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  1. I found this and thought it might be a claw? Found in the Eastern Washington/North Idaho area. It weighs 20 oz and measures 5" x 4" and is about 1.5" at its thickest point. I do have more pictures but I'm having sizing issures. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  2. Another tooth I acquired from the Hell Creek formation. This one comes from a less well known seller and he identified this as Trex. I don't see the robustness of this tooth and I don't think it is Trex. What could it be then? I have no idea.
  3. Looks like we will have a new book describing Vertebrate fossils from the Hell Creek Formation courtesy of the paleontologist Thomas Carr and others. What I heard is that the publication is scheduled for this fall, no idea of price. I was able to get a hold of a beta copy while visiting one of ranches I collect on and took some quick phone pictures. I had several reactions when I read the book, the dinosaur section getting poor grades while the other sections were informative. It was the first publication that covered vertebrates other than dinosaurs. The information shown was very descriptive and covers finds collected by the authors group since 2006. The books weakness is that if it was not collected it did not make the publication and the authors did not look to supplement the information. The other weakness is that the photos used were that of the actual pieces collected in what ever shape they were in. For example, they are providing you a guide to an Ornithomimid hands claw only showing you a half of a claw. Here are some pages from the book. Covers fish, lizards, salamanders, crocodiles and dinosaurs. The best part of the dinosaur section was the descriptions of Thescelosaurus foot claws and teeth which I will show on another post. Theropod teeth shown were poor examples and not every species covered. No mention of Nanotyrannus since this author does not support its existence. So the best use of the book is for trying to ID fossils other than dinosaurs from the Hell Creek or Lance Formations. A book that is not all encompassing but few are and should augment other reference material. I will probably purchase this book for my reference library I was appalled at the statements in the front of the book. Most collectors do not have an opportunity to collect this fauna and their only way to enjoy Hell Creek material is to purchase it. Are the writers of this book on such a high pedestal that they look down on everyone else. So who is this book written for? I'm happy to know that the theropod paleontologists that I'm familiar with support and work with diggers and collectors to gain a better understanding of the mesozoic era. Let see what the published book contains this is only a beta version. @LordTrilobite I did scan the book to see if your vertebrae were shown but no luck. Guess they did not find any. REMINDER: This information us from a beta version so it's subject to change
  4. I would like to introduce myself and my work. I grew up on a small farm in southwestern Ohio loaded with great locations for the collection of ordovician fossils. I earned my BA in geology and taught fro approximately 30 years. I retired from education in 2015 and have been working as a sculptor since. I do some animal and wildlife work, some fantasy sculptures and some paleontology themed pieces. I aways try to have my pieces looking and behaving in a lifelike and believable fashion as well as being technically accurate. My sculptures are created in clay, I then make rubber molds, cast a wax in the mold and then have the wax cast in bronze in a foundry. Sculpting in bronze is more expensive than resin but the material is strong and incredibly durable. I am currently working on another sculpture of a heteromorphic ammonite that I also need help with. Let me first attach sample of my sculptures to show you my work. Thank you.
  5. Here is a short but interesting article on dinosaur eggs from the Field Museum blog. Enjoy! https://www.fieldmuseum.org/science/blog/chicken-there-was-dinosaur-egg
  6. A duck-bill dinosaur, Augustynolophus morrisi: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/04/07/california-may-adopt-state-dinosaur/
  7. Hello! I was wondering if first, someone knows of a website where I can figure out if what I have is an egg and second, where I might sell it if it is the real deal. I appreciate any information! Thank you.
  8. Tyrannosaurus sp? from West Texas. No restoration or repair. 1 1/2".
  9. Hi, I bought this claw in Rissani, Morocco for a week ago. It was found in the Kem-Kem area. But I'm not sure the species it belong to. Any suggestions?
  10. Online PDF file of paper about radioactive fossils from Teton County, Wyoming: Smith, K.G., and Bradley, D.A., Radioactive fossil bones in Teton County, Wyoming: Geological Survey of Wyoming [Wyoming State Geological Survey] Report of Investigations 4, 12 p., 7 figs. Open Access http://sales.wsgs.wyo.gov/radioactive-fossil-bones-in-teton-county-wyoming/ http://sales.wsgs.wyo.gov/geology/new-category/ Yours, Paul H.
  11. I recently bought this tooth from a sort of reputable seller that largely only deals in Hell Creek materials. I've been told that she sometimes do however get her Identification of materials wrong. This tooth here is labelled by her as Nanotyrannus but I had @Andy look at this and he said that I should seek better advice from the experts as he doesn't think it is a Nanotyrannus seeing that the tooth is a little too thick for Nano and a little too thin for T-rex. Attached are a few photos and I've also attached a microscopic zoomed in on the serrations. Serration count is 3 per mm.
