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Found 23 results

  1. Mystery Fossil From Rock Show

    Quite some years back my late uncle purchased the attached fossil at a gem show here locally. Too be completely honest it looks kind of fake to me... but im might just have a untrained eye. My Aunt has taken the picture. I Couldn't possibly imagine it being from around here so I'm really not sure what age it could be or what location it is from. I'll try to acquire some more photos with a scale shortly. I know its a shot in the dark but any feedback would be greatly appreciated. -Nick
  2. What kind of tooth is this?

    I found a tooth here online and it claims to be a Raptor tooth from Hell Creek. It has a classic Kem Kem color and kinda looks like a croc tooth?
  3. I saw this lebanon fish fossil (maybe Aipichtys sp?) On website, and i planning to buy this but i'm worried its head has made by man. its head looks little weired and unnatural. I never saw fish heads looks like this. Anyone knows about its right id or why it is fake?(or why it is natural one) Thanks. Sorry for bad quality pictures...
  4. Hey everyone, I saw this fossil being sold and I think I am going to buy it, but I don’t know if it’s real or fake. It is two rooted Mosasaur teeth with extra jaws and bones (I contacted the seller, who told me they were also probably Mosasaur bones). It was found in Phosphate Deposits, in Khourigba, Morocco. Please help!
  5. This mastodon tooth was apparently found in Florida in 2016. The blackish spots look like they are crystals/minerals that have replaced part of the tooth. Also, on the backside, it appears that there is plaster from when it was wrapped up. I still don’t know if it is real or fake though. Please help! Thanks!
  6. These triceratops teeth looked polished, and there is two white dots on the bigger one that I think is a burn from preparing the tooth. It would be great help if someone could tell me if they are real or fake. Thanks so much!
  7. Hello. Good evening to everyone from my favorite Forum! Unfortunately I do not have the slightest intimacy with coral fossils, so I do not know if they are fake or whether they are true, whether they are common or whether they are rare. Precisely because of my complete ignorance of the matter, I have resolved, please, to ask for your help. So I basically have 2 questions: 01 - Are they real? 02 - The seller describes as fossil corals of the species PLASCOMILLIA VIDALI, from the Late Cretaceous (SANTONIENSE), discovered in Lerida, Spain, aged 83 to 87 million years. Is this information correct? Are these 3 corals: Coral - 1 Coral - 2 Coral - 3 @Tidgy's Dad
  8. Hi guys! Is this legit? It looks epic... maybe too epic to be real?! Any advice would be much appreciated from a newb fossil enthusiast. Cheers
  9. I recently purchased this 3.5 inch spinosaurus tooth online, but have some concerns it may be painted. I was told by the previous owner that when checked under microscope, it appeared to have some glue in the cracks, possibly just to keep them from spreading but did not appear to have any full break repairs. However to me, the colour looks too consistent, and the colour leaks into the center on top as though painted. Thoughts?
  10. Fossil Fish of Madagascar

    Hello! Good night to everyone from my favorite forum! I would like to know, please, if this beautiful fossil fish of Madagascar is real, but I believe it is, and of what species it is. Does anyone know in which formation, or region of Madagascar in which it was discovered? I'm grateful for all the help! My friend please: @oilshale
  11. What are These Bones?

    So a while back I was given these fossils along with a Spinosaurus tooth. He said that they were all from the same area and that they were both vertebrae. I can see the touch up on the larger one obviously but it still seems real because of the spongy meterial from the one view. I was just wondering if you could ID these for me I’m pretty new to the fossil scene. Thanks.
  12. Hi, I have two Spinosaurus teeth, both said to be from Khouribga Morocco but bought from different sellers. Both look convincingly real to me but I'm an absolute novice. One of the two teeth (but not the other) is becoming hollow at the non-pointy end due to the sandy contents crumbling. Gently tapping removes more. The reddish outer enamel surface seems fine though. So is that a bad thing perhaps indicating a fake? And if it's normal and OK is there an 'acceptable' way of preventing the problem? Thanks, Tim
  13. Keichosaur

