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  1. Hello, where can I buy dinosaur fossils from the Hell Creek formation for fair prices? I am having trouble finding a website that offers some good dinosaur fossils.
  2. Teeth and Bones from Hell Creek

    From the album Dinosaurs and Reptiles

    Teeth and Bones from Hell Creek formation, South Dakota, USA, Maastricthian, Cretaceous. Scalebar 1 cm. A. - Thescelosaurus neglectus tooth. B. - Denversaurus schlessmani tooth. C. - Nanotyrannus lancensis tooth. D. - Richardoestesia sp. tooth. E. - Dromaeosaur tail vertebra. F. - Edmontosaurus annectens shed tooth. G. - Triceratops sp. shed tooth. H. - Crocodile scute. I. - Borealosuchus sternbergi tooth. J. - Brachychampsa montana tooth. K. - Myledaphus pustulosus ray tooth.
  3. Did you watch the "documovie" Dinosaur 13? What do you think of it? Was it slanted to an unacceptable level? What is the part of the truth that is not portrayed in the movie? Why were interviewed just two (or one?) witnesses on the part of the federal government in all the movie? What was really wrong with the activity of the BHI? I would like to know more about that story, about the wrongs of each of the parts interested in the trial. From the movie it seems that the federal government was the evil and the BHI was the good guy: is it a fair reconstruction of the reality or was it the other way around? I am about to read the book of the story, Rex Appeal, because I want to know more about it, I want answers. Probably is not the best choice I could have done, as the book was written by Larson himself and Kristin Donnan, two victims of those events. The fact is, probably buying that book was the only choice, as there are no other books, to my knowledge. Was Pete Larson really doing some illegal trading of fossils as people say? I mean, he seems a good guy, I have read comments by some of you that say so. And his passion is snarge clear: I can see it from his eyes, he is in love with his job. I cannot understand how is possible to convict someone like him of illegal trade of fossils, as he seems well aware of the importance of science and of dinosaurs on education. I know I am in a huge community and probably some of you have more information about that infamous story. That's why I am writing. Thank you guys!
  4. Asteroid impact plunged dinosaurs into catastrophic 'winter' By Jonathan Amos, BBC, October 31, 2017 http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41825471 Dinosaur-killing asteroid impact cooled Earth's climate more than previously thought. PhysOrg, October 31, 2017 https://phys.org/news/2017-10-dinosaur-killing-asteroid-impact-cooled-earth.html The paper is: Artemieva, N., et al, 2017, Quantifying the Release of Climate-Active Gases by Large Meteorite Impacts With a Case Study of Chicxulub. Geophysical Research Letters (2017). DOI: 10.1002/2017GL074879 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL074879/abstract A related paper is: Pierazzo, E. and Artemieva, N., 2012. Local and global environmental effects of impacts on Earth. Elements, 8(1), pp.55-60. http://users.unimi.it/paleomag/geo2/Pierazzo&Artemieva2012.pdf Yours, Paul H.
  5. Its Spring. A glorious day. prairie Crocus are in bloom, the Meadowlarks are singing and the sky full of migrating waterfowl. First outing this year into the badlands. Headed out just north of Jenner, Alberta and then a trek east along the Red Deer River. Age is Campanian ( Late Cretaceous) about 72 million mya. All terrestrial deposits. A 6 km cycle ride in and then hike another couple. About 3 hours looking for fossils. Its feast or famine. Some hoodoos sterile and then an area dripping with vertebrate fossils. This area also yields a few 'unknowns' All fossils catch and release.
