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Found 6 results

  1. Hello everybody This here is my little story about bad fabrications and red flags and what to make the most of it. I got my hands on a 8 cm (3.15 in) Carcharodontosaurid indet. tooth from KemKem. It all started with the breaking of the tip while handling the tooth. It fell out of my hand on the table. Maybe just 3-4 cm falling, but that was enough to break the tip. I asked Matt ( @Haravex ) what to do with it and he suggested to use super glue but also mentioned the hight amount of bad glue and other junk on the tooth. His idea was to work with Acetone and see what is real and what is just junk attached to the tooth. And oh boy this tooth was REALLY bad... This was after a first cleaning with Acentone... you already see the unrelated stuff way better, especially at the tip. So I threw the whole tooth in Acetone for several hours. Then it started to really fall apart. Here you can see the glue between the pieces. It was really bad and so much glue all over it and in between. After a night in Acetone here are the pieces I could recover. They are now without any glue, matrix or other stuff. The tip definetly doesn't belong to the tooth, because off the different color. And this was the bottom, I big pile of glue and god knows what other stuff.... After a lot of puzzeling I managed to restore most of the bottom. So this is the final result. No glue, no matrix, no junk, no unrelated bone/tooth parts. I used very very strong super glue. Only a few tiny drops where enough to hold it together. Glue is only in between the pieces and not on the surface. As the tip definetly doesn't belong to this tooth I decieded to not attach it. This is the actual tooth measuring at around 6,3 cm (2.48 in). Again a BIG thank you to Matt @Haravex for helping me with this tooth. Without him this would not be possible. It was the first time I actually restored a fossil and for what it is I'm pritty happy. I learned at lot about fabrications and red flags with this tooth. Way more than you could ever learn from just reading online. In the end you have to make your own experiences with this. See this stuff with your own eyes and work with the material. In the future I will know now better on what to look for.
  2. This seller is using his words very deceptively just be careful. He's offering a large Carcharodontosaurid tooth but his listing title describes it as African T-Rex, Top 1% T-REX Tyrannosaurus and his description has similar comments. If your'e not paying attention you might think its Rex. This one is very convincing. For new collectors this species has nothing in common with T rex and it's just a marketing ploy. A very nice Carcharodontosaurid tooth but not Rex
  3. A tooth with strong affinities to Carcharodontosaurids was found in Romania. Valanginian age would put it much older than those found in the Kem Kem of Morocco. Tooth looks like it's in great condition and indeed does look like one of those out of the Kem Kem. Access to paper is attached https://www.researchgate.net/publication/289600031_Megalosaurus_cf_superbus_from_southeastern_Romania_The_oldest_known_Cretaceous_carcharodontosaurid_Dinosauria_Theropoda_and_its_implications_for_earliest_Cretaceous_Europe-Gondwana_connections
  4. Carcharodontosaurus tooth

    Tooth of a Carcharodontosaurus.
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