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  1. Hi all, I just purchased a large Triceratops nasal horn. I'm unfamiliar with Trikes fossils though. I believe it's real(which is why I bought it), but it's a pretty expensive buy, so I'd like your opinions on this piece. It comes from Glendive, Montana.
  2. I purchased it from eBay. It's from the Lance Formation of Eastern, WY. The exterior surface of the bone is pitted and has grooves just like a Triceratops brow horn. However, all of the Triceratops horns I have seen are conical, meaning they are round in cross section which this fossil is not. The cross section looks more triangular or diamond-like. This fossil has no compression or cracks in it which leads me to believe that the true cross section is more triangular or diamond-like than round in shape. The only other horns/spikes that would have surface bone texture like this and have that shape would be a large Ankylosaur side/shoulder spike. The fossil is partial so I cannot make a 100% definite ID either way so it is possibly a strangely shaped Triceratops brow horn section or a partial Ankylosaur side spike.
  3. Indianapolis Children's Museum

    Hello, I was stopping through Indianapolis and gave their children's museum a try. It was surprisingly enjoyable! The museum covered topics from agriculture to racing to dinosaurs! These photos are from the dinosaur section. I followed the signs to the Dinosphere. I walked through the entrance and down the ramp. At the end of the ramp was a Sarcosuchus cast (no picture sorry). Following the path I emerged into a huge planetarium like structure filled with dinosaurs.
  4. Dinosaur Teeth

    Hey guys, I'm new to the forum and wanted to share a few Dinosaur teeth I have and see what you guys think of them. Thanks for looking!
  5. Rare dino tooth found in Mississippi!

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/wonder/rare-dinosaur-tooth-discovery-sheds-light-on-history-of-north-america/vi-BBBsJL7?ocid=edgsp Check out his cool video! Basically a Ceratopsian tooth discovered in Mississippi. From the Owl Creek Formation of sediments roughly 68-66 myo The gentleman that found it stated that ceratopsid fossils have never been found in the eastern US before!!
  6. My first cast and paint EVER!

    Last Saturday I decided to try something new. I had made a couple of plaster casts in the past, but NEVER painted any before. I don't like painting the walls in my house so never though I would enjoy painting a replica but by golly it was a BLAST! To start with the casting I made 5 teeth, and 3 broke, but 2 came out somewhat decent. I decided to paint my 3 broken ones first just to try it. The fourth tooth in the pictures is a REAL fossil rom Hell Creek, not a cast! I did not have it with me while I was painting so I was just trying to go off of memory. I used a matte sealer for the root, and a high gloss sealer for the crown. They both have a shine to them though! Tell me what you guys and gals think! I promise I won't be offended, in fact if you can offend me you have done something no one has done before! Hmm which one is real? Nope not this one. It could use a little more blending at the crown and root I think. The mold I used seems a bit fabricated from the real deal, but it looks nice! I think the white I added on the tips bothers me the most, but I was trying to give it that shine. Lets see what the real deal looks like. Not the greatest trike tooth out there, but its nice! No idea what is going on with this side of it. A little enamel peel, but it is to be expected. I thought I remembered the crown being darker? Eh, its still a cool piece!
  7. Triceratops vertebra

    From the album Nigel's album

    Location of find USA
  8. Triceratops frill

    From the album Nigel's album

    Supposed to have predation marks on the rear of the frill?
  9. I got a Triceratops tooth!

    Hi everyone! Just wanted to share with you all this great Triceratops tooth I recently acquired at a very low price! This is the first dinosaur tooth in my collection, and though it's small, I really like it!
  10. dinosaur wedding....

    Hi folks... It has been a long summer, but it is finally starting to snow here. Thought I would share a few adventures from this past summer. This first post is about a wedding. On the 4th of July, my honey and I got married. We had thought of just going to the judge and get it done, but I showed her a cool spot for a wedding, and she agreed. We got married on a not-yet-excavated dinosaur in the late Cretaceous of eastern Wyoming. Here is the site. It is on a buffalo ranch. That is the herd in the distance. We went out on the spring with some friends who actually like to plan weddings (I don't get it), and this big guy prevented us from going to the site. We had to wait. Of course this led to the question of what if the herd is right here on wedding day? I guess you gotta have something to worry about in a wedding. And here are Pickles and Snickers, two dogs named after food. They are standing on the bones we were to get married on. This is on that same spring recon outing with the wedding planners. The bones are orange-ish. They are encased in a white rock. Between the photographer's feet and the dogs is the sacrum of the animal. I am tentatively IDing this as a ceratopsian. Between the dogs and under Pickles (the black dog) is what I think is the pubis or ischium. And lots of pieces of bone all over the place. The next photo shows the same pile of bones in the foreground. In the background is Becky (future wife in this photo) pointing to another bone coming out of the continuation of the same white rock. I suspect there is quite a bit of this guy in the ground. Fast Forward to the fourth of July. We managed to drag 100 plus people out to this site, an hour plus north of Lusk, Wyoming; 20 plus miles down a dirt road. Our friends the wedding planners did a great job setting up things like the arbor (chuppah in Hebrew) and the shelter for the sun sensitive, like my 80 year old parents. Note the school bus and porta potty on the horizon. The weather was actually quite perfect. We did the ceremony in the morning to avoid the possibility of 100 plus degrees in July. This is incredibly green for this time of year. We had a wet spring and summer. And here is my lovely bride in among the hoodoos. And now for the official ceremony. And there was much rejoicing. But you guys are here for fossils. so on to chapter two.
  11. Triceratops toe bone?