  6. I figured I'd share a little bit of information here. Since April of 2017, I've made a concerted effort to quench the insatiable fossil/dinosaur curiosity of my kids. Many of these field trips were actual fossil hunts themselves, but we've also gone to museums and other fossil displays. Here's a short description of some of them we've visited. I don't have a ton of pictures for the purpose of really illustrating what is available at each location...more pictures of my kiddos enjoying themselves! Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas I cannot recommend this place enough. Especially for young dino-obsessed kids. The visitor center is staffed with friendly rangers and has a display area that kept my kids entertained and educated for quite awhile. The video wasn't quite exciting enough for them to really hold their attention, but they sat quietly through it - I thought it was great! The gift store is in an entirely separate building - something I appreciate. It can be hard to hold kids' attention on the exhibits when toys are lurking nearby. There are two old World's Fair dinosaur statues in the park. They are an outdated idea of what these dinosaurs were like. The signage explains this well and you get a good sense of how our knowledge has changed over the decades. Plus the kids thought they were awesome. I loved the way we explored the park - we apparently started with the least well-marked site first (because it was closest to the campground) and spent nearly an hour in the cold, damp weather tracking down the handful of theropod (probably Acrocanthosaurus) tracks at the Denio site. It gave us a true sense of discovery when we FINALLY saw them in the water. (you can see a print right between the girls) We then ventured to the main site with several long, distinct track ways of both a theropod and a sauropod (Sauroposeidon...which us Texans like to still refer to as Paluxysaurus). Also the Ballroom site which is a huge jumble of prints in every direction (possibly also iguanodonts). The sheer sense of wonder at being able to literally walk in these footprints is indescribable. Not only is the park a wonderful paleontology stop, but it's just simply a beautiful place. We went on the Black-capped Vireo Trail (plus connection trails, it was ~4 miles) and thoroughly enjoyed it...even the copperhead we startled! We also saw lots of marine fossils on the trail, but left them in place as the rules require. The Paluxy River is gorgeous and when it finally warmed up enough for us to be in the water, we didn't stray far from it. Texas Memorial Museum on UT Campus in Austin I love museums. I could spend HOURS in them…but not while toting 2 young kids. They love them too, but just don’t have the attention span for huge museums that can suck up your whole afternoon. Enter the Texas Memorial Museum. It’s PERFECT. It’s $7 for an adult, $5 for kids. It’s small, but packed with fun. The first floor takes you on a walk through time, explaining the Earth’s formation (and geology) and then leading you into a room full of fossils showing 500 million years of evolution. There’s cabinets with drawers and drawers full of neat little things in the Paleo Lab. Great for kids to explore. (can you tell T Rex is her favorite?) The second floor, the Great Hall (where you enter), has numerous gorgeous gem and mineral displays, a rotating show of nature photographs, the Texas Pterosaur – the largest flying creature discovered. The third floor features the current wildlife of Texas through taxidermy animals in dioramas. Always a favorite with the kids. And the fourth floor is about biodiversity, has some bizarre preserved specimens, and hosts travelling shows. Last time we went, the kids weren’t terribly interested (I think it was about viruses), but looking at the website now, the new show is about “Helicoprion, a bizarre 270 million year old whorl-toothed shark” …guess we need to make another visit soon! This museum is just about the right size to do after school. It closes at 5, giving us an hour and a half – perfect for not wearing out their little attention spans. I’m sure adults with no kids in tow could spend far longer in the museum though. Clayton Lake State Park near Clayton, NM On our summer road trip, I chose this as a stopping point for its convenient location, as well as the promise of dinosaur trackways. The trackways were unearthed during the construction of the reservoir. You can see them from a raised boardwalk and there’s plenty of information on the signage. (iguanodont tracks in the upper left of the photo) I have to admit that we have been completely spoiled by Dinosaur Valley State Park in TX. Still, this was well worth the stop. Not only were the tracks fun, but the single hiking trail in the park was absolutely gorgeous. There’s also plenty of interesting sandstone formations to explore. Plus, we were the ONLY ones tent camping. My kind of night. J This park is on our list of places to stop again, for sure. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in CO Um. WOW. What an amazing place! We spent hours looking through the fossils in the visitor center. In the shale deposits are all manner of plants and invertebrates. 1,500 different species of spiders and insects have been identified! There were also vertebrate fossils, as well as the magnificent petrified stumps you can visit on a short walk around the valley. This is another place I would love to visit again! Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park, CO We’d passed by this place during our last few trips to Colorado, and finally made the effort to stop in. Glad we did! It was perhaps a bit pricey for what it was…plus the huge gift shop was a big distraction. The kids were a bit unruly that day so it wasn’t our usual, organized museum trip. I hardly had time to read any of the information. There was a puppet show (not fossil related) that took up most of our time, and we had to maneuver around a guided tour. But for a small space, this spot packed in a lot of fossils. Many of them were replicas, but that doesn’t make much of a difference to kids. My favorite was the triceratops leg with tyrannosaurus teeth marks. Still, I’m very glad we went in. There’s a working paleo lab in the back that you can peak in on people’s projects. That was neat. And THIS FISH FOSSIL! Copper Ridge and Mill Canyon Tracksites near Moab, UT My dino-obsessed cousins had a blast showing my dino-obsessed kids these trackways! I was very impressed with the signage put up by the BLM. Informative and beautiful. The Mill Canyon site in particular was spectacular. I highly recommend that one. Copper Ridge A perfect visual explanation of the tracks that can be seen just beyond this sign. Nice boardwalk that take you over the whole area.
  7. Black Hills Institute Museum

    So I went to the Black Hills Insitute and I made a lot of photos, so I thought I'd share. The Black Hills Institute museum in Hill City is pretty small, it's just one hall. But this one hall is absolutely packed with stuff. This is also the home of the T. rex Stan. Many of the skeletons are casts, but there are plenty of real fossils here as well. The skeleton of Stan. This is the real skeleton and the real skull is placed beside it in the corner. But I didn't even notice that at the time. Skull of Torosaurus. Notice the holes in the frill. Triceratops doesn't have these holes in it's frill. Tylosaurus proriger. Another real specimen. Two Allosaurus skeletons. An Ornithomimid as well as Stan, the Senckenberg Edmontosaurus mummy and Tarbosaurus skull in the background. Skeleton of Albertosaurus, skull of Albertosaurus on the left and skull of Gorgosaurus on the right. A second T. rex skeleton. And a lineup of T. rex skulls in the background. Thescelosaurus and Pachycephalosaurus. Juvenile Edmontosaurus skeleton below the second T. rex skeleton. Cast of the Triceratops Raymond. Crestless Pteranodon on the left as well as a Nyctosaurus? arm/wing at the bottom. Dromaeosaurus in the middle between the legs of the Triceratops and a primitive Sirenian with legs on the right. Bambiraptor and Archaeopteryx skeletons. Foot and skull of Deinonychus and Herrerasaurus, Dromaeosaurus and Eoraptor skulls at the bottom. T. rex arm (cast of Sue) and brian endocast left. Nanotyrannus skull on the right. Mongolian Dinosaurs. Saichania and Saurolophus skulls at the top. Velociraptor skull and oviraptorid partial skeletons below that. Prenocephale, Oviraptor, Archaeornithimimus and Alioramus at the bottom. Tethyshadros top left, and Psittacosaurus nest, and skeletons on the bottom left. Brontosaurus leg in the middle and baby Apatosaurus on the right. Velociraptor and Protoceratops fighting on the far right. Edaphosaurus skeleton. And this is just a small selection of the photos I took. There's just so much stuff here and I only spent a few hours here. The gift shop is also worth a vist btw. I bought a rather nice replica of a tooth from Stan and a Thescelosaurus phalange.
  8. My most recent and most exciting acquisition, a giant partial vert from a tyrannosaurus rex from the hell creek formation of Montana. Nearly went into cardiac arrest that I was able obtain such a large specimen from t rex, so I thought I would share. It really fills up the dinosaur collection and feels like it weighs a ton, I think the dimensions are somewhere around 6.5 inchs or so long and 10.5 inchs tall if I remember, would've been alot taller if the process was still intact and I like how the giant pores are visible cause of the damage. Super massive piece, I was worried about it collapsing my shelve but it fits fine so far.
