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  1. Hello everybody I got this a few weeks ago, but didn't had time to post it. It's from the Munich Fossil Show from an Moroccan dealer. This one was sold as associated Mosasaur Verts from Morocco. No more info on location. But the dealer was Moroccan and had lots of other stuff from Morocco. Since it was on a fossilshow I didn't had time to post pictures here, but for me this looked good enough to get it. What are your thoughts on this one? I still couldn't finde any obvious fabrications. It looks good for me. More pictures can be provided if needed. And I got tow more questions: Is there any better ID possible than just Mosasaur Verts? Should I prep it some more? Removing more Matrix, or the plaster from the back? I would just leave it as it is as I'm not sure if it falls apart if I remove the plaster. Length is about 45 cm (17.7 inches) Thank you for any help!
  2. Help with some teeth

    Hello, Before I made this post I did some research by myself. By scrolling through the forum here I already learned that the teeth I have in my collection are composites. I also have doubts with the Spinosaurid tooth. It is not serrated but it has a sharp edge in both sides. I thought they had to conical with striations? The Mosasaurs hoffmanni and the Elasmosaur sp. are valid I think (even if they are composites). I even believe the Elasmosaur is a broken tooth put back together and not built out of different Elasmosaur teeth. I am curious for your opinion. First three photos are from Elasmosaur sp. number four and five are Mosasaur hoffmanni six to eight is Spinosaurus aegypticus according to label, but I prefer to label it as Spinosaurus indet. cause I'm not sure. I thought I read somewhere on the forum that Spinosaurus aegypticus would only be valid in Egypt. All three teeth come from Morrocco. The Spino and Mosa were super cheaps (I think that should be a hint). I paid 10€ per tooth. The Elasmosaur was 27€.
  3. I have recently had tree down in my yard and somehow the fall knocked down my only Mosasaur tooth! Thankfully, it was a clean break. Now I am left wondering how to fix it? What type of glue (preferably cheap) should I use? I got some Gorilla Glue, but I am worried what could happen if I don’t use the proper mixture. Just for my own personal curiosity, what could happen (besides the glue not holding) if the right chemical mixture isn’t used?
  4. I managed to get in a few hours before the rain hit at the North Sulphur River Texas. My buddy found a rare Globidens tooth. I found a high quality shark tooth and some coprolite.
  5. Hi. I went to go see a client yesterday and realized I was 20 minutes from Big Brook. So I decided to swing by for a hour or two. I went to the same spot that I found the plesiosaur tooth last week. I ended up getting nay staying a hour. 30 minutes into my quick trip I found this:
  6. 9/28/19 Trip

    From the album Post Oak Creek

    I found less stuff than last time, but I found a nice centrum and a shard of a mosasaur tooth. A couple teeth grouped with Scapanorynchus may be Serratolamna sp.
  7. MAKE A STAND!

    This post attempts to document the effort to construct a display stand suitable for a large Mosasaur jaw section. It reveals the collaborative effort of snolly and @Ptychodus04, Kris. This project was carried out in "snolly time." That is, it was half done and put aside as snolly's wandering mind flitted about, alighting on various other inchoate projects. Now, finally it is (mostly) done and here are the results. snolly pondered and roughed out what might be a simple, utile design. A sturdy, heavy wooden base was desired. To this end, blanks were obtained from an exotic wood dealer. The square pieces were produced as "bowl blanks" for use by wood turners. Acquired were a 10X10X2" piece and two 4X4X2" pieces. The wood is Bloodwood, Brosimum rubescens. This is an extremely dense, tool dulling, tropical hardwood. Here is the wood upon arrival with the protective wax coating being removed. An orbital sander was employed using finer and finer disks. Shellac was selected as the finish and a batch was mixed from flakes dissolved in alcohol. This was applied with a cloth dauber and multiple rubbed coats were built on the wood's surface. The finished blocks were assembled with wood glue. Later this proved foolhardy as the glue joints separated during drilling to place the metal armatures. They were re-glued and screws installed. It would have been best to have utilized screws from the start. The finished woodwork. Using scrap wire, snolly molded it to the fossil in an effort to fathom the measurements needed to fashion custom supports. @Ptychodus04, Kris then used his metal working skills to produce the two required armatures. The beefy uprights of the pieces are 6/16" stock; while the arms are a ductile 3/16". Kris has earned a well-deserved, positive reputation on the Forum for his prep skills. However, beyond ability, you will not find a more helpful and pleasant person. While he does wear a dress and his judgement may be occasionally addled by excessive capsaicin consumption; he is nonetheless a worthy ally in any fossil related endeavor. The tape seen marks cut-off points that were made for a final custom fitting. Rubber caps (intended for wire shelving) were later employed to provided a finished look and a little cushioning. Here is the finished project. All that remains is a re-waxing of the wood finish. This is needed as it was handled so much during the drilling for the support pieces. In hindsight, I would chose to assemble (with screws) and drill before finishing the wood. However, not having immediate access to a drill press (to insure a right angle hole) I proceeded with the finish. It would have been better to assemble and drill first. The back It was a fun project. Kris, thanks for the help.
  8. Everyone said NSR was dry and picked over but I hiked 9 hrs and found some cool stuff. My favorites are the Protostega costal bone with partial rib head preserved, the mosasaur bone with bite mark and the artifacts. I walked in tracks all day but the river is too large for someone to get everything and people miss quite a bit.
  9. Mosasauroid Jaw

