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Found 91 results

  1. Hey everyone! So, I have recently acquired some fossils and, forever the skeptic and pessimist, I just want to see if they're (likely to be) real or not. Spinosaurus Tooth (Egypt) - Unknown Pterosaur Bone (Unknown) - Mosasaur Teeth (Morocco) - I'm very aware of the fake jaw aspect, I'm just interested in whether or not the teeth are real. Thank you!
  2. Hey guys, Hello, I discovered this bone in a fossil box about a year ago and bought it for only $ 1.5 because it made me look special somehow. But I do not know to which animal he could belong. For me, however, he resembles a finger bone of a pterosaur. Can you help me maybe? The bone is hollow and 42mm (1,7") in size. Kind regards from Germany!
  3. I am certainly not getting my hopes up for this fossil, because from experience of seeing theropod teeth placed in croc jaws and people labeling it as a 'rare Spinosaurus or Carcharodontosaurus jaw" on the market, the likelihood of finding an original jaw with associated teeth not from different animals is extremely rare (at least in the case of theropods and pterosaurs). However the seller has this as a Pterosaur jaw piece with one associated Pterosaur tooth and wanted to see whether you all think this is a composite or not. From what i know, there have only been two toothed Pterosaur jaw sections found from the Kem Kem Beds (the holotype for Siroccopteryx and the holotype for Coloborhynchus Fluviferox). The fossils is 5 inches by 3 inches. Thanks.
  4. Pterosaur tooth?

    I saw this tooth as pterosaur from Niger, but some possible wear on it makes it look like sauropod. Please help ID ,thanks in advance.
  5. I've been looking for Moroccan pterosaur teeth, and have found this one from the Kem Kem beds for sale. I know there's fish teeth being sold as pterosaur teeth so I wanted to ask if anyone out there could confirm whether this is from a pterosaur? Thanks!
  6. Cracked Pterodactyl Egg With Embryos Complete And Visible? At our favorite auction site, a seller is offering in several ads, these beautiful boulders that are no more than mere geological occurrences, which anyone can find on the edge of any river, as if they were genuine Pterosaur eggs ... But the Freak Circus does not end here, there's more! He announces as if these "eggs" had visible Pterosaur embryos. Can anyone see? But if you're a picky fossil collector who does not like rickety and scrawny creatures like the Pterosaurs ... His problems are over, because now he also sells boulders as if they were dinosaur eggs: How does he know what a Pterosaur egg is and what is a Dinosaur egg? Anyone have any explanation? A genuine egg of the Pterosaur is very, very rare, and is extremely different from these boulders that are widely being offered! That is, genuine Pterosaur eggs have shells, consisting essentially of an outer layer of thin and hard limestone, while under the shell was a softer membrane: And thanks to these meager but true discoveries is that we now know that pterosaur eggs were malleable, similar to the snake eggs of today: Unfortunately I can not reveal prices here, but believe me, these fake eggs do not cost anything cheap! So the high price is a great seducer, a real temptation for a novice and inexperienced collector, to think that high price means rarity, therefore, authenticity! The advice is the same as always, study on the subject so that the light of knowledge can dispel the darkness of ignorance.
  7. Fur and Feathers for Flying.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46572782
  8. Triassic Pterosaur Found In Utah

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rare-desert-pterosaur-fossil-discovered-utah-180969995/
  9. Hi, Was just checking our favourite auction site for fossils and i came across this. It is interesting because the seller has it listed as a Pteranodon wing bone from the Hell Creek Formation (in Montana), yet this seems odd because Pteranodon has not been described from the Hell Creek Formation and existed at a different time (around 85 mya), so this makes me skeptical whether this bone is pterosaur or possibly from something else like a theropod (the bone is 9 inches long). Any opinions if it is pterosaur or not, the pictures are a bit hard to tell by. Thanks.
  10. Pterosaur teeth/Coloborhynchus

    What's the deal with so many pterosaur teeth, yet just about every single one(every single one Ive ever seen or heard of, although im assuming other people may have heard of or seen other species)is Coloborhynchus! That just seems improbable....in fact it seems almost impossible. Tons of pterosaurs had teeth, tons of teeth are around, but ONLY from Colobos??? That can't be right. Also, I know that a species can have different shaped teeth, but APPARENTLY colobo teeth come in every shape and size(and width/height ratio, and angle, and curve, and every possible variable). Im not going to say these absolutely CANT all be from coloborhynchus, they have to be from other pterosaurs or animals, but....these can't possibly all be from just coloborhynchus, can they???
  11. Unfortunately it is no news that we have suffered with several gross falsifications with "rooted" Carcharodontosaurids teeth from Kem Kem beds... And these rooted forgeries do not even come close to the actual appearance that a rooted real tooth of Carcharodontosaurid must have: Many novice collectors can also easily fall into the old trap: Spinosaurid tooth "rooted" from Kem Kem beds... Which is also quite different from a real rooted Spinosaurid tooth: But I have noticed since last year, a new fashion trend in the Counterfeit Market at Kem Kem ... The forgery of "rooted" Pterosaurs teeth! As for example, this gross falsification: But what led me to create this post, it was definitely this clear forgery that was recently announced on our favorite auction site as: Coloborhynchus Tooth, Look: My biggest fear is that a rookie collector with no experience can be seduced by a tempting offer of a so-called "rooted" pterosaur tooth that does not even come close to the real appearance a legitimate rooted pterosaur tooth should have: My main theory is that two teeth were glued together to make one "rooted" tooth. Whatever it has been made of, the fact is that this pterosaur's tooth is not rooted!!
  12. Ornithocheirid pterosaur

