanoceratops? I'm happy either way but would like to know what to label it.
  5. Looks like students of UNLV found bones of dinosaur which are now being studied by the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. The bones appear to be that of a hadrosaur and if named would be a first for Nevada News report attached and check out video in that report http://news3lv.com/news/local/new-dinosaur-species-discovered-in-valley-of-fire
  6. Hi all, I have a group of dinosaur teeth that needs identifying. They are either triceratops or hadrosaur teeth. They come from Hell Creek Formation of Powder County, Montana. All the teeth are roughly 1.5 cm tall 1) I am guessing hadrosaur 2) I am guessing triceratops 3) I am guessing triceratops 4, 5, 6) These 3 are extremely similar. I can't tell what they are.
  7. Edmontosaurus? Rib from Lance Creek

    I'd like to confirm that this is an Edmontosaurus (that's what the seller said). Would species be identifiable? thank you!
  8. Hi guys, Is this a real Hadrosaur egg fossil? There are so many fakes out there so I really like your opinions. The egg is found in the Henan province in China
  9. Hadrosaur Tooth

    From the album Cretaceous Fossils of New Jersey

    Hadrosaurus foulkii Wenonah Formation Late Cretaceous Monmouth County, NJ
  10. If you are interested in the Hadrosaur Maiasaura attached find a short video by David Evans who is a world renowned paleontologist on hadrosaurs. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155891806523147&id=8469063146&_rdr
  11. Dino flesh and skin fossil?

    Hi all, found this fossil, thought it was tree bark or sediment layers until i turned piece over. Looks to be a skin and soft tissue fossil, has small (approx 1mm) scale like bumps on front face, and what appears to be a meeting point to bones, possibly ribs on rear, with a distint layer between resembling a muscle layer. Any thoughts or input would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, B.Davies
  12. Sorry to do this on my first post, but..... This looks like a Hadrosaur thigh / femur fossil with flesh and skin!!! Call me a liar! more pics....
  13. California now has a state dinosaur

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-me-ln-california-state-dinosaur-20170923-story.html California decided that it needed another state fossil and chose Augustynolophus morrisi to be it, mostly because it was only found in California for now. Its a pretty nice hadrosaur, but what intrigues me is that they are only found in the Moreno Formation, which is usually a Cretaceous ocean zone famous for their mosasaurs. Decided to fish this one out after one of my classmates did a current event report on it
  14. Large dinosaur bone- femur? radius?

    Found this in Glendive, Hell Creek formation. The ranch most commonly produces triceratops and hadrosaur, but when I looked at skeletons in a museum I couldn't seem to find a match. The first picture shows what appears to be a ball (part of a socket?) on the top back end of the bone. Any idea? Sorry the pictures aren't very descriptive- I'm a college kid and had to leave the bone at home. I didn't have the time to prep it:(
  15. Dinosaur Skin Fossil?

    My friend found this in Glendive Montana (hell creek, I believe). The ranch has had a few skin fossils come out, but mostly mud impressions. This appears to be attached to the bone. What do you guys think?
  16. Hello, as my first post I like to hear your opinions about my purchase of theese 3 hadrosaur egg. Thanks. I don`t have better Pictures at the moment but they will be delivered soon.
  17. NJ Dino Teeth

    Hi everyone, I found these two teeth in Monmouth County (cretaceous) some time ago and want to confirm their identifications. The first tooth I thought was a mosasaur tooth at first but then I noticed that it is very flat and has a lens-like cross-section. Sadly it's worn so the cutting edges don't have any sign of serrations. I don't know what it could possibly be other than a dryptosaur tooth, even though that would be unlikely. The second tooth I'm sure is a hadrosaur tooth with most of the root missing, but it looks a bit different- its crown is shorter and the ridge in the middle isn't prominent. I wonder if this has to do with the tooth position or whether it is from the upper or lower jaw. Is it possible to determine if it is from the upper or lower jaw? I appreciate any help. Thanks!
  18. Skull bone from Hell Creek

