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Found 173 results

  1. What do you guys think about nanotyrannus? I thought it is a juvie tyrannosaurus but it's hands were bigger
  2. Anzu Sketch

    Drew this Anzu today and thought I should share it. Hope y'all enjoy!
  3. Era and could it be mammal or reptile

    Good morning everyone. I know it's impossible to put a precise id on this sample, but I'm cataloging my collection and wasn't sure how to make it's ID tag. So I know it's a dinosaur bone and as a UK Registered Veterinary Nurse, I know it a bone end at a joint. It was given in 2016 by my fossil club I'm a member off, Eastern society of Paleontology, Mo. Some may know the great paleontologist Dr Bruce Stinchcombe, Dr Mike Fick and Mr Rick Poropat who are also members. Thank you for any idea of the animal it came from. as rough guess, I was thinking some sort of small mammal or reptlie like the Champsosaurus so.
  4. Hello, this was found in the Hell Creek Formation of South Dakota in an area with a lot of triceratops, hadrosaur, and some struthiomimus fossils. It looks to be bone, as it is porous on the inside... however it is quite a bit heavier and denser than most of the other fossils I've found... similar to petrified wood. Wondering if anyone has any thoughts on what it might be.
  5. Hello, I was always interested if it is possible to buy land on formation (e.g. Morrison, Hell Creek) and excavate fossils legally. Please answer if you know any land for sale in this area. P.S. Sorry for my bad english, it is not my spoken language
  6. Dinosaur Fossil Rib Bone

    Hello everyone! I found this partial rib bone for sale, labeled as a dinosaur (Triceratops or edmontosaurus) rib bone, (reconstructed by the seller). The only locality information given was that it was found in the Hell Creek Formation, and that the rusty color of this specimen comes from the Iron in the matrix. The main thing I'm wondering is if it is a dinosaur rib bone (i'd be happy with just a "Dinosaur indet" I.D.) or if its from another animal. The lack of locality information has be a little concerned, and I wanted to check with the forum to see what you thought. Thank you for your help!
  7. I thought I would share this amazing articulated Troodon skeleton recently found by a respected fossil team. It's currently on the market so hopefully it ends up in a nice museum so everyone can enjoy it.
  8. Hell Creek Theropod Tooth- Acheroraptor?

    This is a .35" theropod tooth from the Hell Creek formation, Carter County Montana. It is a really pretty little tooth for sure and it would look great in our Acheroraptor display. I believe I see the ridges that are diagnostic to that species, especially in the first picture. I wanted to run this by the forum to be sure I am seeing what I need to see though.
  9. Tiny Hell Creek Theropod Tooth

    I just found this little tooth for sale. It is from the Hell Creek Formation in Montana and is 5/16" long. Assuming that includes the fake root, by measuring on my screen it appears to actually be 3/16" long along the distal edge. Serrations then are about 9 per 1/16" distal and 13.5 per 1/16" mesial and look more rod-like than chisel-like to me. There are no ridges on the sides, so it's not Acheroraptor. Could it be Dakotaraptor? This species has been #1 on my list for a while and I would love to have this in my collection if it is Dakotaraptor.
  10. Is this a genuine Triceratops frill fragment? It is from Hell Creek, MT. The seller has other frill pieces that look similar, along with other dino teeth. From what I've read in other posts, it sounds like presence of blood grooves confirm identity as a triceratops frill. I don't see overt grooves on the planar surface but I see evidence of a thin spongy bone layer in the cross section suggesting to me it is still bone of some sort. Thanks for any assistance.
  11. ID please

    Could someone please ID these two jaw pieces? The first piece is described as reptile and from the hell creek formation and measures 2.5inches and the second is from the Kem Kem basin.
  12. Odd little Hell Creek tooth

