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  1. Saw this on eBay for really cheap but not sure if it's real. Also, im looking into getting cheap spinosaurus teeth, anyone know any reputable dealers with authentic teeth? Thanks
  2. DINOSAUR? found in western NM

    Hi guys, discovered this fossil can you help identify. western NM.
  3. Building dioramas of past life from Edicaran through Pleistocene for educational dioramas. Can anyone suggest resources for SCALED sets/collections? Hate it when the veloceraptor is the same size as the sauropods. Also, for backgrounds, can anyone suggest current paleo artists that might participate in an educational product?
  4. Kem Kem Vertebra

    Is it possible to ID this vertebra? Thanks ...
  5. Dinosaur Track? Nova Scotia

    ...Will post 3 more images Is this a Dinosaur footprint? Looks like Theropod maybe? Found on Nova Scotia Beach Any insight is appreciated for this amateur. Thanks in advance.
  6. New Jersey Vertebra

    Hey everyone, I found this vert today at ramanessin brook. This site has mostly cretaceous marine fossils but sometimes dinosaur material is found. This vert is very heavy and solid. I'm thinking it's plesiosaur but I'm not 100 percent sure. There is one large hole on the bottom of the vert. One cool thing about this specimen is that there is a bite mark that can be seen in the last picture. I'd love to hear what you all think this is. Thanks!
  7. Jurassic coast bone??

    Hi I found this on the beach in Dorset UK. The sediments are maritime Jurassic. I think it is a bone but I've no idea what from or even if it is a bone at all. It has the surface texture of bone and is hollow through as you can see. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jo
  8. Recent acquisitions

    Some recent dinosaur tooth and fossil acquisitions. Stegosaurus stenops Late Jurassic Morrison Formation Bone Cabin Quarry West Albany County, WY Allosaurus fragilis Late Jurassic Morrison Formation Bone Cabin Quarry West Albany County, WY Deinonychus antirrhopus Early Cretaceous Cloverly Formation Southern Big Horn Basin. Big Horn county Montana USA Brachiosaurus altithorax Late Jurassic Morrison Formation Como Bluff Albany County, WY Tarbosaurus bataar Late Cretaceous Nemegt Formation Mongolia Triceratops sp. Late Cretaceous Hell Creek Formation Southeast Montana
  9. Weird 'Rocks' at Robotics Test Site Turn Out to Be Dinosaur Fossils By Mindy Weisberger, Live Science, July 31, 2017 https://www.livescience.com/59986-rover-challenge-unearths-fossils.html Soil Survey of Midland Provincial Park and Interpretation for Recreational Use http://ags.aer.ca/publications/OFR_1984_37.html http://ags.aer.ca/document/OFR/OFR_1984_37.PDF Yours, Paul H.
  10. Skull bone from Hell Creek

    Hell all, This one's got me and my buddies stumped. We were thinking hadrosaur quadrate till we got it prepped out more, no we aren't so sure. Any ideas? Picked up from Hell Creek land in South Dakota.
  11. Museum of Ancient Life

