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  1. Hello guys . I need some help. I just bought some eggs (i think) they were not to expensive so i had to take the risk before someone else got them I will try to post them one at a time Thanks in advance
  2. Spheroolithus egg?

    A local seller has a few for sale, I'm interesting in adding a second egg to my collection but know eggs, especially Chinese eggs, can often be pretty shady. Seller sent some closer photos than what is on his site. Egg 1 --Quite poor quality, so I will not be buying, but I have attached a pic in case it helps prove authenticity of others and has a tape measure showing overall size. Egg 2 - Top and bottom image. (Price tag is NOT USD by the way! I'm not about to splash almost 2 grand on it. Egg 3 - Seems to be not too good--lacking shell or lots of matrix, to my untrained eye. Egg 2 and 3 together -- a side by side comparison. Thanks for your help.
  3. Iffy about this because China fossils are often fake, but it's being sold from a collection outside of China (exported in 80s). Described as "restored and glued and protected with B72" 17cm x 15 by 13. Vague location beyond "Cretaceous China" What's the consensus? Fake, composite or the real deal? Edit. Just realised I put in wrong forum. Should be in the is it fake section.
  4. I wanted to add a bit of cambrian fossils to my collection. So I did some research on ChengJiang biota protection and the fossil laws of China(As of updated to 2019,I am from Hong Kong so I can read the documents) According to the Chinese Chengjiang biota protection area,the maotianshan area is a protected site,but surrounding areas do not have such protection(Its like other parts of China),where such fossils can still be found in. Yet,according to the Chinese fossil law,fossils listed as special protection cannot be commericalized,and the fossils from ChengJiang fits the description: 第七條 按照在生物進化以及生物分類上的重要程度,將古生物化石劃分為重點保護古生物化石和一般保護古生物化石。 具有重要科學研究價值或者數量稀少的下列古生物化石,應當列為重點保護古生物化石: (一)已經命名的古生物化石種屬的模式標本; (二)保存完整或者較完整的古脊椎動物實體化石; (三)大型的或者集中分佈的高等植物化石、無脊椎動物化石和古脊椎動物的足跡等遺跡化石; (四)國務院自然資源主管部門確定的其他需要重點保護的古生物化石。 重點保護古生物化石名錄由國家古生物化石專家委員會擬定,由國務院自然資源主管部門批准並公佈。 (Number 7 According to the importance on creatures evolution and creatures taxonomy,assign the fossils to be special state protected fossils and normal protected fossils. Specimens with important sciencific importance or scarce fossils of the following types of fossils,should be listed as special protected fossils 1 High quality fossils(complete for example) of described fossils. 2 Complete or mostly complete specimens of veterbrates 3 Large or concentrated fossils of highly evolved plants,invertebrates or trace fossils of veterbrates 4 Other fossils made special protected by the Chinese government. The list will be made by paleontologists and be publish after approved. Yet i couldnt find any information on chengjiang fossils being on the special protection list,since it fits 3 quite well,and since I am in Hong Kong,technically part of China,does it mean that the fossils are legal to own?(By Chinese law)
  5. Primitive Amphibian from China?

    This fossil is from Ganzhou, China (late Cretaceous). It measures 75cm in length. Does it look like a primitive amphibian similar to Seymouria? Some say it's a reptile or even primitive mammal, but it does not look like both to me. Any idea?
  6. fossil,legality,regulations

    The Confuciusornis Sanctus_ An Examination of Chinese Cultural Pr.pdf The Confuciusornis Sanctus: An Examination of Chinese Cultural Property Law and Policy in Action Anne Carlisle Schmidt Recommended Citation Anne C. Schmidt, The Confuciusornis Sanctus: An Examination of Chinese Cultural Property Law and Policy in Action , 23 B.C. Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 185 (2000), for those who wonder: Boston Comparative International and Comparative LAw Review
  7. Carnivore Jaw???

    Good afternoon folks. I have what I believe to be two Carnivore jaw sections requiring some ID/confirmation help. I cannot find the original paperwork that came with these specimens, just a hand written note stating "Longshan, China, Stone age, which may or may not apply to them. Any help is appreciated.
  8. Could any send me copies of two new papers describing two new sauropods from the Middle Jurassic of China: Chao Tan; Ming Xiao; Hui Dai; Xu-Feng Hu; Ning Li; Qing-Yu Ma; Zhao-Ying Wei; Hai- Yu; Can Xiong; Guang-Zhao Peng; Shan Jiang; Xin-Xin Ren; Hai-Lu You (2020). A new species of Omeisaurus (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) from the Middle Jurassic of Yunyang, Chongqing, China fauna. Historical Biology: An International Journal of Paleobiology. in press. doi:10.1080/08912963.2020.1743286. Xin-Xin Ren; Toru Sekiya; Tao Wang; Zhi-Wen Yang; Hai-Lu You (2020). A revision of the referred specimen of Chuanjiesaurus anaensis Fang et al., 2000: a new early branching mamenchisaurid sauropod from the Middle Jurassic of China. Historical Biology: An International Journal of Paleobiology. in press. doi:10.1080/08912963.2020.1747450.
  9. I bought this egg from years ago Do you think this egg from henan is genuine? I'm concerned about the texture that seems too glossy IF this egg is real May I know this egg ID? Thank you in advance for your help.
  10. Triops longicaudatus?? ID request

