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  1. What can you say about this? Any repairs or restoration? Location: Hell Creek Formation | Dawson County, Montana
  2. Meet 'Horridus,' one of the most complete Triceratops fossils ever found By Mindy Weisberger, Live Science, Melbourne Museum The skeleton is over 85% intact and includes a near-complete skull and spine. Home of Horridus, the Melbourne Museum Triceratops Museums Victoria acquires the world’s most complete and most finely preserved Triceratops, Museums Victoria, Press Release, December 2, 2020. Yorus, Paul H.
  3. PaleoNoel

    Hell Creek Small Theropod Claw

    Hi everyone! I wanted to post one of my new favorite finds from this past week of collecting in the Hell Creek formation of Montana. I found this little partial claw at a microsite which proved to be quite productive, making for a great day. While the articulating surface is missing, I still feel that it could be identifiable and my first guess is bird. Avisaurus in particular as I remember seeing similar claws being labeled as such on other platforms. It’s about two centimeters long and the bottom is flat, giving it a somewhat triangular cross section. photos from the field.
  4. The Judith River Formation is a late Cretaceous geological formation that was primarily deposited in North Central Montana 80 to 75 million years ago about the same time as the Two Medicine Formation, See Map - Large meandering rivers flowing into the Intercontinental Cretaceous Seaway deposited the Formation. Much of the area was very flat, with swamps and bogs, much like today's southern Louisiana. Dinosaurs included Tyrannosaurs, the duck-bills hadrosaur Brachylophosaurus was the most common found, Ceratopsian included Avaceratops and smaller theropods like Tr
  5. MONTANA, Rosebud County find but within eyesight of Garfield County. This was not found in situ but recovered at the bottom of a wash along with dozens of other fragments. The smaller piece attached below is from the same section. Size of dental battery is 9"x4". Size of smaller tooth section is 3"x2".
  6. Mjrogue

    ID help

    Found this today. Any idea what it is?
  7. jikohr

    Is this a Leptoceratops claw?

    Hi everyone! After I posted some claws earlier, Troodon directed me to a very helpful link on identifying HC dino claws and while I was there I noticed something really interesting. See, those claws also came with a claw from an herbivorous dinosaur which I just chalked up to Thescelosaurus until I saw pics on the thread of Leptoceratops claws. Before I make that leap, I'd like a second opinion though. The piece is from the Hell Creek of Powder River County, Montana. I included pics from the thread of Thescelosaurus and Leptoceratops side by side with mine to show my reasoning. Any
  8. Kmcnalley

    Unidentified Theropod Tooth

    Hi Everyone, I recently purchased this feeding worn theropod tooth that the seller had listed as unidentified, with it likely being a Tyrannosaur tooth. It is .42 inches long (straight line) and comes from Hell Creek. I was thinking it might be a Acheroraptor tooth, but its tough to tell due to the amount of feeding wear and enamel damage. I was wondering if anyone else could help me concretely identify it. Thanks!
  9. jikohr

    Are any of these raptor claws?

    Hi everyone! I acquired some dinosaur claw partials and am trying to learn to tell them apart. There are a few different morphologies so not all of them are Anzu (I think). Any insight would be greatly appreciated! The length measurement given is from the tip to the top of the base in a straight line Upper left, first pic set: 24 mm Upper right, second pic set: 21.5 mm Lower left, third pic set: 29 mm lower middle, fourth pic set: 25 mm (probably Anzu) Lower right, fifth pic set: 26 mm (also probably Anzu)
  10. Cschwartz1

    Leaf fossils identification

    I'm looking for help in identifying some leaf fossils/impressions I found in the Fort Union formation in Montana. Most were found in S.E Montana. There are many different kinds. Can someone help me identify them? Can someone give me a good point of contact for someone? Here are several examples. Tia.
  11. Dr. Nick

    Help identifying this tooth

    Last summer I found this tooth on the Boulder River in Montana, any help identifying it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for looking!
  12. Joseph Kapler

    Tooth Identification

    Here is a small tooth collected from the Hell Creek formation, Garfield Montana, likely a juvenile. I think from its properties that it is a Nanotryannus. I would appreciate your thoughts.
  13. petoskeypicker

    Cretaceous Mammal Tooth Fossil ID Please

    Hi, I recently got this cretaceous mammal tooth from the Hell Creek formation, and I was wondering if you may help me find the scientific name of the species that it belonged to. I've done some research and learned that it was the premolar of a Multituberculate mammal. This order of mammals was diverse and there were many species. I think it might be one of the members of the Genus, Mesodma, Yet I could be wrong. I tried to narrow it down to the exact species, yet there are few examples to help me pinpoint to a certain Id. This tiny tooth is from Garfield County, Montana. it is from the late c
  14. Hi everyone, I wanted to get some opinions on this piece I found in Montana's Hell Creek formation this past summer. My initial thoughts were that it was a ceratopsid skull fragment. It was a fossil I was planning on selling, but before I do I wanted to rule out the possibility that it was a piece of ankylosaur osteoderm as I have significantly less material from that clade of dinosaurs. The dimensions are about 8 cm by 7 cm.
  15. Hi everyone, About a week ago I posted pictures of a tiny carnivorous dinosaur tooth from Hell Creek thinking it was raptor and it wound up being Tyrannosaur. Since then I've been taking a closer look at my other tiny teeth and this one which I thought was Acheroraptor stuck out to me when I took a closer look at the serrations. It also occurred to me that there are serrations (although very worn that I for the life of me could not get a decent shot of but are present) on the anterior carina which you don't see on Acheroraptor teeth so now I'm leaning more towards a tiny Tyrannosau
  16. PaleoNoel

    Bizarre Hell Creek Denticle?