    Convinced my wife and her family to visit the Museum of Natural History in Lehi, Utah a mere twenty minute drive from my parent-in-laws. This place is amazing and I would highly recommend the trip. I'm posting some pictures now and more later. The view when you first walk in is breathtaking. Massive Quetzalcoatlus above. One of my personal favorites is in the main lobby. A complete Dunkleostus head that has been repaired. Largest armored Placoderm of the Devonian. A closeup of the Dunkleostus. This one is for @GeschWhat Really neat fossils. There's a set of pyritized brachiopods towards the top that looked really good. Belemnites, coprolite, and a fish from Wyoming. Hey it's me! I wish... Really need display of modern paleontologists. I would do anything to dig up a dinosaur of that magnitude. There's a nice Estwing hammer in the middle. One of my favorite parts of the museum is the fossil lab. I had the chance to walk through it a few years ago and will never forget the experience. A Sauropod the team has been working on from Utah. A completed segment of the Sauropod. Sauropod heel. This was massive. Really neat to see all the completed fossils from the laboratory. There's a real live paleontologist! Masked his face to for anonymity. He was working on that vertebrae under the light. Massive Xiphactinus recreation. So glad those aren't around in our lakes and rivers anymore. Giant Diatryma recreation. It's hard to believe these massive carnivorous birds where once the apex predators of the Eocene. The age of the man eating turkeys! Well man wasn't around then but if they were then we would be in trouble. Description of the Diatryma. Another favorite was a recreation of the Megalodon. No museum is complete without one of these. Really brings back memories from Calvert Cliffs. Oh how I am starting to miss Maryland. Great White recreation. Notice the bloated look. Neat description of C. carcharias. One of the ten largest Megalodon teeth ever found. I believe the C. auriculatus are also referred to as Otodus subserratus A personal favorite from the east coast is Hemipristis serra. Another excellent tooth and a favorite of @gavialboy Edestus heinrichi Another personal favorite is the Turritella. Massive Turritella conglomerates. @RJB this one was taken with you in mind. That's a beauty. Top view of a beautiful crab. Fuzzy picture of sea urchin fossils (Echinoderm). Related to starfish and crinoids. C. giganteum A little baby mammoth. So cute.
  12. Mystery Tooth - Croc or Dino?

    Got this tooth in a trade package. The exact locality is unknown, but is somewhere west of the Mississippi. It seems similar to the gator and croc teeth I have found down here in Bone Valley Florida, but the interior structure appears different. Any ideas what this might be?
  13. Isle of Wight Fossils

    Hi guys; I have recently been treated to a nice week down the Isle of Wight and having spent the first day down in Yaverland today I though I would share some of my finds. 1) these both appear to be Vertebra, I'm assuming they are dinosaur as I'm preatty sure I've read somewhere that crocodiles have concave and convex ends to their Vertebra but may be totally of base with that assumption.
  14. Fossil?

    Someone told me to do the tongue test to see if there is suction, There was a very noticeable suction very strong suction
  15. My Display Overview

    Hello there paleontologists, fossil enthusiast, and everything in between. If you couldn't tell this is the first content I've ever made on the fossil forum so please excuse errors and, or inexperience I apologize in advance. Here is my collection of display fossils as well as modern bones keep in mind this is purely what I have on display I keep the vast majority of fossils I posses in storage with lots of support such as bubble rap and various other materials to ensure complete security of precious peeks into our planet's history. If you have any questions or comments feel free to ask as you please. These are all authentic fossils 2 have been directly seen by a professional (Ursus sp. & Unidentified Dinosaur Cretaceous Rib) The Dactylioceras sp. is very clearly a real specimen however there was no authority on it's authenticity the two Hadrosaur fragments are authentic as well one purchased with it's card of authenticity by D.J Parsons and the other was purchased from the very same hunter whom discovered the Cretaceous rib section. (Note: individual specimen content will be released in time)
  16. It definitely looks like one, but is it?

    Hello everyone, this is my first time posting, I absolutely love this forum. I've decided to register and dive head first. I've recently moved back to Southern Arizona from Florida and I have rekindled my love with rocks, and now fossils, since it would seem I've been finding many of them from all of the ages. Please help me identify this find, it looks carnivorous of some sort, it would be cliche to say it looks like a raptor, but indeed it does. It would be hard for me to believe that this is a fake, since there is also tons of evidence that would point to this being real. (If it is, I'll post more of my finds from the area). I KNOW, I'll get to the point already. I'd just like some real feedback from folks who are more informed and educated in this area than I am. Here it is... and what do you think? Mineralization? Replacement of the softer tissues with minerals? I also have more what look to be different skulls, but some with holes in them and inside you can see bone, which the rock has encased. Found in Southern Arizona. I do apologize for the images being rotated in every direction.
  17. About 71 million years ago, a feathered dinosaur that was too big to fly rambled through parts of North America, likely using its serrated teeth to gobble down meat and veggies, a new study finds. The newly named paleo-beast is a type of troodontid, a bird-like, bipedal dinosaur that's a close relation of Velociraptor. Researchers named it Albertavenator curriei, in honor of the Canadian province where it was found (Alberta), its stalking proclivity (venator is Latin for "hunter") and Philip Currie, a renowned Canadian paleontologist. https://www.livescience.com/59815-stalker-velociraptor-relative-discovered.html https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170717091023.htm
  18. Theropod tooth (0,5 cm)

