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  1. Help with some Hell Creek fossil ID

    Hello there! I live in western South Dakota, and my family has a ranch right in the middle of the Hell Creek Formation. There is a location about 1 mile from a river where about three years ago I found several serrated tooth fragments. I went back to this location last week to see if I could find any more of the tooth fragments. I did find some more serrated fragments, but they are from a different tooth, and possibly different species entirely. There are several areas within a 50 yard radius with bones surfacing, but they seem to be from several different creatures. I'm used to seeing triceratops and duckbill bones at the surface, which are light in color, spongy, and very, very crumbly. Most of the bones in this area are much different, and I'm not sure if that would be due to the type of sediment it was preserved in, the location, or the species. Many of these outcroppings could almost be mistaken for iron ore rock that is breaking apart. I was hoping to get some help identifying one piece in particular. Please ignore the rubber bands, I'm trying to find the missing pieces before I glue the large sections together. All the pieces together will make it around a foot long. In some areas, the bone is a dark chocolate brown, and very smooth and shiny. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have a really hard time finding any sources of information on theropod, Hell Creek, or Cretaceous identification. If anyone knows of any good literature for this area, feel free to post a link, it would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Theropod/bird cast

    Hello, I am new here (sorry if I did something wrong or something I shouldn't have) and I am volunteering at a geology museum and I was given this cast of a fossil to look at and see what it was by a visitor. The visitor told me she got it as a gift and she does not know where it came from, nor does she know what it is. I was wondering if anyone here might be of some assistance in figuring out what it might be? I think it is some sort of Coelurosaurian (maybe a primitive bird?). Unfortunately I do not have any more or better pictures available right now. I could get some more pictures, but I'm not back at the museum until next week so it will take a few days. Also the cast is about a foot long (give or take about 2 inches).
  3. Dinosaur Track? Nova Scotia

    ...Will post 3 more images Is this a Dinosaur footprint? Looks like Theropod maybe? Found on Nova Scotia Beach Any insight is appreciated for this amateur. Thanks in advance.
  4. Moroccan Claw

    I never really had much belief this claw was real but I would like to get some more opinions. It's from the Kem Kem region.
  5. Kem Kem Raptor Humerus

    I bought a number of cool little Kem Kem fossils recently. There's a number of quite interesing ones in there. One of them turned out to be pretty special. As far as I know Dromaeosaurid material is pretty rare in the Kem Kem beds. But this seems to be the upper part of a right humerus of a raptor. Other Theropods are generally pretty different and those of birds while more similar also don't match. the bone is obviously hollow but the bone wall is still fairly substantial, which makes me think its Dromaeosaur instead of bird. The bone is also almost identical in shape and size to the humerus of the small Dromaeosaurid Bambiraptor. Though mine is obviously not as complete, but still very nicely preserved in 3D. I feel confident enough to call this raptor that I wanted to share this with you guys. Bambiraptor humerus. Needless to say, I'm really happy with this piece.
  6. Tyrannosaurid tooth

    Tooth of a Tyrannosaurid. This tooth belongs to either Albertosaurus, Gorgosaurus or Daspletosaurus. Note the wear facets on the top and medial side of the tooth.
  7. Coelophysis pt. 2 thoughts?

    The teeth are extremely small. Hard to see it clearly, but just wanted to know some general thoughts. I'm more worried about the authenticity factor. Also I'm assuming that this is a juvenille. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks.
  8. Coelophysis

    Just recently purchased one of these teeth for the cheap price of $14 dollars from a seller on ebay. I was wondering if anyone with more experience with fossils than I, could tell me if they believe this tooth to be authentic? The ebay seller has all positive reviews. Thank you.
  9. Hi, I've noticed a lot of talk about the different issues with theropod teeth that originate from the Kem Kem beds on this board, and it reminded me that I had a 'Spinosaurus' tooth in my collection. I bought it when I was a kid, and obviously didn't question it's legitimacy or ID in any way. But now that I'm older and have a lot more experience I noticed some features of the tooth that I find slightly dubious. Firstly is the size, it's small, only around 3cm which doesn't compare to some of the enormous teeth in the dentition of Spinosaurus that I've seen. Secondly is the presence of sandy matrix material around the base of the crown which as I've read on here can indicate restoration, and to me looks quite strange. I was wondering if anyone could help confirm if the tooth does appear to be from a Spinosaurid and whether or not it has been restored/composited in anyway. Thanks, Theo
  10. Weird Kem Kem Theropod Tooth