  12. Are there species specific patterns for trabeculae ? If one has a tiny piece of bone, can one tell a mastodon from a beaver or a horse by the pattern or size of the spaces? Reptile, mammal, or dinosaur? what kind of clues on can get from bone chips?
  13. hello all, just wondering if you know any LEGAL PUBLIC fossil sites open to the public in Canada, Ontario?
  14. Still looking for an ID . In all seriousness, happy April Fool's Day!
  15. I searched the web and found only a reference to another thread that seem to say this was Tyrannosaurid indet but it seems to be some time back before Timurlenga was described as a species. My question is, is it possible this is timurlenga? Or does the Bissetky Tyraanosaurid sound a better fit?
  16. Hi everyone, i found this thing that seems to be a Theropod footprint. In this area there were dinosaurs, but here the karst has a foundamental role: many shapes are due to karst. Finally this "footprint" is single while the other tracks that have been found are in sequence. For you can this be a Theropod footprint? Thanks
  17. Gday all, this is my Edmontosaurus collection so far. Most of the bones here are from the left foot of an Edmontosaurus but there are a few other pieces, rib sections and teeth. I'm trying to build a complete left foot, originally I didn't set out to do this but I bought a few toe bones and soon realised that the majority of them were from the left foot so I decided to turn it into a project. It will take me some time to source the correct bones but that will also give me some time to save for them! I have a few bones that aren't right, for example met 111-1 is the correct bone but just too small so I need a larger one to keep everything in proportion but waiting and searching is all part of the fun. Thanks for looking, Dave.
  18. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since March 30, 2017. General Dinosaurs Agnolin, F.L., et al. (2010). A reappraisal of the Cretaceous non-avian dinosaur faunas from Australia and New Zealand: evidence for their Gondwanan affinities. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, Vol.8, Issue 2. Antunes, M.T. and O. Mateus (2003). Dinosaurs of Portugal. C.R. Palevol,2. Averianov, A.O. and P.P. Skutschas (2009). Additions to the Early Cretaceous Dinosaur Fauna of Transbaikalia, Eastern Russia. Proceedings of the Zoological Institute RAS, Vol.313, Number 4. Barrett, P.M. and E.J. Rayfield (2006). Ecological and evolutionary implications of dinosaur feeding behaviour. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Vol.21, Number 4. Bates, K.T., et al. (2009). Estimating Mass Properties of Dinosaurs Using Laser Imaging and 3-D Computer Modelling. PLoS ONE, 4(2). (Read on-line or download a copy.) Benton, M.J. (2006). The Origin of the Dinosaurs. In: Actas de las III Jornadas sobre Dinosaurios y su Entorno. Colectivo Arqueologico-Paleontologico Salense (ed.), Salas de los Infantes, Burgos, Espana. Bonaparte, J.F. (1986). The Dinosaurs (Carnosaurs, Allosaurids, Sauropods, Cetiosaurids) of the Middle Jurassic of Cerro Condor (Chubut, Argentina). Annales de Paleotologie (Vert.-Invert.), Vol.72, Number 4. Botelho, J.F., et al. (2014). New Developmental Evidence Clarifies the Evolution of Wrist Bones in the Dinosaur-Bird Transition. PLoS ONE, 12(9). Brusatte, S.L., et al. (2008). Superiority, Competition and Opportunism in the Evolutionary Radiation of Dinosaurs. Science, Vol.321. Brusatte, S.L., et al. (2008). The first 50 Myr of dinosaur evolution: macroevolutionary pattern and morphological disparity. Biol.Lett., 4. Carpenter, K. (1982). Baby dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous Lance and hell Creek formations and a description of a new species of theropod. Contributions to Geology, University of Wyoming, Vol.20, Number 2. Claessens, L.P.A.M. (2004). Dinosaur Gastralia; Origin, Morphology, and Function. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 24(1). Chapman, R.E., et al. (1997). Sexual Dimorphism in Dinosaurs. Dinofest International Proceedings. Colbert, E.H. (1962). The Weights of Dinosaurs. American Museum Novitates, Number 2076. Dalla Vecchia, F.M. (2003). Observations on the Presence of Plant-Eating Dinosaurs in an Oceanic Carbonate Platform. Natura Nascosta, Number 27. Dalla Vecchia, F.M. (1995). Second Record of a Site with Dinosaur Skeletal Remains in Libya (Northern Africa). Natura Nascosta, Number 11. Davis, M. (2014). Census of dinosaur skin reveals lithology may not be the most important factor in increased preservation of hadrosaurid skin. