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Carter and I are starting to slowly begin work on a program that will be about Jurassic era Dinosaurs. We will not do this until the 2020/2021 school year and I am really pretty excited. We decided to stop pursuing other dinosaur fossils (except for a Hell Creek Anky/Nodo lol) so that we can start piecing this together. We have about 10 months to make this happen. Educationally speaking it will be awesome to focus a program on the Jurassic era and show kids what dinosaurs were really running around at this time. This presents some fun challenges for us as collectors. Morrison Formation fossils are harder to find and more expensive so this will be a pretty significant change in how we collect. We can bargain shop to some extent but we will have to get into a higher price range. Carter and I know we have to save our money and be patient. We will also have a much more limited number of sources which I am actually okay with. I really like our primary source for Jurassic stuff. I have to get familiar with this fossil material so I have to find and study whatever publications exist but this is something I really like. We may also take a look at a European Dino or two. I have seen some Sauropod fossils from the UK and some stuff from Portugal that was interesting though pricey. We have yet to hop across the pond for dinos yet but if we are ever going to do that, this would be the program to do it I think. We have a head start on this. We have our nice Diplodocus bone. We have a couple of nice Camarasaurus pieces too. We have a small piece of Stegosaur gular armor. We also have a partial Theropod tooth, sold as Allosaurus but in need of a closer look. It is not a lot of material for sure but we can build from what we have and develop a really solid program I think. Presenting a fairly complete fauna will be hard. The herbivores I am not too worried about. I have a line on a Camptosaurus piece and I am sure we can track down another nice large Sauropod fossil. Dryosaurus is another possibility. The Theropod material is quite intimidating though. Rare and expensive is my first impression. I am not too worried about Allosaurus but beyond that, I think it will be really challenging to find any other fossils in our price range. I think we need fossils from two large bodied and one medium or small theropod to really present a decent picture of the ecosystem. Tall order but I am hopeful we can do it. We have do have a long way to go with this for sure but we made a little progress. Literally speaking we made a tiny bit of progress but it is a pretty cool addition despite the diminutive nature of the fossil We secured ourselves a tiny 2mm Ornithopod tooth that could belong to Nanosaurus. We had asked @Troodon about this one awhile ago and that was his opinion. I finally got around to grabbing it. Nanosaurus is a great dinosaur to include for us because they were tiny and pretty cute. It will represent a great contrast with the giant dinosaurs of this era. Kids will love it. It was also in the bargain category price wise. We may not get to update this for awhile but I thought starting the TFF collection now would be a fun way to celebrate our tiny new fossil.
Birdman posted a topic in Fossil IDNew discovery! Something different this time....very different! I was quite stunned when I first set my eyes upon this one. It's another dino tooth, but it doesn't look Iguanodontian. Look at those long ridges! It has a prominent primary ridge and is coarsely serrated. Around 6 mm across the crown. I have compared it to Iguanodontians including Barilium and hypselospinus and dryosaurids, but it doesn't match any of those. For a start the serrations are course on my dino tooth and on Iguanodontians the denticles go all the way over the tip of the crown and they are much finer in iguanodontians anyway, and the known Wealden ones lack ridges running down from EACH denticle - Iguanodon has quite a fine serrated edge and only one or two ridges, but many denticles. So next I compared my tooth with Hypsilophodon thinking I had a good chance of a match here, but I couldn't find any that compared, when you look closely, with hypsylophodontids either! So next I looked at thyreophorans. Known Wealden teeth of ankylosauria group are known but again I couldn't find a close match. So I looked at stegosauria next and I found some similarities. But still not certain. It's an extremely interesting find for the Wealden whatever it is as it's a bit different! Any ideas anyone?
We have been working primarily on our shark program material but we did add a few new dinosaur fossils. For the most part they are pretty small in size but add quite a bit to the education we do. These represent some iconic and scientifically important dinosaurs. In addition to these small fossils, we added a 6" Trike frill piece from HC, a smaller piece of a Horseshoe Canyon Ceratopsian frill, and a 2.5" Hadro vert from that formation. These are excellent touch fossils so I am happy ! The small fossils are..... Dromaeosaurus sp. Judith River. I big thank you thank you to @Troodon for some ID help. This is a really nice tooth and I am really excited about this one. We can get into some fun science about the study of tooth wear in determining what dinosaurs ate.
I have a possible dino egg that a friend gave me from Paonia Colorado and my guess is a stegosaurus because there are numerous stegosaurus bones in Colorado can someone please Identify this. Also the picture is not high quality.