    This is an interesting tooth. It is from the Hell Creek Formation. no county was given only Montana. It is .3 cm and is serrated. It has a very interesting shape to it which i thought was similar to bird teeth but after seeing the serrations, my thought was Richardoestesia gilmorei. I am probably way off in my thinking. At the very least, I thought it was interesting enough to post here and see what other opinions are. Any thoughts ?
  13. Rex or nano

    So the tooth along with a few others I bought from a popular auction website the tooth in question measured 1.51 inches and defo a pre max tooth.
  14. I purchased these two fossils a while ago. Both are from the Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota, and both were described as hadrosaur jaws. They definitely seem to resemble the jaws of hadrosaurs, however I've noticed that the empty tooth rows of ceratopsians look extremely similar (to my untrained eyes), which is making me reconsider the seller's ID. I am hoping that someone out there with more knowledge can state confidently if these are ceratopsian or hadrosaur, and preferably if they can briefly explain why they think so. Bonus points if you can state if these are from the upper or lower jaws, or confidently state the genus. (From my limited research, it seems Edmontosaurus is the only hadrosaur described for the Hell Creek in South Dakota; the most abundant ceratopsian is Triceratops, but Torosaurus is also possible, as is Tatankaceratops, and of course the always popular "not yet described".) Let me know if additional photos would help your ID.
  15. Here is a really interesting bone. Despite being pretty small and a partial bone, this would be an excellent addition because you can get a great look inside of it. This is the type of bone that lends itself to some serious teaching I think. It is from Garfield County in Montana, Hell Creek Formation. 1 7/8" x 5/8" x 5/8". It is small and partial but it appears to be in excellent condition. It is listed as a raptor bone and my limited knowledge says that is a possibility. It sure looks like a theropod of some sort (bird, troodontid maybe I do not know). I would love to hear any and all thoughts on this one !!
  16. A couple of Hell Creek Vertebra

    This is being sold as a Theropod vertebra. It is from Hell Creek, Carter County Montana. It is 2.25" long x 1.5" wide x 1.25" thick. It has dimensions similar to the vertebra of Dakotaraptor so I am assuming this was from a fairly large animal (Not saying it is Dakotaraptor, just similar in size according to a paper on line). SInce we are looking for my bones for kids to interact with this may not be a bad fossil to get if it is a theropod. Any thoughts ?
  17. Pachycephalosaurus toe bone ?

    Seller lists this as a Pachycephalosaurus toe bone from Hell Creek formation, South Dakota. It is 1" long x 7/8" wide. That is all the information the seller gives. I have no clue how to ID a Pachy toe so i figured it was a good one to put on the forum and get help from more knowledgeable collectors
  18. Hell Creek theropod maxilla?

    Recently found this bone on an auction site for a reasonable price. Decided to buy it since it looked a lot like a dinosaur maxilla. It arrived today, unfortunately, I don't see tooth sockets but still have no idea what else could it be other than a maxilla. Likely dinosaur (it lacks sutures typical for croc skulls) and maybe theropod (very porous, thin and light). I know it might be hard to identify, but even suggestions on the location of the bone in the skeleton will be very helpful! Location is Hell Creek formation, Montana, it is 6" in length @Troodon @LordTrilobite
  19. primitive bird fossils

    I really really love primitive birds and would love to see your primitive bird fossils, with scale if possible I only got a couple myself but would love your opinions!
  20. Ankylosaurus tooth / Hell Creek