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 59(3). ######, Z., S. Zhou and Y. Zhang (1983). Dinosaurs from the Jurassic of Sichuan. Palaeontologica Sinica, Whole Number 162, New Series C, Number 23. Dorr, J.A. (1985). Newfound Early Cretaceous Dinosaurs and Other Fossils in Southeastern Idaho and Westernmost Wyoming. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology - The University of Michigan, Vol.27, Number 3. Feduccia, A. (2002). Birds are Dinosaurs: Simple Answer to a Complex Problem. The Auk, 119(4). Gauthier, J. and K. de Quiroz (2001). Feathered dinosaurs, flying dinosaurs, crown dinosaurs, and the name "Aves". In: New Perspectives on the Origin and Early Evolution of Birds: Proceedings of the International Symposium in Honor of John H. Ostrom. Gauthier, J. and L.F. Gall (eds.), Peabody Museum of Natural History. Gillooly, J.F., A.P. Allen and E.L. Charnov (2006). Dinosaur Fossils Predict Body Temperatures. PLoS Biology, 4(8). Gilmore, C.W. (1933). Two New Dinosaurian Reptiles from Mongolia with Notes on Some Fragmentary Specimens. American Museum Novitates, Number 679. Hocknull, S.A., et al. (2009). New Mid-Cretaceous (Latest Albian) Dinosaurs from Winton, Queensland, Australia. PLoS ONE, 4(7). (Read on-line or download a copy.) Holliday, C.M. and L.M. Witmer (2008). Cranial Kinesis in Dinosaurs: Intracranial Joints, Protractor Muscles, and Their Significance for Cranial Evolution and Function in Diapsids. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 28(4). Holtz, T.R. and M.K. Brett-Surman (1997). The Osteology of the Dinosaurs. In: The Complete Dinosaur. Farlow, J.O. and M.K. Brett-Surman (eds.). Hone, D.W.E., D. Naish and I.C. Cuthill (2011). Does mutual sexual selection explain the evolution of head crests in pterosaurs and dinosaurs? Lethaia. Jennings, D.S. and S.T. Hasiotis (2006). Taphonomic analysis of a Dinosaur Feeding Site Using Geographic Information System (GIS), Morrison Formation, Southern Bighorn Basin, Wyoming, USA. Palaios, Vol.21. Langer, M.C. and M.J. Benton (2006). Early Dinosaurs: a Phylogenetic Study. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 4(4). Lee, Y-N. (2003). Dinosaur Bones and Eggs in South Korea. Memoir of the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, 2. Liggett, G.A. (2005). A review of the dinosaurs from Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, Vol.108, Numbers 1/2. Lucas, S.G., A.B. Heckert and R.M. Sullivan (2000). Cretaceous Dinosaurs in New Mexico. In: Dinosaurs of New Mexico, Lucas, S.G. and A.B. Heckert (eds.), New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin Number 17. Mateus, O. (2006). Late Jurassic Dinosaurs from the Morrison Formation (USA), the Lourinha and Alcobaca Formations (Portugal), and the Tendaguru Beds (Tanzania): A Comparison. In: Paleontology and Geology of the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation. Foster, J.R. and S.G. Lucas (eds.), New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 36. Nesbitt, S.J., R.B. Irmis and W.G. Parker (2007). A Critical Re-Evaluation of the Late Triassic Dinosaur Taxa of North America. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 5(2). Nesbitt, S.J., et al. (2009). Hindlimb Osteology an Distribution of Basal Dinosauromorphs from the Late Triassic of North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 29(2). Noto, C.R. and A. Grossman (2010). Broad-Scale Patterns of Late Jurassic Dinosaur Paleoecology. PLoS ONE, 5(9). (Read on-line or download a copy.) Padian, K. and J.R. Horner (2011). The evolution of 'bizarre structures' in dinosaurs: biomechanics, sexual selection or species recognition? Journal of Zoology, 283. Park, E-J., S-Y. Yang and P.J. Currie (2000). Early Cretaceous Dinosaur Teeth of Korea. Paleont.Soc. Korea, Special Publication Number 4. Pontzer, H., V. Allen and J.R. Hutchinson (2009). Biomechanics of Running Indicates Endothermy in Bipedal Dinosaurs. PLoS ONE, 4(11). (Read on-line or download a copy.) Rees, P.M., et al. (2004). Late Jurassic Climates, Vegetation and Dinosaur Distributions. The Journal of Geology, Vol.112. Osborn, H.F. (1923). Two Lower Cretaceous Dinosaurs of Mongolia. American Museum Novitates, Number 95. Rogers, C.S., et al. (2015). The Chinese Pompeii? Death and destruction of dinosaurs in the Early Cretaceous of Lujiatun, NE China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 427. Sankey, J.T. (2001). Late Campanian