    Hi all. I know it's been a long time since I've posted anything on the forum, but now that I'm back from college I'm planning on being more active. Today I wanted to post this odd fossil I found this past summer at a Hell Creek formation microsite in eastern Montana. I've never seen anything quite like it before, but my guess is that it's some odd denticle from a cartilaginous fish of some variety OR alternatively it could just be an odd fish tooth (maybe pharyngeal?). It measures about 4 mm from base to tip and a little bit over 1 mm at its widest. Any input would be appreciated. -Noel
  17. Hi everyone, Recently acquired some vertebrae from Hell Creek, I think the first one (1.4 x 1.1 x 1 inches) is a small Edmontosaurus caudal and the second (1,375 x 1 x .8 inches) is a Thescelosaurus Caudal. I'm still learning though so I wanted to confirm the id. Any feedback is appreciated as always!
  18. Psmith8547

    Help identifying turtle species

    I found this turtle in Hell Creek formation outside Glendive MT last summer, well below KT junction (image 2670). I can't find textbooks or images similar. 43 cm x21 cm (2677). Carapace relatively good markings (image 3127) though lots of cracks. What I can't find is a group of turtles having a carapace without the pygal/supracaudal scutes ( image 3126- i.e. it's indented, definitely not fractured. It is quite fragmented and I'd love to find an anatomy book to aid in gluing it back together right.
  19. Hi everyone! I've got one more tiny hell creek tooth that I need help on. I didn't even think there was any mystery to it until I took a really close look at it. I acquired it as part of a set of Paronychodon teeth which are pretty distinctive looking and at first glance I though that's what this was since it's a small theropod tooth with the prominent lines going up the side (I forget what they're called) and with really nice serrations and wait..... Paronychodon doesn't have serrations. At least I don't think it does. I looked around to see if there have been any documented serra
  20. Here in south-central Montana we have remnants of the seabed from the Western Interior Seaway. Many impressions of what I can only describe as an S-shaped, fossilized sandworm exist. Recently a spalled piece of sandstone revealed this fossil (see photo) and I am curious to know exactly what creatures existed in the Cretaceous era that could be correctly identified as the one that made these impressions. Thanks for any help! I retrieved the loose half, the concave portion (seen lying on the ground below the fossil), for interpretive, educational use and wonder if I should or need to apply
  21. TUrban

    Montana fossils

    Hello, I recently acquired a small box of fossils from someone who had passed away recently. Inside were many fossils including those pictured. The only indicator of where they are from is that the box says "MONTANA". I can tell there are dromeosaur teeth, hadrosaur teeth, ankylosaur teeth and such. I know the man I got them from would routinely dig in the hell creek formation but I just wanted to make sure there wasn't anything obvious that I'm missing that would indicate that these fossils were collected elsewhere. My guess is that they are from the hell creek formation however.
  22. patrickhudson

    Attempt at Dino displays

    Decided to attempt some DIY Dino displays today. Happy with how they turned out - as long as my three year old doesn’t get ahold of them. I’m going to try the claw mount with some natural wood, maybe beach wood, in the future and spend a bit more time on it - but the first try worked out somewhat. All personal Montana finds with my buddy and my 12 year old daughter. All teeth are 100% natural except the largest brown one which has some minor repair, and the claws which have tip repair. also - I get that the tarsal bone (?) doesn’t fit the claw, but I’m no purist - and not that sma
  23. Hi everyone! I've got another hell creek phalange I could use some help on. There's some damage on the front which exposes the inside showing it's hallow, so my first though was theropod, but I don't know for sure. dimensions are about 1.25 x .625 x .55 inches. Any feedback is greatly appreciated as always. Also Happy Thanksgiving!
  24. Hi everyone! I recently acquired some hell creek dino phalanges and could use some help identifying them further if possible. This one was advertised as theropod and I'm thinking it might be Tyrannosaur since it seems to robust to be any of the little guys like the raptors or whatever Richardoestesia and Paronychodon are but I wanted to make sure. measurements are about 1.5 x 1 x 1 inches. Any feedback is appreciated as always!
  25. jikohr

    Dinosaur tooth id help

    Hi everyone! A little while a go I bought some Tyrannosaur tooth fragments from the Judith Hill formation. They all looked correctly identified but this one looks a little funny to me. It's definitely a partial theropod tooth from Judith Hill formation of Montana. I just would like another look at it. It's a little less than an inch long.
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