  9. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41341231
  10. Dinosaur dung reveals giant plant-eaters ate meat By Ben Guarino, Washington Post, Sept. 22, 2017 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/09/22/dinosaur-dung-reveals-giant-plant-eaters-ate-meat/ 'Vegetarian' Dinos Made Exception for Shellfish, Poop Study Shows By Laura Geggel, September 21, 2017 https://www.livescience.com/60470-poop-reveals-vegetarian-dinosaurs-ate-shellfish.html The open access paper is: Chin, Karen, Rodney M. Feldmann and Jessica N. Tashman, 2017, Consumption of crustaceans by megaherbivorous dinosaurs: dietary flexibility and dinosaur life history strategies Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 11163(2017) doi:10.1038/s41598-017-11538-w https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-11538-w Yours, Paul H.
  11. The below articles mentions Spinosaurus fossils sold on the Internet. Morocco Investigates Dinosaur Fossil Trafficking After Irish Collector Brags about Bone By Morocco World News, September 7, 2017 https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2017/09/228034/morocco-investigates-dinosaur-fossil-trafficking-irish-collector-brags-bone/ Morocco opens an investigation into the selling of dinosaur fossils on the Internet, Al Arabiya English September 6, 2017 http://english.alarabiya.net/en/variety/2017/09/06/Morocco-opens-an-investigation-into-the-selling-of-dinosaur-fossils-on-the-Internet.html Retrouvé au Maroc, un fossile vieux de 100 millions d'années a été vendu aux Etats-Unis. Fatimazahraa Rabbaj , 2M.ma, September 5, 2017 http://www.2m.ma/fr/news/enquete-sur-la-vente-fia-facebook-dun-fossile-marocain-20170905/ Yours, Paul H.
  12. How to create a digital copy of dinosaur fossils BBC News, September 5, 2017 http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-41012554/how-to-create-a-digital-copy-of-dinosaur-fossils Yours, Paul H.
  13. Indianapolis Children's Museum

    Hello, I was stopping through Indianapolis and gave their children's museum a try. It was surprisingly enjoyable! The museum covered topics from agriculture to racing to dinosaurs! These photos are from the dinosaur section. I followed the signs to the Dinosphere. I walked through the entrance and down the ramp. At the end of the ramp was a Sarcosuchus cast (no picture sorry). Following the path I emerged into a huge planetarium like structure filled with dinosaurs.
  14. Hey everyone! Last August I took a trip to Chicago and, of course, went to The Field Museum. It's quite impressive and absolutely worth visiting. All exhibitions I was able to see were awesome. My favorite part was the dinosaur room, though the most famous skeleton is in the main hall. Let's start with some pictures of Sue - the most complete T-Rexskeleton ever found. The skull mounted to the bod, isn't the actual skull found with the skeleton. The original skull is exhibited on the first floor and wasn't add to the body, because it was kinda squeezed (you can read all about it at the museum). There's also another bone section of Sue displayed on first floor, right next to the fossil lab, where you see paleontologists working (it's like staring at animals at the zoo, but very interesting haha). Scientists still try to figure out, how these bones match to Sue's skeleton. Close to the displayed shown above, is the entrence to the dinosaur room. While making your way to the hall, you're passing several exhibits, arranged in a timeline. To me themost interesting exhibt was the Dimetrodon skeleton. My first ever dinosaur book, contained a picture of it, so it wasawesome to see it in person after so many years. Once you entered the room, you see impressive exhibts of several herbivores. To your left you find a Stegosaurus: In the middle of the room is a huge Apatosaurus: On the opposite you have Triceratops: Sorry, forgot the name of this boy, eating a Edmontosaurus: Next to the shown exhibit, you can see a Parasaurolophus: AND there's also a juvenile Edmontosaurus:
  15. Paleontologists unearth more dinosaur fossils north of Rudyard By: Josh Meny, MTN News, KRTV, Great Falls, Montana, Aug. 19, 2017 http://www.krtv.com/story/36172339/paleontologists-unearth-more-dinosaur-fossils-north-of-rudyard Redding Farms has unearthed dinosaur fossils for decades By: Josh Meny, MTN News, KXLH, Helena, Montana, Aug. 19, 2017 http://www.kxlh.com/story/36170618/redding-farms-has-unearthed-dinosaur-fossils-for-decades Down on the dinosaur farm By Martin J. Kidston Independent Record, August 6, 2005 http://helenair.com/news/down-on-the-dinosaur-farm/article_0d3f3f53-a8ca-5a9f-8596-a97319bdaddb.html Yours, Paul H.