    Hello, my friend has given me this Keichosaur he has convinced himself is fake. Is it? I know this fossil has quite the reputation. He purchased it from a store in Tennessee.
  14. So I found this skull and I'd love to maybe get something like this in the future, I could possibly do prep work to make it look better. But is it real? I can't tell. All I know about it is it's from morocco.
  15. Hi all, Was looking through some fossils online and came across this one. It was in the "Exclusive fossils" section; so I got really surprised seeing this "pebble" in there. The seller claims it is the fossil skull of a Hybodus shark. Now to me this is very weird. As we all know, sharks have a cartilaginous body; so their skeleton doesn't fossilize easily. That's why I am doubtful about the skull of this shark being so well preserved, with the brain and all. Plus, to me this just looks like a funny-shaped pebble. The only thing that makes it more believable for me are the "teeth" in the last closeup photo. I might be completely wrong on my suspicion, and this might indeed be an exceptional incredible piece. But then shouldn't it be more at home in a museum??? What do you guys think? Best regards, Max
  16. Is this fossil real? If so, what is it?

    Hi there. I'm new to this forum and created an account just to ask about this fossil I found. It's really cool and was wondering if it's the real thing or fake. If anyone could identify this for me I'd very much appreciate it
  17. Hi there. I'm new to fossil collecting.. a hobby my son (6) and I are enjoying together. Today we came across this at a local oddities shop and I'm wondering if it is a real Megalodon tooth Pics were too big to add together.. here are the front and slightly serrated edge
  18. I also have a Keichousaurus which I bought from a mineral and fossil convention in Hong Kong, I believe it should be real because he had no other Keichousaurus slates, It has some thing in its stomach possibly a embryo, I lived in Hong Kong and it is still there so I hope is is real but it most likely is I will upload a picture of it soon
  19. Which Fish?

    This was given to me as a gift many years ago. Its the only fossil I have that I didn't collect myself. I know nothing about it its age or where it was found, or if it is possibly a fake. If it is to stay in my collection, I want to have a good ID and if possible a fairly accurate location and strata.
  20. Real Keichousaurus???

    Hello everyone! I recently saw this fossil for sale... I have always wanted a Keichousaurus, as they have always fascinated me. I think I found my chance. The seller is Dutch and lives in the south of the Netherlands (which is good for me when it comes to shipping). Do you think it's real or fake? The info given by the seller: Keichousaurus hui Xingyi, Guizhou, China 245 mya (mid-Triassic) Mudstones and silts from Guizhou Small restauration Hand-prepped "Like all dinosaurs keichousaurus belonged to the reptile family. Due to the heavy bone structure scientists think that these reptiles were about to make the evolutionary step from sea to land. These reptiles are slain as a result of a volcanic eruption about 250 million years ago. When the volcanic ash dried arose cracks. These cracks were filled with water, forming the calcite veins that you can see in the rock. Often breaking the stone plates on these veins. This copy has also been broken on the calcite vein that runs through the tail. This is expertly put back together. The keichousaurus is complete and unrestored." "Rare nicely prepared keichousaurus with many details. Size 13,1 cm. (17.5 cm in extended position). The matrix measuring 22,7cm x 14,5cm and is 0.8 cm thick. Gorgeous decorative fossil." If you want some more photo's or specific info, tell me in the replies. Thank you already for all your help! Warmest regards, Max
  21. Need ID for fossil.

    These are gifts that my father bought for me in his trip to Brazil more than 20 years ago. Knowing the country, I request this ID assuming what I have is probably fake. Attached photos. 2 specimen, I think both actually exist in present time.
  22. This has been took to the university of hull and the professor of geology could not explain it. What are your thoughts and opinions? Does this look real or fake? One of the residents from my residential home bought it from a charity shop.
  23. Hello, The skull is supposed to be a platicarpus... it has been examined by paleontology students and phd (according to the seller and to a report signed by a geologist) who concluded that it s 70-75% authentic. Concerning the identification of the specie, the report state: "The anatomy of this skull suggests an evolution of the Tympaniticus, with the palate dentition similar to, but more evolved than, the Prognathodon - and exhibiting the elongate maxilla and dentary of common Mosasuarus, for example the Plotosaurus bennisoni" They datted the fossil to mid-late cretaceous ad think taht its origin is from the Khourigba aera in Morocco. Now, as you can see on the picture, the rear part of the cranium looks to have been heavily restaured, if not totaly reconstructed with artificial material (quadrate, posterior extension of the pterygoid, supratemporal and supraoccipital...). The report states: "In this case, there are parts of the angular/articular; coronoid, jugal, parietal, postorbitalfrontal, quadrate, squamosal and surangular that have been repaired, augmented or replaced."
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