    Hell all, This one's got me and my buddies stumped. We were thinking hadrosaur quadrate till we got it prepped out more, no we aren't so sure. Any ideas? Picked up from Hell Creek land in South Dakota.
  19. hi, what do you think about this please ? and this raptor egg ?
  20. My Display Overview

    Hello there paleontologists, fossil enthusiast, and everything in between. If you couldn't tell this is the first content I've ever made on the fossil forum so please excuse errors and, or inexperience I apologize in advance. Here is my collection of display fossils as well as modern bones keep in mind this is purely what I have on display I keep the vast majority of fossils I posses in storage with lots of support such as bubble rap and various other materials to ensure complete security of precious peeks into our planet's history. If you have any questions or comments feel free to ask as you please. These are all authentic fossils 2 have been directly seen by a professional (Ursus sp. & Unidentified Dinosaur Cretaceous Rib) The Dactylioceras sp. is very clearly a real specimen however there was no authority on it's authenticity the two Hadrosaur fragments are authentic as well one purchased with it's card of authenticity by D.J Parsons and the other was purchased from the very same hunter whom discovered the Cretaceous rib section. (Note: individual specimen content will be released in time)
  21. Hi! Below I have some pictures of dinosaur eggs. Picture 1 is stated as a dendroolithus egg. Picture 2, 3, 4 and 5 are stated as "Hadrosaur" eggs. Picture 6 is stated as a segnosaur egg. Picture 7, 8 and 9 are stated as "Raptor" eggs. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 The price ranges from a few hundred dollars up to $2,500. And my questions are, how much is a dinosaur egg really worth, depending on the quality and species? And when is this kind of deals "to good to be truth"? How common are real dinosaur eggs? What can you do to avoid getting scammed? I might be interested in buying a dinosaur egg, and since there is so many fake ones out there it is good to be aware of as many signs as possible, that might indicate a "to good to be truth" or a "fake" deal.
  22. ID the Vertebra from Kansas please

