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  1. Korean Paleontologists rescue perfect footprints preserving skin impressions. https://phys.org/news/2019-04-perfectly-dinosaur-skin-korea.html
  2. Hi everyone, I need some help identifying something I found yesterday when I went through my newly acquired fossil matrix. Some information on the matrix, it came from the Hastings Bone beds, Weald Clay, Wealden of Bexhill, Wealden Supergroup, Bexhill, Sussex, UK (Cretaceous, Valanginian, 135 million years old) To me when I found it, it looked like skin, not like the crocodile scutes I am familiar with , but really more like skin. But since I am not really an expert on the matter is doesn't really matter what I think it might look like. I do know dinosaur fossils are common there and I do believe skin has been found on that location before (at least footprints with scale impressions) Does anyone have a clue on what it might be? Skin (reptillian, dinosaurian, pterosaur, shark, fish)? Skull plate of a fish? a croc scute? a mouthpart of a fish? Something entirely else? Thank you in advance, and I am very eager to hear what you guys think about it, no matter the outcome, I am very excited to find out what it is.
  3. Fossil Skin Imprint in TN

    Found this on our property in TN. It is below a waterfall in an area where the Cumberland Plateau meets the Sequatchie Valley, alongside a cliff. Reminds me Ectenosaurus skin imprint I've seen pictures of. Any chance it is a fossilized reverse dinosaur skin imprint? The squares are holes or indentations, not raised areas. they are mostly rectangular and have a pattern to them. There are small "etched" lines that create a grid surrounding the divots. It seems to symetrical to have been carved out by water motion. I am interested in everyone's thoughts.
  4. Teeth attached to this rock? Help?

    WEITD ROCK FOUND HERE IN WESTERN NM. resembles a bunch of teeth? you guys are the coolest. dino skin?
  5. Hello I'm a new to the forum and fossil hunting in general but getting hooked already and having a blast with it. Found other fossils that look reptile like in some area in spring.. awesome but can't figure out what it is
  6. Dinosaur skin are a highly sought-after fossil. The ones usually available to collectors are Edmontosaurus skin impressions from Lance, or Hell Creek Formation, and they aren't as rare or expensive as you might expect, fetching up to 100-200 USD per inch depending on quality. However, it is easy to mistake a bumpy piece of rock, mud sediment, septarian nodule, concretions, or a coral fossil as dino skin. Right now there are at least several of such on our favorite auction site. Here are examples of fossils/pseudofossils mistaken as dinosaur skin: And here are real Edmontosaurus skin impressions: Positives: Negatives: So how do we tell real skin impressions from misidentified ones? Honestly, it isn't always easy, but here are four basic guidelines. 1) Skin impressions come as negatives or positives. If it comes with both, even better! 2) Skin impressions are rarely ever a complete piece by themselves(not the way a tooth or an ammonite is). Instead, skin impressions are often fragments, or look like they are broken off from larger chunks 3) There should be a uniform shape to each individual scale/osteoderm. Refer to the negative pictures above 4) Most skin impressions come from South Dakota. If you get another locality, be on extra alert - it's either another species(and thus very expensive), or misidentified If in doubt, ask the forum before purchasing. There are plenty of experts here glad to help. Have fun shopping!
  7. Dinosaur Skin

    Hi everyone, I just wanted to share my excitement with you. I finally saved up enough money to get a piece of dinosaur skin. I bought it from the Dinosaur Store and it seems to have a cool plant fossil on the back of it. When it comes in, I'll be sure to post some pictures and maybe get some help with identifying the plant on the back. Thanks so much! Erin
  8. I've always wanted to buy a piece of dinosaur skin. I often see hadrosaur skin or Edmontosaurus skin from USA online. These pieces often come in sizes of less than 2" for about 100 USD, and larger pieces 5" plus can go for 1000 USD. I find the price prohibitive. Instead, I am looking to buy a nice solid piece of triceratops frill. I saw some pictures, and was surprised to see the veins and bumps and patterns on them. Are triceratops frill fossils considered dinosaur skin as well?
  9. http://www.lightsource.ca/media/media_release_20130426.php Experiments will determine dinosaur’s skin colour and why the fossil preserved intact"One of the only well preserved dinosaur skin samples ever found is being tested at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron to determine skin colour and to explain why the fossilized specimen remained intact after 70-million years." Check it out! =P
  10. I have what appears to a piece of partially opalized fossil consisting of the skin, muscle and bone tissue of a dinosaur. It is from Australia. When sitting up, it is about 8 cm tall and 6 cm wide. Please see attached photos for details. Any suggestions?
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