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Real or Fake Pteranodon Preserved In Amber?

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Mioplosus_Lover24

Awhile ago there was the craze about having an alleged partial dinosaur tail preserved in amber, then there was the ammonite and crinoids preserved in amber, but recently I have been seeing reports about a complete pteranodon that was found preserved in amber and that was set to be auctioned off. Over the past few months I have not seen any more reports about it and was wondering if anyone knew if it was a hoax (I imagine it was), or if someone out there really does now own this one-of-a-kind specimen?

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Praefectus

Pteranodons were big. Too big to get stuck in amber. I'm guessing the pteranodon in amber was a hoax. I do remember seeing news articles about the partial dinosaur tail preserved in amber. That one was real. 

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RuMert

There was a juvenile bird preserved in Burmese amber. So bird+tail = pteranodon

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Bguild

I haven't seen the story, but IMO there's no way a Pteranodon could get stuck in amber seeing as large bugs could get themselves out most of the time. 

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connorp

Here are the only two photos I could find.

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Fossildude19

Someone joined the Forum 2 years ago, trying to peddle this pterosaur in amber nonsense. 

We don't traffic in magical thinking here. There was a whole LOT of pareidolia going on there.  :eyeroll:

 

 

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Randyw

It’s about the size of a small marble. It says in the article it could be either pterosaur or long toothed bird but I’m having trouble believing it.....

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Fossildude19
9 minutes ago, Randyw said:

It’s about the size of a small marble. It says in the article it could be either pterosaur or long toothed bird but I’m having trouble believing it.....

As anyone with knowledge of fossils would.  ;) 

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
2 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

As anyone with knowledge of fossils would.

For that price I'd expect a trove of images, I find it convenient that there are only a handful. But honestly .. if you squint juuust right.

 

Wait .. there it is.

 

<_<

 

ISeeChicken.thumb.jpg.cadecd527326883c6cebca659144c031.jpg

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caldigger

One on righr looks like a Mr. Bill chicken. :P

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daves64

Looks sort of like a Skeksis from Dark Crystal.. 

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Oxytropidoceras

What I want is a trilobite preserved in amber. :-) :-) 

 

Go see Figure 11 in:

 

Eriksson, M. and Poinar Jr, G.O., 2015. Fake it till you make it:

The uncanny art of forging amber. Geology Today, 31(1), pp.21-27.

http://ambre.jaune.free.fr/Fakes_in_amber.pdf

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273287099_Fake_it_till_you_make_it-the_uncanny_art_of_forging_amber

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/George_Poinar

 

Yours,

 

Paul H.

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Fossildude19

bird-head-in-amber1.jpg   head-in-amber.jpg

 

From the website linked in RuMert's post.

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Randyw

Looks like someone pulled a chicken head out of the old trash....:heartylaugh:

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Abstraktum
11 hours ago, Brett Breakin' Rocks said:

 

ISeeChicken.thumb.jpg.cadecd527326883c6cebca659144c031.jpg

 

That face on the right was literally me reading just the title.

 

After seeing the actual amber... Well, my disappointment is immeasurable. :wacko:

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RuMert

Amber is the key to success. What if a T-Rex was preserved in amber - all questions of plumage, lips, coloration and small hands would be resolved:D

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Troodon
8 minutes ago, RuMert said:

What if a T-Rex was preserved in amber

Here you go all yours questions answered

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RuMert

Isn't it a Tarbosaurus? T-Rex's turn is yet to come:D

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