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  1. Kem Kem Raptor Humerus

    I bought a number of cool little Kem Kem fossils recently. There's a number of quite interesing ones in there. One of them turned out to be pretty special. As far as I know Dromaeosaurid material is pretty rare in the Kem Kem beds. But this seems to be the upper part of a right humerus of a raptor. Other Theropods are generally pretty different and those of birds while more similar also don't match. the bone is obviously hollow but the bone wall is still fairly substantial, which makes me think its Dromaeosaur instead of bird. The bone is also almost identical in shape and size to the humerus of the small Dromaeosaurid Bambiraptor. Though mine is obviously not as complete, but still very nicely preserved in 3D. I feel confident enough to call this raptor that I wanted to share this with you guys. Bambiraptor humerus. Needless to say, I'm really happy with this piece.
  2. 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.
  3. Fossils

    What is this fossil dino? Is this real? It is a raptor but I don't know what raptor
  4. Possible raptor tooth?

    Please help me identify this tooth. I am fairly new to fossil collecting. Like many I've had my brachiopods and thumb print size trilobites for years, but nothing as cool as an actual fossilized tooth. Hence why I must admit right up front I was recently duped by the whole Deltadromeus label when purchasing something new for my collection. I'm a classroom teacher and I was in the midst of an intense unit on dinosaurs and fossils and I was eager to find some hands on examples to bring to my students. I jumped on an auction site and for a few tens I purchased this tooth. I wasn't motivated by the fact that it was a Deltadromeus tooth, but simply an actual fossilized tooth....something really different from anything I already owned. Fast forward a couple of weeks when I decide to look online for more "Deltadromeus" teeth and find a link to this forum - and a wealth of information explaining to me in very clear language why it is impossible for me to definitively claim this tooth as Deltadromeus! (A huge thank you by the way!) Trouble is, now I'm not sure how to descibe this item when presenting to students and/or friends and neighbors. I'm excited enough to be holding a fosslized dinosaur tooth. (OK, after saying that I'm holding my breath that it really is a dinosaur tooth after my recent stegosauria dissappointment!) While it would be great to give it a specific name so I could open a book and say "It's from that dinosaur" - it's far more important for me to be accurate, no matter how "general" that accuracy may be. That being said, what would be an appropriate way to identify this tooth? Is it correct for me to call it a Theropod tooth? Would it be correct to take it one step further and call it a raptor tooth or is theropod already going too far down the list of scientific classification? Due to the serrations does that indicate a carnivore tooth or is that simply an assumption? The last photo is kind of dark but it does show serrations on both sides. I am grateful for any and all assistance.
  5. what do you think about this deinonychus tooth? The seller says it's from Utah, U.S.A. thanks to all
  6. Raptor Behavior

    Hi do you know how a raptor fights
  7. Possibly for it being a dakotaraptor tooth ? I talked with Walter W. Stein Bill and he said its good candidate for it being a dakotaraptor tooth its size is 3/8 inch and its form hell creek, south dakota I havent receive the tooth so i cant check the serrations of it too.
  8. Dino egg

    Was out hunting and my son found what I think is a egg.
  9. Raptor Nest

    Just thought I'd share something cool. There's a little rock shop in my city that I like to visit every once in a while. Although most of the fossils they sell are nice little ammonites, orthoceras, shark teeth, etc., they've recently acquired some specimens that blew me away: a couple of solitary raptor eggs, a raptor nest, and a hadrosaur nest! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw them. I asked one of owners of the shop where the fossils were from and I was told the raptor nest was from Madagascar and the solitary eggs were from South America. I didn't ask about the hadrosaur nest. Questions regarding their authenticity and legal nature immediately flooded my mind as I'm not familiar with the laws of those countries regarding fossils. They also look to me to be incomplete but I'm not sure. Personally, I believe the nests (assuming they're real), should be in a museum or institute where paleontologists have access to study and learn from them, but who could resist the thought of being able to say you own a freakin raptor nest!? Maybe put it on display in your mancave with a plaque that reads: "Dont touch my huevos!" Anyway, let me know your thoughts. Have you ever been in the presence of a fossil that truly astonished you for whatever reason? e.g. your favorite dino, a significant discovery, etc. I'd love to hear your responses.
  10. Note: I won't post any pictures here because even with censoring and cropping, the dealer/website is too easily identifiable. As if buying properly identified fossils couldn't get any harder, I was just directed to a extremely professional website that had whole sections on identification of fake fossils, how to identify between various Moroccan dinosaurs, even books on the topic! Every fossil sold there had its own page giving details of said fossil and why it was identified as that particular species etc. I did a search on the raptor section. Less than 10% were true dromaeosaurids. What grates me is that any uninformed buyer would look at the website and go, "They sure know their stuff. Wow! I even get a certificate of authenticity on my fossil!" Cue a buyer spending wasted money. There is great misinformation today in the fossil market, especially Moroccan ones. Sometimes, both diggers and dealers are mistaken about the ID of their fossils thanks to too much hearsay and information passed down from one another. To sum it up: 1) A professional-looking website doesn't guaranteed good IDs 2) Certificates mean nothing. Anyone can print one out 3) Even if a dealer/website tries to teach you how to identify a wrongly-IDed fossil, ensure they practice what they preach. This website pointed out correctly that for raptors, the inner serrations were larger than outer ones. The teeth he sold however, did not follow this rule. Most likely he copied it from somewhere 4) The dealer being a member of AAPS doesn't mean he knows what he's selling 5) "Everyone else is unreliable! Getting from us is the only way to make sure you know you are getting the correct fossil! We visit the dig sites ourselves, we vet every specimen." Sounds familiar? Some dealers resort to fear tactics to make themselves the only legit-looking source. 6) Raptors, dinosaur eggs, tyrannosaurids are some of the fossils that are harder to properly identify. When buying one, be extra cautious about the ID If in doubt, take some pics and show it to the forums. There are plenty of experts here, we are more than happy to help spot for fakes. As the saying goes, caveat emptor "let the buyer beware".
  11. Dromaeosaur tooth?

