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  1. Hi all. I found this Spinosaurid tooth online. I like the colour of the crown, but I am not sure about the root part. Do you think it is real or is it, or parts of it, added on? Thanks!
  2. Hi! I'm a bit doubtful about this spino tooth: it is genuine? Is authentic only the tooth? The root is real or fake? I have read online that genuine rooted teeth of Spinosaurus are extremely rare... Thank for any help.
  3. 3'5 inch Carcharodontosaurus S. Tooth from the regular KemKem beds. However, I do have some suspicions of the root. Can anybody help
  4. Hello, Here is what I think is a nice lot of Hemipristis serra teeth from Florida, which are about 2~2.5cm size. However I have no experience with shark teeth or teeth in general so I was wondering if these seem real, if there seems to be any restoration/reconstruction? I think most of these have nice serrations, but how is the quality of enamel and root preservation? Thanks.
  5. I just had another bad experience with the famous auction site wich I can not mention by name as I understand it. (Even my cat could find it in an encyclopedia though...) This time I placed a quick bidding on a - as it was advertised - slightly restored big fully rooted tooth of a Prognatodon currii. To my exitement I won the bidding. Taking a better look at the photo's of the item my doubts grew and on its arrival yesterdag my worries were allas confirmed. The tooth was firmly and totally cemented to the root with a mixture of sand and glue (in a colour nearly matching the fossil). Othe
  6. Found this digging in greens mill run NC the other day - was in stuff that was a mix of the Yorktown and Cretaceous typical for that creek - so found with crow shark, great whites , giant whites , whale bone fragments and ear bones etc.. It reminds me in shape of the tooth root chunks I frequently find at gmr of the enchodus but obviously much much much larger than those and the bone on this is much more porous as well though I’m not experienced enough to know if that’s from aging wear or not, honestly. Anyhow if anyone knows what tooth root segment this might be from or if I’m totally
  7. Hi everyone! I recently bought this Mosasaur tooth with a complete root attached. It was found in Morocco. I know there are many fakes around where they glue a real crown to a fake root. I hope you guys can tell me more on it and possibly verify it's authenticity. (Size: 14cm in length) Thanks in advance!
  8. Hi all, here is a spinosaur rooted tooth with a strange cavity sort of thing at the bottom of the partial root. Does anyone know if it's a hike for a new tooth? Or is it just some kind of damage It's from the kemkem, 7.5 cm long
  9. Hello, wanted to share this rooted Carcharodontosaurus tooth, thoughts on it? How would you rate it? it measures 77mm , is the root original? Thanks for your opinions ! Best
  10. Per Christian

    Suchomimus tooth, with a root?

    Hi all. It seems I'm spamming the forum these days.. I came across this suchomimus tooth, and I'm aware many are in fact croc teeth. Does anyone here know whether this is suchomimus or crocodile?
  11. Hi everyone! This is a Prognathodon tooth from Oulad Abdoun Basin, Morocco. I know that lots of rooted mosasaur tooth are composite or fake, so I am so happy to get such a nice rooted tooth from a reliable seller! The root has groove, which is a place for a new growing tooth, and has a great texture. I wanted to soak this and wash out some dusts from the root, but I saw a thread that says I should not soak Moroccan fossils.
  12. This would be my first Mammoth Molar I'm preparing again in 10 years. My first one was a 10lb Mammoth molar. This one is quite small of course since it's from a calf. It has been laying in right water for 1,5 months and at the moment I'm glueing the last 4 pieces since it's precision work with this small piece. I'm really glad I picked up on this one (Found in Maasvlakte, Netherlands). I found it in pretty poor condition you guys can see in the pictures. But I have never seen this molar, so I'm amazed anyways! I will show you guys the full picture when it is all done!
  13. Samurai

    Coral or Mastodon Molar?

    Hello! one of my coworkers brought in this fossil since they knew I was interested in that sorta thing and when I first saw it my mind went to coral but they said it was from California and was told it was a Mammoth molar, so I had to change my theory. While I know it is not a Mammoth molar it definitely has a tooth like structure, and in my opinion, could look like a heavily worn down Mastodon molar but I wanted someone who is an expert in this field/ knows more information than me to help with the identification. I didn't get to measure it exactly b
  14. historianmichael

    Stigmaria ficoides

    From the album: Llewellyn Formation Plants of Pennsylvania

    Stigmaria ficoides Late Pennsylvanian Llewellyn Formation Schuylkill Co., PA
  15. I’ve been to an outcrop on a cut highway ramp three times over the past three days. First two times I gathered rocks and broke them up at home. This time I stuck around and searched. This outcrop has a prominent exposure of the Pine Creek limestone. In the shale immediately above that, I found my first fossilized plant/tree tap root. 13oz Estwing pick for scale. I was able to recover it. It’s about 12 pieces. The top portion has a quartz looking center. I plan on taking some photos and then trying to piece it back together with some paraloid.
  16. historianmichael

    Stigmaria ficoides

    From the album: Llewellyn Formation Plants of Pennsylvania

    Stigmaria ficoides Late Pennsylvanian Llewellyn Formation Northumberland Co., PA
  17. historianmichael

    Stigmaria ficoides

    From the album: Llewellyn Formation Plants of Pennsylvania

    Stigmaria ficoides Late Pennsylvanian Llewellyn Formation Centralia, PA
  18. Per Christian

    Pterosaur tooth with root

    Hello all, Here is a rooted pterosaur tooth from the kemkem. It's 6.5 cm long and is from the Kemkem. Does anyone know if an exact species can be determined for this tooth?
  19. Hi all, I came across this Ceratopsian tooth from the HC Fm. online and was wondering what you make of the 'wear facet' on the root? Did this occur naturally in the jaw while the tooth got disposed of? I have not seen this before so I am curious Thanks in advance!
  20. I_gotta_rock

    Stigmaria ficoides

    Stigmaria ficoides is a type designation for roots of scale trees (Lycopods). The main roots have scars, usually ovate, where the rootlets once attached. In this specimen you can clearly see not only the main root but rootlets coming off of the main root at right angles on both sides. The white highlights on this plate are iron oxide left from the original plant material. The site where this was found is part of the same formation as the famous St Clair locality, which is known for its white fern fossils.
  21. Samurai

    Petalodus sp. Tooth Root

    From the album: Chondrichthyan Teeth From The Pennsylvanian Period

    I believe this to be apart of a Petalodont root as I found the tooth in the previous image right next to this one
  22. Greetings everyone! I'm hoping someone might be able to help ID something that is not in the best of condition/shape. It's quite unusual from what I typically see/find here in Eastern NC - at first I was thinking the root of a whale tooth but it's not like any I've seen/found myself before. So, I'm hoping someone might be able to give direction if this is a tooth root or maybe even a small tusk root, possibly? There is only a tiny bit of enamel present on the tip where the tooth would be and the texture on the "inside" is somewhat similar looking to what I'd see in whale or maybe even a sliv
  23. Bonehunter

    Root system or conglomerate?

    Here's one of my "works". Again, found this when I was about 12 yrs old and painstakingly picked it clean with dental tools and thought it might be some sort of root system. Now, I wonder if its just a conglomerate? Thoughts on this as well appreciated! Though it looks like the "grey" roots are depressions, they are rounded, raised areas. I'll try taking some more outside. Maybe not even a fossil? Stay healthy! thanks! Bone
  24. Ruger9a

    Crinoid holdfast 3D

    Have you ever wondered what the holdfast root system looked like? I did. So I prepped one of my least costly duplicates to see the whole picture. Here are the before photos.
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