    First, I am clueless as to what this is. I am guessing whale because the vertebral body is concave on one end and convex on the other. It is pure stone, and I am wondering if it could be hadrosaur based on some pictures I saw. Cretaceous is just a guess as most of what I found was from that period. I bought it from the son of a fisherman who found it on the banks of the Kansas River in the Kansas City area. Any help is really appreciated. My dream as a child was to be a paleontologist so this is specially cool to me.
  23. Hello members! I recently purchased my first dinosaur egg. Could you please help me identify it's authenticity? It was sold as a Hadrosaur egg. Thank you all so much!!
  24. Found this in the dirt miles down a secluded train track. At the time I thought it looked like the ribs of a small rodent but as I did some research it seems to be similar to the attached picture of a hadrosaur tooth, but I'm no expert. Also.. I found this odd piece of what looks like pottery just in the same vicinity. Any guesses? fossil guy website hadrosaur tooth example my find:pottery?
  25. This past weekend some good buddies and I headed down to a river in SE NC which is known for producing cretaceous fossils in a lag deposit among other things. The group consisted of folks from NC, VA, MD and PA. Weather forecast Saturday for central/eastern VA and NE NC was really BAD, but forecast was great for where we were headed, mid-80s, mostly sunny with a nice breeze. Even more exciting and important to us (especially at this time of year), the river level was low enough for us to access the lag deposit material. In the field with us for the first time were a few of Ray's @aerogrower "magic cubes." They came in the mail about an hour before I headed south with the boat and I was hoping they would bring us all good luck. Obviously, they did that and more! I just wish Don @sixgill pete could have joined us. Maybe next time. Most of us met Friday night at the hotel, had a great dinner at a local steak & seafood place across the street and then hung out chatting and catching up about life since our last fossil hunting trip together. Two of our group were still gun shy of the hotel from their encounter with "bed bugs" during our December trip, so they drove in early Saturday morning to meet us. Saturday morning started out with perfect weather and eight (8) very excited fossil hunters. Getting the boat in at the ramp was interesting to say the least, given its shad season and the fishermen were everywhere on the ramp, dock, etc. They didn't like having to stop or move even for just a few minutes so we could launch. Water temp was in the low 70s and we headed out to our intended location. When we got there, we perused the area, discussed and debated what was the best strategy and where to start. 2 others started a spot to the right of the boat and I started a spot to the left of the boat. My very 1st screen produced a bunch of sharks teeth and 2 deinosuchus vertebrae, 1 with very fresh shovel marks, if you know what I mean. I will try and post photos of the shark teeth & vert, coprolites, misc. croc teeth and other stuff this evening. One of our group moved farther to the left and started exploring and surface collecting. Dang if he didn't come walking back up with a nice deinosuchus tooth and other stuff, right off the beach. Here's a photo of some of @Daleksec and his dad's croc/deinosuchus teeth. They have quite a few more. Note one of Ray's "cubes" getting its inaugural photo op. Eventually, the guys to the right of the boat gave up and helped explore my area. They are nice folks and good friends, so I only minded a little. :-) j/k So, wouldn't you know that it would have to be one of my buddies who pulled this beauty of a Hadrosaur vert out. This particular friend is known by all to have a lucky golden horseshoe in a certain place. While all this was going on, @Daleksec had walked farther down to the left where his dad was exploring and found this vertebrae exposed in situ. Note, Ray's @aerogrower "magic cube" making another appearance in this photo. As you can tell, the vert came out in several pieces despite our best efforts. Daleksec will put it back together as best as possible and we'll post more photos of it. During the course of Saturday, one of our friends found 2 nice Theropod teeth with one being about an inch and one being about 1/4 inch. Both were serrated. I will add photos once they are cleaned up. Besides the multitude of croc and shark teeth and the 2 deinosuchus verts I found early on, one of my prizes from Saturday was this gorgeous, but yet suggestively shaped object. :-) The laughter and stories going around about my coprolite find are not fit for printing on a family oriented website. We finally finished up hunting/collecting about 415pm Saturday with most of us filthy and sore but VERY happy as we headed back to the boat ramp. Saturday evening was another night of hanging out, chatting and a great dinner with good friends. Though, we did go to bed much earlier than Friday night and Ibuprofen was definitely on the menu. Sunday morning we woke to drizzle, low-50s and breezy. It was going to be a cold/wet ride in the boat back to our spot. Not to mention, at least one thunderstorm had come through in the early hours of the morning. Forecast looked OK though with a little drizzle but most of the rain holding off till after 1pm. We got back to our spot and started at it again. Quite a few more deinosuchus teeth/verts were found along with many more sharks teeth and other assorted goodies. Given the awesome and spectacular finds everyone else had on Saturday, I rubbed my newly acquired "magic cube" for some personal good luck. About an hour into the hunting, the magic cube came through for me. While working through the matrix I heard this distinct "chunk" sound of metal hitting on something very solid. I should have snapped a photo right then but there was no way I was vacating the spot so one of my friends could jump in given the heads turning around at the "chunk" sound. I probed a little more and pulled this beautiful hunk of bone out. This is the very first Hadrosaur vertebrae I've ever found. I've been present when several others were found (by the friend with the golden horseshoe), and he even found a very nice dino toe bone in front of me. But this one is mine. After all the excitement and joking about my "happy" dance died down we went back to the task at hand. And, of course it didn't take long for the golden horseshoe to show up AGAIN!!! He pulled this Hadrosaur tail vertebrae out about a foot from where I had found mine. The cube was working it's magic. About 1230p it started sprinkling and was threatening to turn into a steady rain. We packed up and headed back to the ramp. Photos of all 3 Hadrosaur verts in the next post.
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