    Good morning folks. I have a plate containing two of what I 'believe" to be Triops longicaudatus specimens. I purchased it from China years ago and it was listed as "tadpoles from China". My research leads me to the Triops species, am I correct? If not, please point me in the right direction. The largest specimen measures 9cm x 4.2cm. Help......
  11. I saw this Psittacosaurus fossil on the Internet fossil owner says this fossil buy from Liaoning Something seems really odd about it is this fossil real? I would truly appreciate any response to my question
  12. a pistosauroid

    A NEW SPECIMEN OF THE TRIASSIC PISTOSAUROID YUNGUISAURUS, WITH IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ORIGIN OF PLESIOSAURIA (REPTILIA, SAUROPTERYGIA) by TAMAKI SATO, LI-JUN ZHAO, XIAO-CHUN WU and CHUN LI [Palaeontology, Vol. 57, Part 1, 2014, pp. 55–76] satochunlipalassauropyunguistriasspistosaurpala.12048.pdf " Revised diagnosis. Differing from known pistosauroids in the combination of the following characters: single interpterygoid vacuity with a narrow anterior extension, anterior extension of parasphenoid, at least six premaxillary teeth,elongate snout with slender teeth, pineal foramen reachingfrontal/parietal suture, nasal present, longitudinal ridge on temporal bar, sharp parietal crest, lack of squamosal bulbat posterior end of skull table, long mandibular symphysis,prominent coronoid process, constriction of snout and mandible (in adult individuals), about 50 cervical vertebrae with short neural arch and accessory articulation (zygosphene/zygantrum), rod-shaped chevrons not united medially, sickle-shaped clavicle, small scapula withoutventral plate, dorsal process of scapula slightly widen,absence of interglenoidal thickening of coracoids, semicircular pubis, long shaft of ilium, slender humerus and epipodials, hourglass-shaped ulna, at least 11 carpals and 8 tarsals (in adult individuals), hyperphalangy in manus"
  13. Good evening folks. I am requesting a verification/confirmation for a tooth I purchased over 10 years ago listed as Platybelodon, Miocene, Gansu, China. It measures 7cm long, 4.2cm wide and 6.3cm tall.
  14. Hi, This skull (photographed on display at a museum in China) is labeled on Wikimedia Commons as Zygolophodon, but it's unclear what species of Mammutidae it represents. It could be an Asian species of Zygolophodon, or it could be Miomastodon gobiensis or another Asian Miomastodon species. Anyone curious what species the skull represents?
  15. Late Cretaceous marine sites in China

    Hey Would anyone know of Late Cretaceous fossil sites in China that are similar to 'typical' Late Cretaceous marine sites in Europe/North America? Like places where one can find ammonites, sea urchins, shark teeth and mosasaur fossils... Thanks for any help! Christian
  16. New pterosaur from the Cretaceous of China

    A new pterosaur, Luchibang xingzhe, is reported from the Early Cretaceous of China It's represented by an excellently-preserved, nearly complete juvenile skeleton. There are even patches of soft tissue! This specimen gives more insight into the anatomy and ecology of Istiodactylidae, an Early Cretaceous pterosaur family known from China and England. Here's the paper describing the specimen (full text, no paywall): https://palaeo-electronica.org/content/2020/2931-a-new-istiodactylid-pterosaur And here's a post written by one of the authors (Dave Hone), describing all the twists and turns they went through to get the research published: https://archosaurmusings.wordpress.com/2020/03/10/ten-years-in-the-making-of-luchibang/
  17. Chinese Fossil, Sea Urchin?

    This fossil is about 6cm in diameter, from Luoping, Yunnan of China. Triassic. Any idea what kind of fossil it is?
  18. Archotuba sp. (7cm) Anomalocaris frontal appendage (size: 3cm) Tuzoia retifera Walcott, 1912 Isoxy auritus Tuzoia sinensis Pan, 1957 (size: 4cm)
  19. This large mosasaur tooth was imported from Morroco to China. It's pretty big but I found the root a bit strange, the root looks like it's carved from the matrix, is the tooth/root real?
  20. Chinese Fish Fossil

    Hi, this small fish is about 8cm in length. It is from Fuyuan, Yunnnan Province of China. Any idea which species is that?
  21. What is this Cambrian appendage?

    I believe it’s a feeding appendage. I’ve been told it’s an anomalocaradid feeding appendage, but i don’t remember any of the anoms iv seen having anything quite like that. I can’t remember ever seeing it in context, although feeding appendage definitely seems right.
  22. Chinese Coelacanths

    This pair of coelacanths is from Luoping, Yunnan. Is it a Luopingcoelacanthus species? It measures about 28cm in length.
  23. Some trilobites I have from Guanshan Biota: Breviredlichia granulosa Undescribed Redlichia sp. Juvenile R. yunnanensis A pair of unpreped B. granulosa.
  24. Plant leaf ID request

    Good evening folks. I have an unidentified fossil plant from Yunnan (suspect), China and is lacking any additional information. The plant leaf/stem section is 30mm wide x 35mm tall. Hoping someone in TFF knows what it is.