    Picked up this odd little theropod tooth from Kem Kem today. Not sure what it is, the only tooth I've ever seen share these qualities is a Torvosaur Anterior tooth. It's round, only has serrations on distal side. The mesial side is devoid of serrations (not from wear) The tooth is about 3/4" long.
  11. Morrison Formation Tooth

    Hello, I was was searching for ceratosaurus teeth for sale when I stumbled upon this tooth. There was no specific ID and I was wondering if TFF could help me ID it properly before I make a move. I was rather intrigued by it. Length: 3mm Time: Late Jurassic Location: Morrison Formation Bone Cabin Quarry Albany County, WY, USA
  12. Kem Kem bone id

    Hi guys can anyone help with these 6 bones from Kem Kem? @LordTrilobite @Troodon They dont look theropod to me so I'm wondering turtle? Maybe A and D are phalanges? B, C and F humerus (humeruses/humerii, plural? hehe) thanks John
  13. Theropod sp.

    From the album Dinosaur teeth

    Theropod sp. Cretaceous (Aptian-Albian) Elrhaz Formation Gadoufaoua, Tenere Desert, Niger
  14. Theropod sp.

    From the album Dinosaur teeth

    Theropod sp. Cretaceous (Aptian-Albian) Elrhaz Formation Gadoufaoua, Tenere Desert, Niger
  15. I have a 3/8" premax theropod tooth from the Hell Creek formation in Montana, Carter County. Anyone have any ideas whether this is dromaeosaur or tyrannosaur? I know most of the tyrannosaur premax teeth like this do not have serrations, but there are always exceptions. 19 serrations per 5mm.
  16. Theropod indet.

    From the album Dinosaur teeth

    Theropod indet. Cretaceous (Cenomanian) Kem Kem Beds, Morocco Perfect tooth measuring an inch long. Unsure of what type of theropod it is so if anyone has any ideas I would appreciate any input.
  17. Hi Everyone, I'm trying to determine if this tooth does indeed come from a Tyrannosaurus Rex. It's a small tooth which makes a positive ID a little tough, but I'm leaning towards this being a Rex tooth. Can anyone confirm as to whether this is a genuine Rex tooth, or something else such as a Nanotyrannus tooth, or Tyrannosaurid indet? When I asked for photos of the base of the tooth the seller mentioned that he had read @Troodon's post about T-Rex VS Nano teeth too . The base does seem more rounded versus rectangular. Information: Size: 1.1 inches long Formation: Hell Creek Location: Garfield County, Montana (Private Land)
  18. Updated 3/25/17 Although a lot of this has already been posted on a number of topics, I thought consolidation it might prove useful with some additional information. If you're planning to purchase theropod teeth from Morocco's Kem Kem Beds or already have some in your collection check this out. Moroccan theropods are poorly understood and not a lot has been published. Very few articulated skeletons have been found and most are partial and without a skull. There is also lots of mis-information, mostly unintentional, from some dealers but especially online auction sites. Unfortunately these are the most misidentified commercially sold dinosaur fossil around. Please post your interest here on the forum before you buy. Background: The Kem Kem Beds also known as the ‘‘Continental Intercalaire’’ or "Continental Red Beds" is composed of three formations: Akrabou, Aoufous and Ifezouane Formation. The latter two are the dinosaur producing sediments with the Ifezouane being the principal one. They are Cenomanian in age. The attached drawing gives a representation how they lay. The distribution of the different groups of fossils in the Ifezouane Formation can been see in the pie chart below. Dinosaurs make up a small percentage of what is collected. So first lets identify what is known to the best of my knowledge. Theropods that have been described across North Africa (focus on large bodied theropods) Theropods that have been described in Kem Kem: (family) Spinosaurus aegyptiacus * (Spinosaurid) *Some paleontologist believe this species is unique to Egypt and Kem Kem material should be identified as Spinosauid indet. Lots of questions exist over Ibrahim (2014) diagnosis which validated this species. Carcharodontosaurus saharicus (Carcharodontosaurid) Deltadromeus agilis (Neovenatorid) Sigilmassasaurus brevicollis (Spinosaurid) Sauroniops pachytholus (Carcharodontosaurid) Theropods that have not been described from the Kem Kem but isolated teeth exist and have been reflected in scientific papers: Dromaeosaurid sp.? Hendrickx suggested these are actually Noasaurid indet. Abelisaurid indet. Theropod teeth that are sold commercially but no scientific evidence yet to link them to the Kem Kem: Abelisaurus sp. (Not described from North Africa) Rugops sp. (Only described from Niger) Bahariasaurus sp. (Only described from Egypt) Elaphrosaurus sp. (From Jurassic of Tanzania) So what is being sold and what are the issues? Spinosaurid teeth are well understood by both collector and dealers, see photo. Issues are typically associated with restoration and compositing a larger tooth from multiple teeth. Teeth with matrix attached to them are suspect for restoration so be careful. At least two species of Spinosaurids exits and it's currently impossible to determine if they are Spinosaurus or Sigilmassasaurus or ?. Best identified as: Spinosaurid indet. Carcharodontosaurid teeth, those that are compressed and blade like, first photo. Wrinkles by the distal carina are diagnostic to this species. Mesial teeth are fat, slender and look very different (D shaped) (next three photos). Two species currently are described and it's impossible to differentiate between the two. Best identified as : Carcharodontosaurid indet. Theropod indet. There are also intermediate size teeth (1 1/2") that are being sold as Deltadromeus or another theropod. I believe these could be Deltadromeus teeth but until we see scientific evidence this morphology of tooth should be identified as Theropod indet. No skull was found with the holotype or in any other discoveries so we do not know what look like. Carcharodontosaurid serrations Theropod indet. Dromaeosaurus teeth... most all being sold are not, so here is what to look for. Teeth are typically small around 1/2" (1.2cm), recurved and there is a distinct difference in the serrations on both edges. These teeth are suggested by Hendrickx to be from a Noasaurid dinosaur. We currently do not have scientific evidence of a dromaeosaurid in this fauna. Although you see many sellers using the word Raptor next to what they are offering it's unknown if there is a true raptor in the Kem Kem. Abelisaurus teeth... This species does not exist in the Kem Kem but the teeth being sold as that are actually Abelisaurid indet. With new discoveries we can put a real species name to these teeth. These are easily identifiable. The teeth are very compressed, the cross-section is oval at the base, the mesial side is strongly curved and the distal side is almost straight to the base of the tooth, see red lines in the photo. These teeth are typically around an inch long but I've seen them up to 2 inches. These teeth could belong to Rugops since it's an Abelisaurid but we have no scientific information to support that claim. Premaxillary Bottom Line: There are NO theropod teeth in the Kem Kem Beds that you can currently assign to a Genus to, no less a Species.
  19. Theropod sp.