Southern Dinosaurs, Aguja Formation, Big Bend, Texas. J. Paleont., 75(1). Sankey, J.T. Faunal Composition and Significance of High Diversity, Mixed Bonebeds Containing Agujaceratops mariscalensis and other Dinosaurs, Aguja Formation (Upper Cretaceous), Big Bend, Texas. In: New Perspectives on Horned Dinosaurs. Ryan, M., B. Chinnery-Allgeier and D. Eberth (eds.), Indiana University Press, Bloomington. Smith, N.D., et al. (2007). The Dinosaurs of the Early Jurassic Hanson Formation of the Central Transantarctic Mountains: Phylogenetic Review and Synthesis. U.S. Geological Survey and The National Academies, Short Research Paper 003. Sullivan, R.M. (2006). The Shape of Mesozoic Dinosaur Richness: A Reassessment. In: Late Cretaceous vertebrates from the Western Interior. Lucas, S.G. and R.M. Sullivan (eds.), New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 35. Varricchio, D.J. (1995). Taphonomy of Jack's Birthday Site, a diverse dinosaur bonebed from the Upper Cretaceous Two Medicine Formation of Montana. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 114. Wang, Q., X. Wang and Z. Zhao (2010). Recent Progress in the Study of Dinosaur Eggs in China. Dinosaurs, Vol.24, Number 2. Weishampel, D. (2006). Another Look at the Dinosaurs of the East Coast of North America. In: Actas de las III Jornadas sobre Dinosaurios y su Entorno. Colectivo Arqueologico-Paleontologico Salense (ed.). Weishampel, D., et al. (2002). New Early Cretaceous Dinosaur Remains, Including Possible Ceratopsians, from the Wayan Formation of Eastern Idaho. In: And Whereas...Papers on the Vertebrate Paleontology of Idaho Honoring John A. White. Volume 2. W.A. Akersten, et al. (eds.), Idaho Museum of Natural History Occasional Paper 37. Wilborn. B.K. (2001). Two New Dinosaur Bonebeds from the Late Jurassic Morrison Formation, Bighorn Basin, WY: An Analysis of the Paleontology and Stratigraphy. Masters Thesis - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Woodward, H.N., et al. (2011). Growth Dynamics of Australia's Polar Dinosaurs. PLoS ONE, 6(8). (Read on-line or download a copy.) Zhang, F., et al. (2010). Fossilized melanosomes and the colour of Cretaceous dinosaurs and birds. Nature, Vol.463/25. (Thanks to xonenine for finding this one!) Dinosaur Extinctions Archibald, J.D. and N. MacLeod (2007). Dinosaurs, Extinction Theories For. In: Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Elsevier Inc. Archibald, J.D. and D.E. Fastovsky (2004). Dinosaur Extinction. In: The Dinosauria. Weishampel, D.B., P. Dodson and H. Osmolska (eds.), University of California Press. Buffetaut, E. (2004). Polar dinosaurs and the question of dinosaur extinction: a brief review. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 214. Casadevall, A. (2005). Fungal virulence, vertebrate endothermy, and dinosaur extinction: is there a connection? Fungal Genetics and Biology, 42. Fastovsky, D.E. and P.M. Sheehan (2005). The Extinction of Dinosaurs in North America. GSA Today, Vol.15, Number 3. Galbrun, B. (1997). Did the European dinosaurs disappear before the K-T event? Magnetostratigraphic evidence. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 148. Keller, G., A. Sahni and S. Bajpai (2009). Deccan volcanism, the KT mass extinction and dinosaurs. J.Biosci., 34. Krassilov, V.A. (1981). Changes of Mesozoic Vegetation and the Extinction of Dinosaurs. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 34. Lopez-Martinez, N., et al. (2000). New dinosaur sites correlated with Upper Maastrichtian pelagic deposits in the Spanish Pyrenees: implications for the dinosaur extinction pattern in Europe. Lyson, T.R., et al. (2011). Dinosaur extinction: closing the '3 m gap'. Biology Letters, 7. Sakamoto, M., M.J. Benton and C. Venditti (2016). Dinosaurs in decline tens of millions of years before their final extinction. PNAS, Vol.113, Number 18. Williams, M.E. (1994). Catastrophic versus Noncatastrophic Extinction of the Dinosaurs: Testing, Falsifiability, and the Burden of Proof. Journal of Paleontology, Vol.68, Number 2. Zhao, Z., et al. (2002). A possible causal relationship between extinction of dinosaurs and K/T iridium enrichment in the Nanxiong Basin, South China: evidence from dinosaur eggshells. