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  1. Here's my Two Medicine formation collection from Montana. It's all Daspletosaurus besides one Saurornitholestes tooth. I'm hoping to get specimens of some of the Two Medicine herbivores in the future. Pics 2 and 3= Daspletosaurus tooth in matrix Pics 4 and 5= Daspletosaurus partial tibia Pics 6 and 7= Daspletosaurus toe bone partial Pics 8 and 9= Daspletosaurus vertebrae process Pics 10 and 11=Saurornitholestes tooth
  2. Possible raptor tooth?

    So.......I've recently gotten into fossil collecting. It's very addicting, I'll admit. Anyway, I recently bought a neat little Kem Kem tooth that was supposedly listed as a "dromaeosaur" or "raptor" tooth. It wasn't too expensive, and of a decent size and quality, so if by chance it wasn't some sort of raptor tooth, I wasn't going to cry about wasting money. I have no idea why, since ignorance is bliss, but I had a sudden urge to look up identifying raptor teeth and stumbled across this impressive site (thank you for existing!!!!). I am now quite certain that my Kem Kem "dromaeosaur" tooth is most likely from some abelisaurid species, which I'm totally fine with since I was planning on buying one anyway. I'll post pictures of it later, since I already own it and can (hopefully) have it identified to the most likely species at my leisure. However, I stumbled across this tooth on my search for elusive raptor teeth. The seller has surprisingly (and respectably) titled it as an unclassified tooth from the Kem Kem area. To my amateur eyes, it looks like it might possibly belong to a raptor? It is supposedly 0.6 inch long. These are the only pictures the seller has provided so far, hopefully they will work. It looks like the mesial serrations (hopefully I'm using that right! New words, yay!) look like they curve slightly to the lingual surface at the base, at least to me.... I roughly sized up a picture of a ruler with millimeters to the pictures of the tooth. There are roughly 4 serrations per millimeter on the mesial side, and 3 per millimeter on the distal. What do you think? Lingual surface is the first picture, labial is the second.
  3. Please help Id these raptor teeth

    I was hopeing to get some help with the id of these raptor teeth. The small tooth I’ve had for a long time and I don’t have any info on its location. The larger tooth I just recently purchased and the info the seller listed is below. Any help would be greatly appreciated. "It was found in upper Cretaceous age deposits, Tegana Formation, in the phosphate mines of southern Morocco (near Taouz)."
  4. 3 hell creek theropod teeth

    I found these three teeth on a certain auction site (all 5/8" long) listed as raptor teeth (probably just based on size), but clearly the first two are not. They must be either Nanotyrannus or T. rex. The cross section of the first is very rectangular like Nanotyrannus, but also very robust/"fat". I'm leaning toward Nano on this one. The second seems more oval shaped so I'm leaning a little toward T. rex on this one. I'm not really sure on either though. As for the third one, my gut says Nanotyrannus. The anterior and posterior serrations are definitely too similar for Acheroraptor (I have one, very different), but could it possibly be Dakotaraptor? Any help here is appreciated. I'm really not very interested in Nanotyrannus teeth right now but I am very interested in small mislabeled T. rex or Dakotaraptor teeth. tooth #1: tooth #2: tooth #3:
  5. Claw back from restoration

    I just got my large Acheroraptor temertyorum digit II-3 killing claw back from the restorer. He added the missing 1/4” back on to the top of the articulating end and added the missing 3/4” of the tip. The rest of the claw is complete, as it was found nearly whole. It’s one of my prized possessions and I am so happy with the restoration work. The claw was found in Powder River County, Montana’s Hell Creek Formation.
  6. Dromaeosaur

    Dinosaur teeth from North Carolina are rare and have only been found in a handful of locations. Other than one well known location, these other sites are kept very close to the vest for obvious reasons. Most North Carolina collectors will never find one. This tooth is a Dromaeosauridae, probably the most common theropod known from North Carolina. My tentative I.D. ?Sauronitholestes langstoni is based on photographs of a tooth that has been positively I.D.'d by Dr. David Schwimmer from the same site where I found this tooth. Once I get a confirmation or negative assessment I will either remove the question marks from my I.D. or just assign it as Dromaeosauridae indet.
  7. I found this leg bone for sale on the internet? But is it a real raptor leg bone? Seems way to small for me and thought maybe it is pterosaur or bird?
  8. Raptor vertebra?

    I just recently bought this on a certain auction site (that I've been spending too much time on lately). The seller said it is most likely a raptor caudal vertebra. It was a surface find from the Judith River Formation about 30 miles north of Glasgow, Montana. Is the seller's ID accurate?
  9. Raptor Arm

    Partial right humerus (upper arm) of an undiscribed Dromaeosaurid. The size is very similar to that of Bambiraptor. This animal was possibly just over a meter long.
  10. hi, what do you think about this please ? and this raptor egg ?
  11. Raptor tooth from Morocco

    Hello my friends, I am showing my new purchase: it is defined by the seller as a generic raptor tooth which comes from Kem Kem Morocco. First of all is this identification right? Secondly is it possible to specify more in detail the species? Thank you very much Alessio
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Fossils

    What is this fossil dino? Is this real? It is a raptor but I don't know what raptor
  15. 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.
  16. what do you think about this deinonychus tooth? The seller says it's from Utah, U.S.A. thanks to all
  17. Raptor Behavior

    Hi do you know how a raptor fights
  18. 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.
  19. Dino egg

    Was out hunting and my son found what I think is a egg.
  20. 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.
  21. 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".
  22. 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!
  23. 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,
  24. 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