  16. Found in mineral springs by the Mississippi
  17. help

    Help i need to find out did any other herbivorous dinosaurs besides Rebbachisaurus live in the Kem Kem beds in morocco
  18. Fossil Hunting Suggestions

    My father and I are planning on taking a trip fossil hunting this summer, we can't seem to find anywhere that really seems worth driving to. (Everything around us is basically Devonian.) We were looking for something different: Mosasaur, Arthropods (Cambrian preferred), Holocene, etc. My dad loves actual bones and I love arthropods from Cambrian. We came to a consensus and are looking for anything marine in the Mid-West. But we will take any suggestions into consideration! (We are new-ish to fossil hunting and are willing to go anywhere and do anything.
  19. Does anyone know where I could find a detailed Cedar Mountain Formation of Utah Map?
  20. Wear Facets On Rebbachisaurus teeth

    I've been reading a few papers on Sauropods and the topic of wear facets got me thinking. I own 30 plus Rebbachisaurus teeth and only two of them have labial wear facets. Every other tooth with a wear facet has a lingual wear facet. That doesn't really make any sense to me. For most sauropods with tooth to tooth contact, the upper teeth will have a lingual wear facet and the lower teeth will have labial. It could be that I just happen to own mostly upper teeth but I don't think so. Most every Rebbachisaurus tooth you see has a lingual wear facet. Any thoughts on that.
  21. Does anyone know of any good places in New Jersey where you can legally look for, dig, and take dinosaur fossils/footprints?
  22. Hi everyone, I hope someone can help me. I am doing a school project ( fossil report) and struggling to find what i am looking for. I have never looked for fossils before and believe i may have missed what i was looking for today. I went out for a nice hike at horseshoe canyon in alberta. it was amazing, however i could not find any fossils. ( at least i think i didnt after looking at some pictures of this forum i may have and just missed them) I am a complete amateur. i did find a map on here for horseshoe canyon but still did not have much luck. i was hoping some one can help point me in the right direction. is there an area in the canyon that is best to look at? but most importantly what am i looking for? How do i know what is a fossil and what is well just rock. I feel silly asking but i am so intrigued and planning on making another trip out on friday. Thanks for any help you can provide.
  23. Help with id

    Found this in my rock garden. . Please help identify
  24. Volcanic eruptions triggered dawn of the dinosaurs (Huge pulses of volcanic activity are likely to have played a key role in triggering the end Triassic mass extinction, which set the scene for the rise and age of the dinosaurs, new Oxford University research has found.) http://www.heritagedaily.com/2017/06/volcanic-eruptions-triggered-dawn-dinosaurs/115652 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170619151530.htm Dinosaurs got an evolutionary assist from huge volcanic eruptions by Mary Beth Griggs Popular Science http://www.popsci.com/volcanic-eruptions-dinosaur-evolution The paper is: Lawrence M. E. Percival, Micha Ruhl, Stephen P. Hesselbo, Hugh C. Jenkyns, Tamsin A. Mather, and essica H. Whiteside. Mercury evidence for pulsed volcanism during the end-Triassic mass extinction. PNAS, June 2017 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1705378114 http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/06/13/1705378114 Yours, Paul H.