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Found 83 results

  1. I wanted to share some of my projects with all of you. A hobby and side business of mine is creating dinosaur sculptures. I do all different kinds of things aside from dinos too, but to keep it relevant, we’ll stick to the mesozoic Featured in my profile picture is my raptor created from scrap metal used to construct railings. I named him Bambi (ironically not a Bambiraptor). Probably more like Deinonychus, he’s a pretty big chicken, but you let me know what you think. As of now he’s my favorite creation, hence why he’s featured in my profile pic. Still trying to figure out the paint job. I wish he’d stop scaring all the birds and deer away...
  2. Fossil or Just Another Rock?

    Hello everyone I have here a specimen and can’t figure out if it’s just a plain ol’rock but I think it might not be a rock at all. This specimen weighs almost 5lbs it’s original location was found in Carrizo Springs Texas at a drilling rig location. Some helpful info and opinions about what this specimen could be would really be great -Thanks y’all!
  3. Hello all, In juli I go to the south of France for 2-3 weeks. We go every year to a different place. Now I want to ask if there are good hunting spots over there that are free accessible? I would prefer to find some vertebra fossils but I know that might be hard. Inverts are also fine. Anyone here that can help with tips or locations? I never found fossils in the south before but I know they are there. We don't go to the West/South coast because there are too many tourists over there. Thanks in advance. Greetings
  4. NICE!!http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2001663&type=printable 51 Mb,highly recommended, first description of a new species,Alcione. A cladistic analysis is included,BTW. Very ,very solid documentation of the material
  5. Texas, a short while back

    I liked the uncluttered format of this pic,decided to post it
  6. dagrimaldiCretacTropiclLizard2016.pdf HIGHLY recommended*,for reasons that will become immediately obvious Less than 2,0 Mb *the why of it: 1)simple esthetics(extremely pleasing(I think)photographic coverage) 2)the style of preservation,with concurrent implications for,e.g.phylogeny) below:the least interesting illustration
  7. it was in the cards

    What a fitting tribute!!!!!!!! requiescat in pace,Ian (4,2 Mb) related:
  8. Petrified Wood?

    Not sure if this is petrified wood or a concretion due to the dark center on one side. I could use some clarification and input.
  9. Fossil or inorganic

    I've been told this could be something, fossil or inorganic. It was found in the same Mesozoic area as previous finds in the Big Sky, MT area. Just looking for some input pertaining to what it could be whether it's a rock or something more......
  10. Heteromorph, right side view

    From the album james herrmann

    In this right side view of the sculpture I would like to show the green marble base. I chose this mottled green marble as a continuation of the kelp forest theme. I envision this ammonite pulling its way along the waving fronts of a kelp forest as it forages for small crustaceans. Kelp forests are contrasts of warm, bright beams of light and deep shadow. The marble is mottled in various shades of green much like looking down onto the kelp forest's waving fronds.
  11. Heteromorph, front view

    From the album james herrmann

    In this view I again wanted to show the cantilevered structure of the sculpture and the subtle color differences in the patination of the shell vs the body of the ammonite.
  12. Heteromorphic Ammonite Left Front View

    From the album james herrmann

    In this front left view I wanted to highlight the waving of the kelp. The challenge was to strongly support the heteromorph while still making the sculpture feel like there was movement and a lightness to the work.
  13. Heteromorphic Ammonite Left Side View

    From the album james herrmann

    This left side view of the sculpture shows the attachment of the ammonite to the kelp, actually there is a lot of bronze in the mass of tentacles. From the base to the top of the sculpture is approximately 40 inches.
  14. Heteromorph Sculpture Left Rear View

    From the album james herrmann

    I like the complex repeating nature of the spines in this view of the sculpture. I am supporting the mass of the bronze ammonite with the bronze kelp leaves welded into a trellis-like pattern to carry the weight down to the base.
  15. My New Heteromorph Sculpture

    From the album james herrmann

    Heteromorph is my most recent sculpture with a paleontological theme. This is the rear view of the sculpture showing the shell spines.
  16. possible femur bone

    The coin in the photos is a 50 cent piece. Found in Western Colorado. Really unsure of type. Piece is very dense, similar to river rock. The thickness of the bone at joint is 2 3/4".
  17. starting from scratch

    dittmars12862-015-0568-x.pdf object of contention(from the GAO article,which is freely accessible online and/or might be in several libraries here on this very forum : Dinosaurs/feathers or hair ,external appearance of extinct vertebrates, possible host-/parasite co-evolution,would the past biogeography of host and parasites coincide,,,,etc
  18. regally adorned ceratopsian

    recommended about 4,5 MB peer-reviewed,and fairly recent Possible convergent morphological and behavioural evolution with Centrosaurines previously(not all,but most relevant): http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/54993-a-new-species-discovered-regaliceratops-peterhewsi/&do=findComment&comment=587417
  19. track tectonics

    graversichnolmilanJOGfulltext (2).pdf climate,diagenesis,rheology,aetiology. Knowledge of at least some common Structural-geological terms with regards to faulting and folding is necessary to totally understand this. Recommended,with the reservation that not every ichnite on this planet is preserved in eolianite(arenite("sandstone)" lithologies
  20. Prognathodon Tooth from Morocco

    From the album My Fossils

    I found this tooth from Morocco I’m a shop in Portugal. While the root could be faked in someway. The actual tooth, is real. I did a post on this before but I took much clearer images for the ID for this later on. I decided to repost with these images.
  21. small dromaeosaurid,oldie but goodie

    xinxuxiaolsmallestdinosazhaoianusmicrorapnaturezhonghetopost200010b4c14c3.pdf the other paper on this species(Hwang/Norell) is ,naturally,in Fruitbat's Library,possibly in some others as well salient points(or:"things you might want to remember about this article")(apart from osteological details): edit,hours later:possible repost,because I just noticed this one in Fruitbat's Library. Joe,i feel i owe you an apology. note Maniraptora (GAUTHIER): I posted the Gauthier,a very influential cladistic paper,a while back Note 2: "Archaeoraptor" turned out to be forged
  22. Montego Bay

    Although fossil finding was not part of our vacation itinerary, fossils found us. After our boat docked outside of the strip just outside the town of Montego Bay, there was a large shelf of limestone filled with coral fossils. I had just been snorkelling in the living coral reef at Secrets Bay, and it was fabulous to see corals in living colour with all those abundant tropical fish eddying about. The limestone here dates between the Mesozoic and Cenozoic, and is largely dominated by coral. Some of the specimens in the rock have very nicely defined corallites. As I didn't think to bring a rock hammer on vacation, I did manage to find a loose rock to hack out a few small specimens. This first batch shows these corals in their raw, in situ context:
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