    From the album Albian vertebrates of Ukraine

    Tiny pterosaur tooth from Kanev Albian. This tooth is strongly labio-lingually compressed, has no carinae and has a developed pulpar cavity, typical pterosaur tooth characteristics. Scalebar 5 mm.
  13. Triassic Pterosaur Found in Utah

    200-million year old Pterosaur 'built for flying' August 13, 2018 by Marlowe Hood, PhysOrg https://phys.org/news/2018-08-million-year-pterosaur-built.html Rare Desert Pterosaur Fossil Discovered in Utah The rare Triassic fossil is the most complete early pterosaur ever found, and gives new insight into the evolution of the first flying vertebrates By Jason Daley, Smithsonian Magazine, Aug. 14, 2018 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rare-desert-pterosaur-fossil-discovered-utah-180969995/ Oldest pterodactyl fossil discovered in Utah desert Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, Aug. 13, 2018 https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2018/08/13/fossil-oldest-pterodactyl-discovered-utah-desert/977979002/ Brooks B. Britt et al. Caelestiventus hanseni gen. et sp. nov. extends the desert-dwelling pterosaur record back 65 million years, Nature Ecology & Evolution (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41559-018-0627 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-018-0627-y Yours, Paul H.
  14. Identifying a Pterosaur claw?

    Hi, This one has me stumped with the id, is this a Pterosaur claw or something else like a possible theropod claw? It is from the kem kem and is 2cm long. Since i am clueless when it comes to identifying claws from different animals, which diagnostic features can help determine if it is pterosaur or not. Thanks.
  15. Pterosaur bone

    From the album Holzmaden

    This is a kinda funny combination out of a fish bone and a very rare pterosaur bone. The fish bone is the bigger one (5 cm long) and is lying on the top of the pterosaur bone. The piece comes from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic). As these are marine deposits you can imagine how rare the pterosaur bone is Some very bad detailed pictures: (sorry for the bad quality but my camera is not good enough)
  16. Quetzalcoatlus metatarsal?

    Possibly quetzalcoatlus metatarsal? The other one is supposed to be the part of the beak, close to the tip. Sadly these are the only pictures available. Any info or thoughts are greatly appreciated.
  17. Must be a full moon out there Seller is offering this pterosaur skull and claw without any additional information other than saying it had no teeth . Tired emailing him no response as of yet. Looks like 3 wing bones of a Pterosaur from the Kansas chalk. Very nice Edit: seller responded saying it's from Texas and assures me there is an intact skull? A 2" Daspletosaurus offered without any locality. Impossible to distinguish between different tyrannosaurids and without locality who knows what it is. Triceratops vertebra from the Hell Creek being offered. Its not ceratopsian but from an Edmontosaurus which are caudals more rectangular, box shaped. Ceratopsian are oval. A rare Pachycephalosaurus claw being offered. Wow thought yesterday's Tyranno tooth was an awful resto job only to be surpassed by this one. Looks like most of the claw has been restored to something not Pachy. Avoid.... A Giganotosaurus tooth from Argentina is being offered for sale, wow. I know a lot of collectors will want to jump on to this tooth. Caution for a number of reasons. First it was illegal exported, collected in 2014. Second if you need one is that the seller has no locality information and because of that its difficult to determine what Dinosaur its from. Multiple Carcharodontosaurids are present in Argentina. Although the tooth has some appearance of a Carch without additional photos hard to conclusively say its one.
  18. Pterosaur tooth form Liaoning ?

    Hello would this be a Pterosaur tooth form Liaoning and any idea on the circular fossil in the matrix has well ?
  19. Vertebra Queensland

    Looking through my usual matrix I came across this partial vertebra that has me stumped. Both sections were sitting together in the matrix so assume they are part of the same vertebra. Definitely not fish so some type of reptile ? Hopping the process end is diagnostic enough to determine species. Second piece in post below Mike
  20. Pterosaur cervical vertebra?

    Hi, just wondering if this is a pterosaur cervical vertebra (listed as such) since i can't find any similar specimens or references. It is from Morocco (Kem Kem Basin) and is 6.2cm (just under 2 and a half inches).
  21. I was just prepping out a very small piece of bone I found down on the Isle of Wight a few months ago. It ended up looking very different from what I expected, so was hoping someone may be able to suggest what it could belong to. From my very limited experience it looks almost bird like, so was wondering if it could be pterosaur, which is found in this location. Early Cretaceous. Chilton chine. Isle of Wight. ..... the bone is hollow with relatively thin walls. Just over 1cm long. I’ve tried to get clear photos but they didn’t turn out too well so I’ve had to compensate by posting too many instead.
  22. This fossil comes from the Phosphate Mines of Kourigba, Morocco. The fossil is 10cm and the matrix is 14 x 11cm overall. Is it possible to identify this fossil?.
  23. Fully rooted pterosaur tooth?!!!

    Hi all. I saw this online and I was amazed. The fossil is sold as a pterosaur tooth from Kem Kem. Size: 49 x 8 mm This species of pterosaurs could reach a wingspan of up to 6 meters ! » Could it really be a fully rooted pterosaur tooth? For me it’s really big for a pterosaur. What do you think? Never saw a fully rooted one. Rare? Do you think it could be a fake? Regards.
  24. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dinosaur-museum-altmuehltal-exhibits-real-dracula-677624753.html https://www.thelocal.de/20180323/worlds-largest-pterodachtyl-dracula-museum-altmuehltal https://flowcenter1.flowworks.de/flowrooms/screeningroom/XrsPzXMAmoDioHBuhNZs_layoutneutral/284/ "The carpal bone alone was larger than that of a mammoth, and the neck was the width of a full-grown man," says paleontologist Mátyás Vremir, member of the Transylvanian Museum Society. I-a picat fața!!!
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