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  1. thecatspajamas

    Any Recourse for Being Scammed?

    So I've just realized the "alligator skull" fossil my parents got me for Christmas last year is for sure a fake. I'm embarassed I didn't notice until trying to ID the species, the real mosasaur teeth threw me off. My parents really went all out spending a couple hundred dollars on this thing, it's the most expensive gift I've ever recieved. So I'm pretty upset they got scammed out of that much money. I imagine it's been too long to demand a refund, but is there anything I can do about this? Was this even legal? The place that sold it to us is an actual shop, not some shady pop-up vendor. I apo
  2. fernwood

    Shark in Wisconsin, USA?

    Location: SE Portage County, Central Wisconsin, USA. Geology: South Western advance of Green Bay Glacial Lobe. Former Glacial Lake Oshkosh. Niagara Escarpment Debris. My land. Ordovician onward. I am still shaking. Went on first walk of the year in my fields. Found these, along with a few other fossils. Have never found any teeth, other than modern ones here before. My questions are: What are they? Look like shark to me. What era, species? Is this a significant find for my location? These look way too clean compared to my other fossil finds here. Is someone m
  3. Hello everyone, this is my first post on the website though I've browsed many threads for useful information. I've been collecting fossils for years but only recently got into dinosaur fossils. Anyway, I bought this supposed Thescelosaurus dorsal vertebrae from a reputable shop that I've been a patron at for years. Everything until this that I have bought from there has been authentic, so when I wanted to buy a nicely preserved vertebrae as a center piece for my display, I didn't look this over enough before I bought it, having sort of trusted this store. Took a little look at it,
  4. connorp

    The Great Dancing Worms

    I found this newspaper article linked to the Wikipedia page about the Tully Monster. A fascinating tale about the discovery of extant Tully Monsters, dangerous creatures that like to dance and share milk. Enjoy. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1499&dat=19680618&id=jRkqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ESgEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5277,5081896
  5. Oxytropidoceras

    Fake Giant Seahorse Fossil

    Is This a Giant Seahorse Fossil? Alex Kasp, Snopes, September 15, 2017 http://www.snopes.com/giant-fossil-seahorse/ http://www.snopes.com/category/facts/photos/ Also, it seems implausible that a person would find such a fossils on a corestone. A paper about real fossil seahorse can found in: Teske, P.R. and Beheregaray, L.B., 2009. Evolution of seahorses' upright posture was linked to Oligocene expansion of seagrass habitats. Biology letters, p.rsbl20090152. (Open Access) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC27
  6. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since July 6, 2017.
  7. Hey guys! If you have bids on hadrosaur eggs currently being sold on our favorite auction site STRONGLY RECONSIDER your purchase... There are several of them being auctioned right now from two different sellers. I bought one and received it on Monday. I was pretty suspicious from the get go, but my curiosity got the better of me. It came from Malaysia (red flag), was packaged well, and came quickly. It looked nice, but a little sketchy. Texture wasn't great. Already I decided I wanted to return it...but I also needed to know if it was really a hoax. That's when I decided to take a kn
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