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Aloha,

here is the best of my collection.

Since I moved together with my girlfriend, only the small and nice samples are on display, one showcase out of three. Looking forward to the day when we will have some more space.

So it is a crowded mix of fossils, minerals, recent beachfinds and mosty selfmade or altered skeleton models.

Sadly, only a small percentage of my fossils is selffound, although nearly all of the beach stuff is.

There is the "poultry showcase", dedicated to Birds and pterosaurs (Parrot skull is a replica of course, as is the Pterosaur plate regrettably)

The big showcase is a composite image because I could not get all into one foto.

The whales you may know from the Palaeorecreation thread.

Best Regards,

J

 

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Some really super models.

And a lot of Terry Pratchett too! :)

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Nice display! I think the models really enhance it. :dinothumb:

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You just need to tell your girl to move some of her stuff out to make more room for yours! ;)

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Nice collection!! Looks like the weight of those fossils are testing the shelves. Hopefully it is an optical illusion!!

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You can have an enjoyable fossil hunt right in your own room. Your shelves are packed as tightly as mine, but your wonderful models make yours much more attractive. 

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Thanks to all of you!

Yes, like the finest of the collection, Pratchett hat to move in with us.

I will tell my fiancee that Caldigger said I need even more space, I expect she will understand (as she already does).

Although the image is a slightly distorted photoshop-composite of the different shelves, they do indeed sag a  little bit.

The really enyoyable fossilhunt will take place on the glorious day when I can unpack all the crates from the basement into a new home, that is indeed something I am looking forward to.

Cheers,

J

 

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Hello together,

I received a package containing a nice Ptychodus polygyrus Tooth today.

Took this as a reason to show you my "nutcracker" collection.

 

Bottom left: Desmostylus hesperus, Oligocene, California?

Top left: I think it is also Desmostylus hesperus, juvenile or pathological tooth?

Top right: Placodus gigas, Triassic Schaumkalk/Muschelkalk of Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

Middle right: Igdamanosaurus, formerly known as Globidens, Cretacious north Africa

Bottom  midle right: Ptychodus polygyrus, Cretacious, Kent, UK

Bottom right: Ptychodus whipplei, Cretacious Texas, US

 

Best regards,

J

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Your collection with your dinosaur sculptures/models looks striking .i love a  fossil collection that is really full just  like a warehouse with no space to spare. Fantastic displays thanks Bobby 

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On 20.2.2020 at 3:09 PM, Bobby Rico said:

Your collection with your dinosaur sculptures/models looks striking .i love a  fossil collection that is really full just  like a warehouse with no space to spare. Fantastic displays thanks Bobby 

 

Thanks Bobby! I also like it like that.

I often think I should bring it into some kind of order, then I realize that I would need a 5-dimensional showcase to do so (geological age, geographical origin, cladistic group, shape, colour, ecological niche, habitat...) dang, thats 7 dimensions.

So I keep it as a growing thing.

Here is another sub-collection: some trilobites that have caught my attention recently:

 

Top left: Relichia (mansuyi I´ve been told) arrived from china today. My first Redlichid.

 

Below: Asaphus kowalewskii, from St. Petersburg my best real trilobit and econd Asaphid after a cute little Nileus armadillo a friend found in Sweden.

 

Left of that what I believe to be Phacops Sp.

 

Top right: Hollardops sp,

 

Below that is one of my Palaeorecreation projects, Walliserops (trifurcatus?), a 3d-print I am trying to paint in a realistic manner at the moment.

 

Middle bottom: Elrathia kingi and a fragmentary Itagnostus interstrictus, two orders in one piece. I like that.

 

Cheers,

J

 

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Taking fotos of teeth 2 :

Reptiles

 

1) Maroccosuchus zennaroi

Location:Oued Zem, Morocco

Age:Eocene, Ypresian stage,

2) Crocodylia???

3) Small Mosasaur with interesting structure I found (for sale) among more "standard" ones

4) Slender Mosasaur I found (for sale)among more "standard" ones

5) What I call "Mosasaur standard" - perhaps someone can enlighten me?

6) Nanotyrannus

7) Rebaccisaurus

8) Abelisauridae indet

9)Carcharodontoaurus

LOCATION: Taouz, Errachidia province, Morocco

AGE: Upper Cretaceous, Cenomanian stage,

10) Zafarasaura oceanis

AGE: Upper Cretaceous, Maastrichtian stage, (~66 Million Years)

LOCATION: Oued Zem, Morocco

11) Steneosaurus, Lias Epsylon Buttenheim

12) Halisaurus premaxilla, Marocco

13) forgot the Spino

 

Best Regards

J

 

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Taking fotos of teeth 3:

Mammals, some interesting examples of placental/marsupial convergence

 

1) Pleistocene "giant beaver", Florida?

2)Pleistocene wombat, Australia

3) two pleistocene Kangaroos

4) pleistocene camelid? Florida

5) juvenile Mastodont molar? USA

6) very juvenile tusk,  Miocene, China, Chilotherium???

7) very weathered tusk of Diprotodon

8)Hyaena carnassial, Miocene China

9) Thylacoleo carnassial, Pleistocene Australia

10) two fragmentary molars of Diprotodon

11) Rhinoceros molar, Miocene, Bosnia

12) Fragmentary carnassials from pleistocene Florida, Bobcat and Jaguar

13) One of two selffound fossil teeth, Deer? Rhein-river gravel.

14/15)Mystery tooth fragments from german lignite mine, I think maybe juvenile Proboscideans??

 

Best Regards

J

 

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