    Hello everybody So we have this rooted tooth here: This tooth was found in Carter County, Montana / Hell Creek Formation and labled as Ankylosaurus magniventris. I just wonder if this ID is correct. Unfortunately I can't provide other pictures. I am aware of Troodons great post CLICK but still struggle with this tooth. This might be a worn tooth, but can't really see the key points Troodon pointed out in his post. Thank you for the help
  21. Hey everyone! If someone could post a pic of what a HC champsosaur tooth looks like that would be appreciated. I have not found one yet (I thought I did a while ago but they turned out to be from Melvius) but I am interested to see what they really look like as most of what I see online look like fish teeth or crocodile teeth. Thanks, Noel
  22. I recently added a Dromaeosaurid vertebra to our collection. I honestly did not bother with specs once I got it confirmed as Dromaeosaurid. I never asked size or what formation. I assumed it was from Judith River because it was sold as Dromaeosaurus. i knew it was going to be Dromaeosaurid indet so I was not worried about the specific ID. It is a raptor fossil so I wanted it. The vertebra arrived today and I got two very pleasant surprises. It is bigger than I thought. It is also not from Judith River or the species known from that formation. We got a Dromaeosaurid vertebra from the Hell Creek formation Many of our fossils end up being listed as a indet species. This one went into our official inventory as Dromaeosaurid indet. An indet species gives us some degree of latitude with our programs. I assign species to many of them such as Medusaceratops or Zuul from Judith River so that we can teach the kids dinosaurs they do not know about. When I first saw Hell Creek on the paperwork, I thought "Great, we have a vert to add to our Acheroraptor display which contains a single tooth." I began to think that I should assume it is from Acheroraptor because I had run across a published paper about a reconstruction of Dakotaraptor's tail. I thought it might be a good idea to reread that paper and see what information it provided. Our caudal vert is 5 cm long. Much to my surprise, that is right in the middle of the size range for a Dakotaraptor caudal vertebra according to the reconstruction (if I read the paper right). Now I am not saying this is a Dakotaraptor vertebra. I am nowhere near qualified to make that call. I also doubt I am lucky enough to find a fossil of that species by total accident lol I am also not qualified to say for sure that this is not a Dakotaraptor fossil. As an educator, this gives me a really awesome option. I am now considering that this may be an opportunity to add Dakotaraptor to our program with a fossil that MAY be from the giant raptor. Kids would dig that and it gives us the chance to talk about how the science, and art, of describing dinosaurs works. I think I am going to to print up the paper and give kids the information from it. They can see the fossil and come to their own conclusions. We do this with the lineage of Great White sharks. We show the kids teeth from a GW, a Meg, and a Hastalis. They can make their own conclusions though 80% of the kids the other day believed hastalis is the ancestor of the GW. It was a fun thing to do and it would work very well this fossil too. Dakotaraptor has been high on my list to add but I thought it would be down the road. I do not think there is any problem with introducing this fossil as possibly being from Dakotaraptor. Either way, we added an really cool fossil that I am super stoked about. Here is our Hell Creek Dromaeosaurid indet vert. Is it Acheroraptor or Dakotaraptor ? I am going to let the kids decide which awesome raptor this fossil is from.
  23. hell creek micro jaw

    i have found quite a few micro jaws from the hell creek in the past like lizard and fish jaws, however i recently went through some old finds and noticed a small jaw, and i have absolutely no idea what it might be. it doesnt look like fish or lizard to me. the length of the jaw is about 14mm. A124 - 20190311_145352.bmp
  24. Dinosaur Verts (Maybe)

    I need some ID help/education. I saw a few vertebra for sale and they are in my price range so I thought I would put them on the forum and gather some more informed opinions about these. First up is a "Raptor" vertebra from Hell Creek. It is around .8" x.5" inches. I lack the skills to determine if it is dinosaurian let alone raptor but my gut says likely not.
  25. Howdy folks I'm still building my collection of Hell Creek fossils. This time I'm attempting to add three new specimens, that of Anzu Wyliei, Dakotaraptor, and a Troodon. I would be very grateful to get your opinion on the following fossils. The raptor teeth are labeled as "Dromeosaur Tooth" from Hell Creek I want to know if any of them look like Dakotaraptor teeth to you. As for the other two I simply want your opinion on whether or not they are genuine fossils. Thank you Anzu claw measures approx. 15/16″ long Raptor Teeth 1 2 3 Toodon measures approx. 1/8″ Thanks again
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