    Hi everyone! I found this in Montana this summer, and I'm pretty sure it's a triceratops digit. If so, is there a way to tell which it is? Just bored and curious. Also, which side would the vale core have attached to? The bumpy, textured side? It was pretty shattered when I found it, so I pieced it together. The white stuff is pales putty I just haven't painted yet. Thank you! -Lauren
  12. Did i find a dinosaur bone?

    I was raking leaves in the backyard, and in the water of a tiny stream in the wooded/swamp area i found what appears to be a large, petrified bone of some kind. Who can tell me what it is? Its hard and brittle like rock and ive found native american artifacts in the same area. Found in Channahon, Illinois.
  13. Reading technical papers (pdf) is like going to the dentist you would rather not do it but you may get something out of it and I'll try one every once and a while. Here is an interesting one that discusses the two Triceratops described in the Hell Creek Formation Triceratops horridus and Triceratops prorsus. The main authors of this paper are pretty well recognized Ceratopsian experts. The two species are basically identical and the only known differences are variations in cranial features like the length of the postorbital and nasal horns. This paper suggest that the long held hypothesis that the differences are just sexual or ontogenetic variations is not valid and is primarily an evolutionary transformation. In the attached figure they placed all known skulls stratigraphically across the entire Hell Creek Formation and found that T. horridus "features" were found only in the lower Hell Creek (L3) while the upper Hell Creek (U3)contained "features" of T. prorsus. The middle Hell Creek (M3) was a transitional zone. This transformation occurred in a relatively short period of time 1-2 million years and it's difficult to argue against sound evidence. The paper again supports the need to have good information on where your specimen comes from. To get a proper species identification it may not only be necessary to know the formation but specific locality. Paper pnas.201313334.pdf FYI ...R. Boessenecker (aka Boesse) was acknowledged in this paper Next we need to settle the debate around Triceratops and Torosaurus .
  14. Triceratops tooth

    Rooted worn tooth of a triceratops.
  15. Triceratops horridus humerus bone

    From the album expansa1's Album

    Triceratops horridus humerus bone Length 25 inches 68-66 Million Years Ago Cretaceous Hell Creek Formation Montana North America

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  16. Triceratops horridus

    From the album expansa1's Album

    Triceratops horridus humerus bone 68-66 MYA. Late Cretaceous 25 inch (63.5cm)

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  17. Young Triceratops

    Hello all, I am new to the forum, and I'd like to show you a work in progress of our young triceratops sculpture. The final product will be a resin wall mount. I hope you'll enjoy it !
  18. I've always wanted to buy a piece of dinosaur skin. I often see hadrosaur skin or Edmontosaurus skin from USA online. These pieces often come in sizes of less than 2" for about 100 USD, and larger pieces 5" plus can go for 1000 USD. I find the price prohibitive. Instead, I am looking to buy a nice solid piece of triceratops frill. I saw some pictures, and was surprised to see the veins and bumps and patterns on them. Are triceratops frill fossils considered dinosaur skin as well?
  19. Triceratops Collection

    From the album Dinosaur Fossils collection

    Triceratops horridus fossils - Brow Horn, Frill and Teeth growth series
  20. Triceratops teeth growth series

    From the album Dinosaur Fossils collection

    Triceratops rooted teeth growth series Genus: Triceratops horridus Geological Age: Cretaceous Locality: Hell Creek, Montana, USA
  21. Triceratops (Large) 01

    From the album Dinosaur Fossils collection

    Triceratops horridus tooth Locality: Hell Creek, Montana, USA Geological Age: Cretaceous
  22. I Think I Have A Broken Rib...

    So, I got a call from a collector about this "little" triceratops rib. Apparently, her cat decided it looked better on the floor than on its display stand! Boy was it in bad shape... On top of it all, the bone was very unstable and just touching it caused pieces to crumble off. So, I gave it the full treatment... 1. Paleo Bond stabilizer on the breaks as an adhesive. 2. A healthy dose of thinned PVA to soak in and stabilize the bone. 3. Magic Sculpt epoxy clay to fill the new cracks 4. A bit of custom acrylic paint to disguise the needed restoration
  23. Triceratops Tooth E (Single Root) 05

    From the album Dinosaur Fossils collection

    Triceratops horridus tooth Locality: Hell Creek, Montana, USA Geological Age: Cretaceous
  24. Triceratops Tooth F (Single Root) 03

    From the album Dinosaur Fossils collection

    Triceratops horridus tooth Locality: Hell Creek, Montana, USA Geological Age: Cretaceous
  25. Triceratops Teeth Growth Series

    From the album Dinosaur Fossils collection

    Triceratops Teeth Growth Series from Hell Creek Montana Triceratops horridus tooth Locality: Hell Creek, Montana, USA Geological Age: Cretaceous