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 178. Paleocene Dinosaurs? The Debate in Chronological Order Fassett, J.E., L.M. Heaman and A. Simonetti (2012). Direct U-Pb dating of Cretaceous and Paleocene dinosaur bones, San Juan Basin, New Mexico: REPLY. Geology, Vol.40 (Forum). Ludwig, K.R. (2012). Direct U-Pb dating of Cretaceous and Paleocene dinosaur bones, San Juan Basin, New Mexico: COMMENT. Geology, Vol.40 (Forum). Fassett, J.E., L.M. Heaman and A. Simonietti (2012). Direct U-Pb dating of Cretaceous and Paleocene dinosaur bones, San Juan Basin, New Mexico: REPLY. Geology, Vol.40 (Forum). Renne, P.R. and M.B. Goodwin (2012). Direct U-Pb dating of Cretaceous and Paleocene dinosaur bones, San Juan Basin, New Mexico: COMMENT. Geology, Vol.40 (Forum). Koenig, A.E., et al. (2012). 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  19. Has anyone ever been to the Sainte Marie Aux Mines gem and mineral show? How is the fossil material, specifically dinosaur? Worth a trip from the US?
  20. It's September and a great time to go out in the badlands of Montana and South Dakota hunting for Dinosaurs. I try to go out at least twice a year unfortunately family health issues prevented me from a earlier trip so I was happy to be able to go on this one. My South Dakota site is in the upper Hell Creek Formation and full of the hadrosaur Edmontosaurus annectens plus the occasional theropod tooth. All of the bones collected come from this site however some of the teeth I show come from a channel deposit in Montana. I've been collecting this site for 20 years and its still delivering. We are on the edge of a bluff and the fossil layer can be between 2 to 4 feet. Lots of good bones are to be found but we also have lots of punky or junk bones and about 70 % is collectible. The site is quite large and like I said last year we have no idea of its size but it contains scores of hadrosaurs all disarticulated. No skulls are found but all the elements that make up a skull are collected. Some pictures of the site and locality The collecting area is between the white lines My tools are pretty simple and those shown are used 90% of the time. I also use a pick. We have no equipment to remove the overburden so its our biggest challenge and can be quite daunting for those not physically in shape, like most of us The collecting layer starts off with a crumbly pebble deposit where the teeth are found then turns into sand where little is found and most of the bones are in the lower hard clay deposit. Most of the bones fracture when exposed to air so glue may be necessary to keep them together during extraction. I use two Paleobond products : PB4417 which is a field consolidant and comes off easily during prep but does not have structural strength. PB002 is used when I need strength on larger bones. I also carry a debonder just in case I glue my fingers together or as in this trip a fellow collector glued his glove to his hand. Glue can be dangerous since it cures quickly. Its more a safety issue but sometimes needed on bones/teeth in the field. I found this product "Golden West Super Solvent" used in the prep lab of the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Its effective has acetone but had no odor or effects on the skin and is not flammable or volatile. Its more costly than acetone but for the amount I use it works and no smell. In addition to showing everyone what I found I would also like to share the process of extracting some of the bones. Very few get to collect in this formation so it might be interesting to see the process and how hard it is to get from the Dirt to the Finished product.
  21. I found this 2 3/4 spinosaur tooth being sold on a popular auction site. It looks like it's been painted to hide enamel peel. About how real is the tooth?
  22. Very nice variety The cut dinosaurus bones fragments. Size is betwen; smallest one 3 cm and bigest is about 6 cm.
  23. Hi guys, On a auction website I bought a collection of small Dinosaur/ Mammal fossils from the Lance Formation in Wyoming. First photo: Have you any idea which teeth belong to what dinosaur or Mammal? And is the central left piece an crocodile scute? Second and third photo : Is it true, this could be an Ankylosaur scute? thank you very much!
  24. Hi TFF, I have this dinosaur claw from Hell Creek. I purchased it a couple months ago and now I have noticed something I didnt really notice when I first got it. Its like hair- type stuff in the fossil itself. I thought it was just from the riker box it was in but when I tried taking it off, it was like it is part of the claw. Was just curious if you guys know anything about it if its is fungal or something. And how to take the stuff completely off it. Thanks guys and for the replies.