    From the album Fossil Collection

  19. help with fossil id

    can i get some help with id of these fossils i found in my back yard
  20. Dinosaur skeleton discovered under Surrey brick factory. Near-complete fossilised skeleton of 132m-year-old creature, believed to be an Iguanodon, has been taken to special laboratory for further investigation. Nicola Davis, The Guardian, July 4, 2017 https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jul/04/dinosaur-remains-surrey-iguanodon Yours, Paul H.
  21. whole lotta sauropod(Page guitar riff)

    The Chinese colossus: an evaluation of the phylogeny of Ruyangosaurus giganteus and its implications for titanosaur evolution by Nima Sassani and Gunnar Tyler Bivens. here
  22. Chongqing Bureau of land and Housing Administration announced that a 150 m long, 8 m tall, and 2 (?) m thick bone bed of dinosaur fossils is being excavated at the cost of 17 million dollars in a village named Jin'an in Chongqing municipality. Massive dinosaur fossil wall found in SW China GB Times, Beijing, June 29, 2017 http://gbtimes.com/china/massive-dinosaur-fossil-wall-found-sw-china Large dinosaur fossil site found in China News Bulletin, June 29, 2017 http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/06/29/526903/China-dinosaur-fossil-site-Jurassic-era Discovery of China's Giant ‘Fossil Wall’ – "Can Shed New Light On the Dinosaur Epoch" Daily Galaxy, June 29, 2017 http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2017/06/chinese-scientists-discovery-of-giant-fossil-wall-can-shed-new-light-on-the-dinosaur-epoch-startling-find-may-still.html Large dinosaur fossil site found in SW China Belarus News, June 29, 2017 http://eng.belta.by/society/view/large-dinosaur-fossil-site-found-in-sw-china-102875-2017/ Yours, Paul H.
  23. Hi guys, It is me agian with the question if the dinosaur egg is real. I whould love to have a dinosaur egg, but because all the fakes out there I really need your opinions It seems really real to me because of the partial other egg on the side. But the inside of the egg looks suspicious so it could be a composite.. Kind regards, JK
  24. Yes- you read it right! Couldn't find a post on this..... I was exploring for something about postmortem positions of dead crabs.... you know a typical Wednesday evening. I found this: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/the-secret-of-the-dinosaur-death-pose/ Paleontologists have been debating the cause of the dinosaur death pose for over a century now. There are two schools of thought on the subject. Some researchers have proposed that the contortion – technically called the opisthotonic posture – is caused at the time of death by poisoning, lack of oxygen to the brain, or similar circumstances that cause neck and tail to spasm into weird angles. Other paleontologists have suggested that the pose happens after death, with immersion in water or decay tensing muscles and ligaments that pull the head back and the tail up. It could be a perimortem or postmortem pose. Chickens, like all birds, are dinosaurs, and they have the advantage of being readily available at the supermarket. So after thawing out their frozen birds, Russell and Bentley (2015) placed the birds in different opisthotonic positions starting at rest and moving the neck back until it mimicked what’s seen in fossil dinosaurs like the Struthiomimus on display at the American Museum of Natural History. They also checked to see if the birds’ heads could be flexed forward, beneath the body, and the researchers used the X-rays from both sets of trials to see how neck vertebrae angles changed with each position. Chickens in varying degrees of opisthotonic posture. Credit: Russell and Bentley 2015 Russell, A., Bently, A. 2015. Opisthotonic head displacement in the domestic chicken and its bearing on the ‘dead bird’ posture of non-avialan dinosaurs. Journal of Zoology. doi: 10.1111/jzo.12287
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