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This guy just popped up on an auction site. It looks very real, and very cool. It's an articulated Sinovenator from the Yixian formation. I just thought I would share it here because it looks great, but can the dino experts spot any restoration?
Hello all I received this insect in a trade with another forum member a couple of months ago. All other insects I could ID, but I can't find this one. It is from the Yixian Fm. of Liaoning, China. This formation is early Cretaceous. I finally got a new camera. The pictures are not perfect but I hope they do the job. Insect is a little over 1 cm. Greetings
I'm very confused by the Yixian formation, it seems that I can never get a straight answer as to the age of the formation. 99.99999% of sellers who sell Yixian formation fossils claim the age is early Cretaceous, but some published papers say other wise. Example: recently I purchased a Protosephurus liui which is from the Yixian. The seller claimed the age of the fish is early Cretaceous. However, a paper I read about Protosephurus liui pointed toward the fish being late Jurassic. Maybe the Yixian just crosses over both the late Jurassic and early Cretaceous....and both time periods are applicable?
I was browsing through our favorite auction site when I found this for sale. Seller provided no other information about the fossil. The seller is from the US and has a good feedback percentage. Is it real, I have heard stories of psittacosaurus fossils just being sculpted bone mash...