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Found 464 results

  1. Fossil ID - Dentures and vertebrae

    Hello fellow enthusiasts. I just came across two items from a friend who’s parents came to Europe from China in the 80s. Apparently they gave away a bunch more as random gifts to friends and colleagues :). The first one seems to be dentures of some sort and the other one a vertebrae but I have no clue from which species. Do you have any ideas what these might be?
  2. Came across this one and wondered if it was fake or doctored. I have my suspicions - for one, the legs look disproportionate, but I wouldn't know. I wouldn't mind having one of these if it's real and the price is right. This is the only pic available... maybe not big enough to tell anything for sure? but I know some of you have a pretty good eye!
  3. Devonian Fish?

    This specimen is from Quqing of Yunnan Province, China. Devonian period. Any idea if it is a placodermi?
  4. A huge Hungaiidae trilobite from Hunan Fenxiang Formation, Lower Ordovician. Part of gut is preserved due to infilled sediment.
  5. A Chinese tooth

    Hi everyone, I just received this tooth, it is clearly an upper carnassial of a carnivore, it should come from Gansu, China. Can anyone help me with the identification? Based on it's appearance and what the seller said to me I think it's from the huge mustelid Eomellivora
  6. Hello guys . I can i get some opinions on these two eggs They came from an old collection. So they say The first was labelled as a protoceratops 14.5cm The second one is labelled tabosaurus 17.5 cm Thanks
  7. A new species of early-diverging Sauropodiformes from the Lower Jurassic Fengjiahe Formation of Yunnan Province of China. This is an excellent paper to keep as a reference source for sauropod bobes of the lower Jurassic. Irisosaurus yimenensis. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-67754-4#disqus_thread
  8. I know these are often suspect, but this being both concave and convrx seems hopeful. Bit of a botch on neck and head, since that is on the other side. On most I see for sale, the bones are usyally darker. Is that down to a poor prep or are tge darker ones often colored/highlighted. Thanks. Getting a Keich never appealed to me, but if price stays low...
  9. My Birthday is coming up in a few days and I am looking to knock something off of my bucket list. This insect has caught my eye. It is within my budget and from a reputable seller, but unfortunately, I know little about fossilized insects, and less about ones from China. I have done some research and it seems that Dragonflies (and many other insects) are common in the given formation. From what I can tell, there is nothing suspicious about this one, but I thought I would poll the audience just in case. Dragonfly Larvae (Roughly 2in or 5cm long) Yixian Formation (Cretaceous) Huangbangi Valley from Liaoning Province of China
  10. From the album fish

    Jinanichthys longicephalus Ma & Sun, 1988 Early Cretaceous ZhenDong Liaoning China.
  11. Jinyupelta is the oldest confirmed ankylosaurid with a tail club, and I'm speculating that ankylosaurids evolved tail clubs to counter the emerging threat of giant theropods like carcharodontosaurs and tyrannosaurs. Since the Albian-Turonian of China boasts a number of giant carcharodontosaurs (Chilantaisaurus, Shaochilong), is it possible that Jinyunpelta could effectively take down a Chilantaisaurus/Shaochilong-type carcharodontosaur or Suskityrannus-type tyrannosaur with its tail club?
  12. Agnatha from China?

    This specimen is about 16cm in length from Guizhou in Triassic formation. Any idea if it's a primitive agnathan?
  13. I like geology better, so I like to run around my city On this mountain is a Taoist temple. Taoism is the traditional religion of China. But you see, the slope is very steep. This is the Taoist gate, but I'm not here to see it. On the mountain, have two Chinese characters:"道魂". It means the soul of Taois(Of course there are fossils in this big rock, haha). Running to the side of the mountain without temples, I found some mollusks, of course, many of whom I didn't know. I don't know what they are, and I don't know who to ask.- - Of course, I was about 30 meters away from the top of the mountain, and I found something that I didn't know whether it was fossil trees or sedimentary rocks, which confused me-v-. The sun wants to go home, well, I'll go home, too - V -
  14. Pipe Fish?

    Hello, I'm not much of a fish fossil person, but I like the look of this and might throw it in with another order I'm making. It doesn't have much specific details though. It's just described as Liaoning Pipe Fish" and 150 million years old Jurassic. The fish itself is about 3 inches long. There's not much showing up on google images for chinese pipe fish to compare too, so maybe the species has a different name? If anyone can confirm it's as described or knows a more specific species for it, that would be great. Thanks
  15. Coral fossil from China?

    Does it look like coral fossil? It is from Guanling, Guizhou Province of China. Triassic. Thanks.
  16. Unknown Marine Fossil from China

    This is a piece of fossil from Yunnan, China. It is from Devonian. The pieces measures 12x10cm. Any idea what it is? Thanks.
  17. At first glance it looks real to me--mainly because it's not in the best condition. I figure if someone was gonna fake it, they'd do more than partially cover the egg 17.9cm x 7.8cm x 7.6 cm Described as an Elongatoolithidae egg. Thanks. I know it's not the best, but it's affordable enough so I don't have to dip into the budget I've set aside to get some verts and teeth.
  18. New Oldest Parasite

    Well, not oldest but earliest. Parasite attached to brachiopods https://www.livescience.com/cambrian-parasites.html
  19. Klamelisaurus redescribed

    A new sauropod-related paper is available online: Andrew J. Moore, Paul Upchurch, Paul M. Barrett, James M. Clark & Xu Xing (2020) Osteology of Klamelisaurus gobiensis (Dinosauria, Eusauropoda) and the evolutionary history of Middle–Late Jurassic Chinese sauropods. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology DOI: 10.1080/14772019.2020.1759706 The Middle-Late Jurassic eusauropod fauna of the Sichuan basin and a few other areas in China has been ripe for taxonomic revision, and Moore et al. (2018, 2020) settle the question of potential synonymy of Klamelisaurus with Bellusaurus by demonstrating that these two genera are distinct taxa despite known Bellusaurus specimens being juvenile and Klamelisaurus specimens being adult. The recovery of Euhelopus outside Macronaria in some analyses in Moore et al. (2020) is likely to be greeted with skepticism because Euhelopus and kin have been recovered as basal members of the titanosauriform clade Somphospondyli in cladistic analyses in the past 15 years. Also note that since Klamelisaurus is recovered as a mamenchisaurid, Klamelisaurinae Zhao, 1993 becomes a synonym of Mamenchisauridae, although if future cladistic analysis finds some mamenchisaurids to be closer to Klamelisaurus than to Mamenchisaurus or Omeisaurus, then Klamelisaurinae could be used to encompass Klamelisaurus and any mamenchisaurid closely related to it. By the way, could anyone send me a copy of the above-mentioned paper, just for convenience?
  20. Call for help to ID, a piece of Dino Bone with special marks on the bone surface. It's roughly 15 cm long, and was dug out from Southern China, near Myanmar. It's with very little surrounding rocks. Gut feeling it's part of woodstone or tree fossil, then figured out there is layer of bone shell, and the marks on the surface seems very distinctive for bone fossils, maybe from dinosaur skin. Look forward to your comments, a new memeber of the forum, thanks.
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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)
  25. 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?
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