    Hi guys, I have recently acquired this Mosasauroid partial jaw. Seller claimed it is a juvenile Mosasaur. He acknowledged that some of the teeth may have been reattached. But he didnt know which, he got it from his supplier like this. And upon further questioning, he also admited that he is not absolutely sure about the genus. He speculated juvenile Mosasaur due to its size, but i dont think a smaller genus of Mosasaur, like Halisaurus, Tethysaurus or Platecarpus, is out of the picture. Please help me identify the genus of this Mosasuroid and the location of this jaw (dentary or mandible, left or right). If you would be so kind, please also point out to me, which teeth are wrongly attached, or maybe, composite. (The 3 red arrows are the teeth that felt quite real) Thanks. Edit: Almost forgot, seller claimed it came from a Phosphate deposit at Khourigba, Morocco.
  10. Mosasaur Tooth

  11. Mosasuar Vert

  12. Hello, im new to this forum and had a question. Does anyone know if my Mosasaur jaws are real and how much are they worth?
  13. Today I had the pleasure of meeting up with @frankh8147 once again, to hunt the Cretaceous streams of New Jersey. I arrived much earlier than expected after leaving my house by 1am. So I stopped at Dunkin Donuts and grabbed a breakfast sandwich. It was still dark when I got to the site. Frank said that he would probably get there between 7:30- 8:30 so I took my time organizing my gear. As soon as it was light enough I started heading down to the stream. I startled about 8 deer as I made my way to the trail. I really appreciate see wildlife early in the morning. This was my 3rd trip to this site. I had an idea of where I would hunt until Frank got there. So I headed upstream to where I felt would be a good start. I was surprised by how many trees had fell since my last visit. Once I got to the spot I soon got to work. When Frank first told me about this particular spot, he said that the finds were more scarce but they also tended to be more of the rarer finds. Today that proved to be true. I seemed to go through my sifter many times without a single fossil. Then every once in a while there would be something, either a sharktooth, crab claw, belemnite piece, or enchodus tooth. But nothing spectacular and most not in the best condition. I knew going in, that it being the end of summer, no rain and low water levels, there was no new material so this was not a surprise. I was hoping that when Frank got there he could find a more productive spot. After a bit Frank showed up. He told me about a couple of possible spots, not too far downstream. After awhile we tried a couple different spots and not finding too much (atleast for me, Frank had a couple nice finds, that hopefully he will share later) finally it happened, I found my first Mosasaur tooth! When I saw it in my sifter I thought it was too good to be true. I have been looking for one for 12 years. It is not big as it is only 12 mm but it is in rather nice condition. I didnt get excited till Frank confirmed ID. That is one of the things that I like about hunting with Frank. He is a good guy and he is very knowledgable. I really enjoyed hearing about the different things that he has found there over the years. We hunted till about 1pm and then it was time to head home. All in all it was a good time and I cant wait to get back. Here are some pics. 1st is the mosasaur.
  14. A find from earlier this year. Creek bed on the surface here in West KY, (Graves County). Got it because it was different. (I started truly hunting fossils for my son who loves dinosaurs more than anything.) I had no idea as to what it might be but the shape kept me thinking I'd seen it before. I happened to be looking at Mosasaurs one day & happened to see a Moroccan peg-toothed specimen. Researched if they might have lived in the sea here. Saw a paper about Globidens which had some illustrations, then found out about Alabamaensis. Thought I had a jaw fragment minus teeth of one of those. Now I highly doubt it, but you are the people to ask! Who is it, JohnJ who has the quote about convincing yourself to believe anything?
  15. Teeth at Big Brook and Ramanessin NJ

    I found this tooth in Ramanessin Brook near Big Brook. The guy leading the group said it was a broken shark tooth but he was in a hurry and barely looked at it. I don’t think it looks like a shark tooth. The first picture shows the sharp edge on the front of the tooth.
  16. Is it a vertebra or cross section of bone?

    Found this today on the North Sulfur River. I can’t tell if it’s a vertebra or a cross section of bone or something completely different- I’m not familiar with the concentric circle in it.
  17. Top view of previous jaw piece

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    Top view under lighting that pronounces depth better
  18. Mosasaur jaw section

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    5 toothed (3 present) length of large sized mosasaur jaw. Various fossils and fish vertebrae on rear. *more info coming
  19. Mosasaur bone clump

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    A cool Moroccan mosasaur bone pile I acquired, sadly the matrix is so soft the piece broke in transit, but thankfully the splits missed all but 1 smaller bone. I'm considering just removing them from the matrix, and maybe mounting them in the same positions again, but I haven't decided yet. *more info to follow
  20. Hi everyone, Today I was in Weymouth (south of England) when I stumbled upon a popular fossil shop. The shop specializes in selling a variety of both fossil replicas and 'fossils'. While I was there I stumbled across a selection of Mosasaur teeth with the root kept inside a locked cabinet. I decided to purchase one of them for £10. So what I was wondering is if the tooth and root are real or not as I am still sceptical. Can anyone give any insight?
  21. Fossil Mix

  22. Sulphur River Texas!

    I did a half day hunt in Northeast Texas. It was hot! The big flathead catfish was keeping me company.
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