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  1. The plesiosaur has long been one of my favorite prehistoric creatures of all, especially after reading tales of the Loch Ness Monster. I've always wanted a jaw from one, thankfully @StevenJDennis recently scouted this beauty for me from Tucson. I estimate roughly 30% restoration, mainly to the rear portion of the joint(?) and some filler. Also, majority of the teeth have been planted from Zarafasaura oceanis, another elasmosaur. Still, he's earned a spot as one of my showpiece fossils. He measures 17 inches long and 7 inches wide. Plesiosaur Mandible Elasmosauridae (Libonectes atlasense Buchy, 2005) 94.3 - 89.3 million years old | Turonian, late Cretaceous Akrabou Formation Asfla Village, Goulmima, Errachidia Province, Morocco I assume this is an erupting tooth
  2. Found in Missouri river , feb. 19th. From pictures I've seen , it looks like prehistoric horse, maybe bison. Any guesses? stuitprt_201702171033254917[848].pdf
  3. Hey, I got these two jaws from hungarian gravel mines in 2016. I want to restore them, so I ask for your help in this. 1. The Mammuthus primigenius first jaw I glued together from 8 pieces, but during drying the bones were warped (deformed) so I could not quite right push together, is about a 5 mm gap left. What is your idea, how could you make this gap to disapear? 2. Elephas antiquus jaw. It is much more difficult because it doesn’t have all the pieces. Not all of existing pieces fit together. One tooth just put it close to its original position but there isn't anything really to glue on. Please let me know, if you have any ideas to this too.
  4. From the album @Max-fossils 's Zandmotor Finds

    A partial fish jaw found on the Zandmotor, with one tooth (shiny black thing). Probably from a bream (Sparidae).
  5. Hello everybody I have some indeterminated Kem Kem fossils. The first one is a piece of a jaw. I think it's reptile, but I don't know for sure. Anyone suggestions? (first 2 pics) The second is also a jaw and I think this one might be a fish. (last 3 pics) Thanks already
  6. I was in Tucson over the weekend, and bought several flats of Moroccan bones. Lots of fish material, and initially I was thinking that this jaw might be fish as well. However now, I am not 100% sure. I'm still in the process of cleaning it up, so if more pictures are needed, I will be happy to supply them. Location: Morocco Size: Approximately 7" maybe a little more. PS, those are little lungfish teeth on the bottom of the plate.
  7. Sadly, no context/location to provide. Was found in a loose bag of river stones. Appears lower portion was longer but fractured/flaked off. My son hopes it's a dinosaur's tooth. Thank you, Cybirr
  8. Jaw fragments of a mosasaur.
  9. Found this in the finis shale formation (Graham) of Jacksboro, TX which is Pennsylvanian. Need help identifying.....Approximately 1 inch long. Thanks in advance for any help.
  10. From the album Holzmaden

    Detailed picture of: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/gallery/image/43662-fish-jaw-dapedium/ The jaw is 1.3 cm long and the biggest tooth 0.6 cm long.
  11. Hello I am looking for an edestus jaw I have a saltasaurus osteoderm 5.75 inch megalodon tooth along with many more shark teeth and Floridian fossils such as a partial Columbian mammoth tooth etc.
  12. Hello all! I saw this mosasaur jaw, and I'm wondering whether the bone is real. The teeth look pretty real to me, and they probably are because those are not worth faking; but I'm really not sure about the bone... The seller admits that glue was used for the jaw, but no restoration or enhancement. Also, I'm wondering whether the teeth come from the jaw or are separate teeth just glued on. I'd like your thoughts on this! Best regards, Max
  13. Hello! I recently obtained this Moroccan mosasaur jaw, which has a bone lodged up against it which I can't identify. I'm not very good with mosasaurs (yet). The bone is up at the top-left in these images. I had wondered if it was a partial vert, but I don't have the experience with Prognathodon just yet. I think there are some possibly skull elements in the block. Thanks!
  14. My first shot at prepping ANYTHING! I will describe by process with the hope of some constructive criticism. PIX 1: I used only dental picks for this Oreodont partial jaw as the matrix is soft. I also found that a Qtip with water, softened some of the tougher spots. PIX 2: I used a soft bristle brush to apply a dilute acetic acid which served well to remove the last of the residual matrix. PIX 3: I neutralized the acid with a soak in Sodium Bicarbonate PIX 4: Into the oven at 200 F for one hour to drive off all moisture. PIX 5: Into a 5% solution of Paraloid. I used Pyrex brand with a snap lid and seal that does not react with the Acetone nor does the lid seem to get gummed up with the Paraloid. The piece was still warm when I put it in the Paraloid solution and it bubbled vigorously for several minutes as the solution soaked in. All told the bubbles lasted for 1 hour. PIX 6: Cool shot of air escaping the piece. PIX 7: To slow down the evaporation of the Acetone, I sealed the piece in a ziplock and placed in at 25 F (note the snow!!! this is Minnesota) I could see the Acetone condensate on the bag. After 1 hour I opened the bag and let it dry completely. PIX 8: Finished and on the way to my 8 year old grandson in Florida!
  15. I am looking at purchasing a mosasaur jaw section, what do you guys think about this one? I don't know much about telling if these types of jaws are real, only good at the more obvious ones. But the yellowing between the teeth and their roots seems a little odd to me?
  16. I decided to make a Christmas Eve visit to Penarth, South Wales. I only found the one piece but it makes for a good early Christmas present. It's what's left of an early Jurassic ichthyosaur jaw. You can see a really good outline of where the jaw was, along with chunks of jaw bone that are still attached to the rock. The surface of the rock has a number of teeth showing which I'll look to prep out next year. Happy Christmas. Nick
  17. Any ideas on what this is? It comes from an estuarine upper Cretaceous formation in Eastern Mississippi. The first photo shows the tip of a needle. I'm new to micro paleo and finding it fascinating.
  18. From White River formation South Dakota. Has some appearance of Oreodont but it seems small.
  19. Can y'all take a stab at this upper scull? Whiteriver formation, South Dakota. Going to tackle prep on this but not until I have a few easier pieces under my belt.
  20. From the album Scottish Carboniferous Sarcopterygians

    Rhizodont jaw Fife Coal Field, Midland Valley of Scotland Upper Carboniferous Westphalian A 310 mya
  21. Hello fossil-lovers! What do you think of this fossil jaw: is it real or fake? It seems a bit too perfect to me. The seller told me it was a mosasaur jaw from Brazil. It definitely looks like mosasaur material (teeth), but I've never heard of a mosasaur from Brazil, and in my books there isn't a single mention of any mosasaur species found in Brazil. I bought the fossil in a small shop selling only fossils and minerals (not online), somewhere in Auvergne, France. In my opinion: real teeth, stuck into a fake jaw. What do you think? Thanks for your help! Max
  22. Hey Everyone, Found this section of Jaw with 5 teeth, while river diving in SC. I'd appreciate your thoughts on ID.
  23. A nice lower jaw bone of a Phosphatosaurus gavialoides, a terrifying crocodile from the Eocene period that could measure up to 9 meters long. It is part of the Dyrosauridae family, and was very closely related to Sokotosuchus, from the Cretaceous period.
  24. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/oldest-right-handedness-homo-habilis-brain-language-anthropology/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20161024news-righthanded&utm_campaign=Content&sf39762277=1