    From the album Dinosaur teeth

    Theropod sp. (largest fragment in Tyrannosaur) Cretaceous (Campanian-Maastrichtian) Aguja Formation Brewster County, Texas
  20. Theropod indet. (Neovenator?)

    From the album Dinosaur teeth

    Theropod indet. (Neovenator?) Cretaceous (Barremian) Wessex Formation Brook Bay, Isle of Wight, England
  21. French Theropod

    From the album Dinosaur teeth

    Theropod indet. Cretaceous (Berriasaian) Chamblanc Quarry Cherves Richemont, Cherves-de-Cognac, Department Charante, France
  22. Are there any theropod dinosaur fossils that can be found in Ontario, Canda that is in a public collecting site that is Legal? examples of theropod dinosaurs: tyrannosaurids, dromaeosaurids, etc.
  23. Moroccan Theropod Vertebra

    I'm calling in the Theropod experts for this one! I'm looking for an ID for this vertebrae, or whether the seller's ID is correct, or wishful thinking. The ID/Location information is below and is exactly as it is shown online by the seller. Since there's SoOoOo much conclusive research on Moroccan Theropods this one should be a breeze . Can this vert truly be labeled as anything more than Theropod indet? Currently the seller is labeling this vert as belonging to Rugops Primus. For size reference this vert is 4cm long. I don't own this fossil so I am currently limited to the couple of side view shots provided by the seller. Information: Cretaceous Theropod (Raptor) Tail (Caudal) Vertebra - Rugops primus Tegana Formation, Aptian Kem Kem Basin, Morocco, North Africa Creataceous - 100 Million Years Old
  24. Tyrannosaurus sp?

    Tyrannosaurus sp? from West Texas. No restoration or repair. 1 1/2".
  25. Two Lance Formation Claws

    Hello Everyone, These two items were both collected by me last summer in Eastern Wyoming, Lance Formation (Upper Cretaceous). They come from a productive sandy microsite which also produced material from triceratops, hadrosaur, dromeosaur, fish, amphibian, crocodile, and if I remember correctly, mammal. I found the two claws below, and was looking for opinions on what they might belong to. I searched for a while trying to find the rest of the larger partial claw, but no luck. It may be tough to make out the grooves on that larger partial specimen due to weathering and lighting, but they are there. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
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