    Hi all, I found this tooth in a locality where the formations of the Black Creek Group are present in Eastern North Carolina. The Black Creek Group contains the Tar Heel Formation, the Bladen Formation, and the Donoho Creek Formation. These formations are late Cretaceous and range from early Campanian to early Maastrichtian. Dinosaur fossils are known from this locality, including hadrosaurs, tyrannosaurs, and dromaeosaurs. This locality primarily preserves marine fossils, such as shark teeth and crocodile teeth and bones, but also dinosaur material. There are serrations on the tooth, however, I am not sure my camera can capture those. I believe that I need a different lens for that much magnification. Would love to hear thoughts about this tooth. I would be happy to provide any additional photos or information that may be missing. Thanks!
  12. Hi guys, I have bought some undetermined dinosaur teeth from Morocco. I know determination is very difficult with maroc Theropod teeth, but I am curious what your opinions are. The teeth are found in the Tegana formation from the Kem Kem deposits. Note: I know that the fossil in the right top is a chew plate from a generic fish. Kind regards,
  13. Finally got a nice raptor tooth

    So since I started collecting fossils, I've been trying to get a nice complete raptor tooth. I bought my first dinosaur teeth (Moroccan theropod tooth and 2 partial raptor from Hell Creek) back in May 2015. Last week, I finally found and bought a beautiful little raptor tooth from Hell Creek Here it is
  14. Dromaeosaur Metatarsal

    Partial metatarsal of a Theropod dinosaur. Probably from a Dromaeosaurid. Very similar to metatarsal II and IV of Velociraptor.
  15. Hi there! I was just wondering if anyone has experience buying and selling dinosaur tooth fossils. I was looking to purchase my first dinosaur tooth as a gift. Many prices on sites can be extremely pricey, I was taking a look on ebay and the prices are relatively cheap for what I'm looking for. I was wondering how to tell whether or not these are authentic tooth fossils. If someone could give me their opinion on purchasing a tooth I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks!
  16. Odd Hell Creek tooth

    Hi, A short while ago, my wife and I collected in a Hell Creek location on a private ranch in SE Montana. Associated finds were Nanotyrannus teeth, Triceratops teeth, as well as a few Hadrosaur and Triceratops bones. My wife found an unusual tooth. It is about 1 cm in length, curved in lingually, curved to the posterior, and it is serrated on the posterior edge. The denticles have a pronounced upward (towards the tip) direction, and the spacing between denticles is greater toward the base of the tooth. On the lingual face, there are pronounced ridges. From a recent post, I am considering Pectinodon or Troodon, as remote possibilities, but the denticles are not so large, oddly spaced, and there are the pronounced ridges. Any ideas? Thanks. Mark
  17. Raptor tooth

    Tooth of a velociraptorine raptor. Specifically the serrations of the tooth are typical of Saurornitholestes.
  18. Saurornitholestes tooth

    From the album Reptile Fossils

    Saurornitholestes sp. Tooth of a velociraptorine raptor. Location: Judith River, Montana, USA Age: Campanian, Upper Cretaceous

    © Olof Moleman

  19. I recently got a copy of the Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs and decided to attempt to model a Velociraptor skeleton, maybe 3d print it once its done. Unfortunately the book doesn't include any front or back views of the skeleton so I would love some anatomical feedback. In addition, I could use a little help identifying the bones in red in this image: They aren't visible in the top view I have, so I don't know how they are supposed to connect with the rest of the rib cage.
  20. Hello, I have been wanting to purchase this raptor claw. Would just like to ask if this is an authentic fossil. thanks!
  21. Hey guys, I came across this Hell Creek claw for sale and I really want it if it is in fact from a dromaeosaur. The seller labeled it as a velociraptor claw, which of course I know it isn't. Velociraptors are from Mongolia, are very rare, and are illegal to export. Anyways, it is from Hell Creek. Do you claw experts think it is a theropod dino claw, even further, a raptor claw? I will add more pictures when the seller sends me more. Help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  22. Do any of you guys have any Utahraptor fossils or have seen any Utahraptor fossils?
  23. Does anyone know where to buy a raptor killing claw and how much they cost? I've tried searching it it on google and ebay, but the only thing that comes up is replicas
  24. Theropod Toe Bone Or Turtle Bone?

    Hi, I bought this raptor toe bone a few weeks ago. The website said that it is from an unidentified theropod, likely Acheroraptor. Troodon informed me about how not much material has been found of Acheroraptor. And also he said that my bone looks more like a turtle bone than a theropod bone. I think that he's probably right. I just want to hear some more opinions about it. It is from the Hell Creek Formation. Let me know what you guys think!
  25. Moroccan Raptor Tooth

    Hi, I have this "Raptor" tooth from Morocco and it says its Deltadromeus, but I know it's not that because no skeletal material has yet been found. And I'm just wondering if it is from some kind of raptor. I know that there hasn't been any raptor skeletal material found in Morocco, just teeth. Based on the pictures, does the tooth look Dromaeosaurid? Is it still from a raptor? I can post more pictures if needed. Thanks