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What is your "wish list"?

My wish list, i think is this:

1) Morrison fm Sauropod tooth

2) Acrocanthosaurus (I know that is very, very rare and i will never get one)

3) Troodon tooth

4) Suchomimus

5) Ceratosaur tooth

6) Morrison theropod

7) Dimetrodon tooth

8) Tyrannosaurid tooth

9) Acheroraptor

10) Pliosaur tooth

I write only about dinosaurs, reptiles and synapsid because if i will add more clade, is very hard to make the list.

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That's a great wish list, like you there's no fossil I don't want but I'll keep it short and limit it to trilobites

1. Waliserops

2. Isotelus rex (very rare)

3. Heliopeltis

4. Scotoharpes (Much closer to my price range)

5. Ceraurus

6. Lanceaspis

7. Ceratarges

And a lot more but those are some of the top ones. Great thread idea by the way

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I'm an uncomplicated chap. 

Any brachiopod I haven't got. 

And the trilobite Ogygiocarella angustissima from Wales. 

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7 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

I'm an uncomplicated chap. 

Any brachiopod I haven't got. 

And the trilobite Ogygiocarella angustissima from Wales. 

Are there any brachiopods you don't have?

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1 hour ago, Top Trilo said:

Are there any brachiopods you don't have?

Far too many.Crying.gif.f57183f5eabf23f97ea2c5c17e318b79.gif

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will stevenson

My wish list is to 

1. compile a complete vertebrate fauna list from every readily accessible London clay clay site in the uk (burnham on crouch and isle of sheppey)

2. Get one tooth of every selachian species I can get (with a focus on cretaceous onwards)

3.obtain a piece of shark jaw

4. Get a perfect notinatodon from herne bay

 

its ambitious but I’ve got time;) 

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1. A crab. Any crab will do as long as it’s, you know, a fossil

2. Complete the rocks, minerals, and fossils collection for the local middle school science teacher and get the fu ding for a young paleo club from the same middle school. Ideally, we’d like a real expert since the science teacher is depending on a few local collectors to meet with the club members, take the members on field trips, and foster those young minds to do great things.  

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Any of the following is totally possible (no marine pterosaurs) but extremely rare. I'd like to find them personally, w/o buying or trading, in central Russia. Maybe this list helps me realize it? :)

1. Any dakosaurus material (only 4 specimens described so far)

2. Ichthyosaur rostrum 

3. Pliosaur tooth

4. Upper Jurassic nautilus (not sure if they do exist in our region, they are present in Callovian, then completely disappear until the Cretaceous)

5. Jurassic fish skeleton/imprint (very rare)

6. More or less complete belemnite "skeleton" with rostrum and a big phragmocone (bigger than the former). I've already found something like this, but couldn't save it due to conditions

7. Callovian heteromorph ammonite

 

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My list could be 100s long. I want any dino age I haven't got. I'll stick to a top ten.

 

1 - Baryonyx tooth - I saw a juvenile a while ago, but decided to hold out for a nice adult one.

 

2 - Dilophosaurus tooth- Doubt I'll ever get this

 

3 - Any UK tooth

 

4 - A good dino egg

 

5 - A psittacosaurus - probably my best choice of getting an actual full or almost full skeleton 

 

6 - A Morrison Sauropod tooth - Any will do.

 

7 - An Afrovenator tooth

 

8 - A big spinosaurus claw

 

9 - A stegosaurus tooth

 

10 - A ceratosaurus tooth

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My list is easy.....

 

Any trilobite i don't have. Which shouldn't be too hard as I only have a dozen(ish) Prefer to self collect but I know I can't get to many locales so trade / buy is option. Though with limited play money even that isn't easy.

 

Though I wouldn't complain about a complete t-rex skull or meg jaw ;)

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fossilsonwheels

Cool thread. It’s interesting to see what TFF members have on their lists. Some on my list are impossible and some are just a matter of time. 

 

1. Hexanchiformes- Jurassic Cow Shark, Chlamydoselachus

2. Squaliformes- Etmopteridae, Squaliolus, Dalatias, Oxynotus, Centroscymnus

3. more Permian shark teeth

4. more Devonian shark teeth specifically an Antarcticlamna or Cladoselache 

5. Heterodontus- Chile and Australia 

6. Ctenacanthus fin spine 

7. Otodus teeth- North American Otodus, Ric from KZ, Meg from STH, LC, BV

8. more Pristiophorus material 

9. Giant Thresher teeth

10. GW- Yorktown, Australia, 2” California 

11. Squatina- LC, CA other than STH, Germany, 

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Great thread and enjoyed reading others posts. My wish list would be

 

1. T-Rex tooth and claw

2. Spinosaurus tooth and claw

3. Lower symphyseal cow shark tooth

4. Parotodus Benedini teeth

5. Pristine set of the Megalodon evolution line

6. Mosasaurus jaw

 

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FranzBernhard

Really good thread, but I seem to be different:

Rediscovering old fossil sites and discovering new fossil sites in Styria and - maybe in the future - in adjacent Lower and Upper Austria. Only with the help of maps and literature. Its always marine fauna or plant fossils. I prefer to discover sites, that I can share with the public (typical fauna and flora, easy accessible). I don´t collect rarities intentionally, just abundant and typical things.

Don´t know where to go next, sooo many possibilities...

Happy hunting to all, in this way or that way.

Franz Bernhard

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3 hours ago, FranzBernhard said:

but I seem to be different:

Franz,

you are not alone, even if some fossils make me dream, I do not seek to acquire them by purchase to 'fill a list', and I prefer to search on sites near my home or to have small exchanges with other amateurs while being aware that I will not have a collection with museum pieces ...

And by saving small samples that were of no interest to anyone, on a site 20 km from my home, I allowed a researcher to describe a new species (publication in preparation)

that's enough for my happiness. :Smiling:

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52 minutes ago, marguy said:

And by saving small samples that were of no interest to anyone, on a site 20 km from my home, I allowed a researcher to describe a new species (publication in preparation)

that's enough for my happiness.

:dinothumb::dinothumb::dinothumb:

Franz Bernhard

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So, OK I'll chime in too.  My list is also a bit different.  For me, the wish list is not so much for specific fossils but more "experience-focused" in nature.  I wish for:

 

1. the time and health to hunt again for a number more years,

 

2. the friends to enjoy the hunt with,

 

3. new places with new finds to hunt in, and

 

4. new adrenaline thrills in finding new things. 

 

So, no specific fossils in mind, just more experiences of the hunt with friends sharing the wonders of nature, both fossilized and immediate.  

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8 minuti fa, il nonno ha detto:

Quindi, ok, intervengo anche io. Anche la mia lista è leggermente diversa. Per me, la lista dei desideri non è tanto per fossili specifici, ma più "focalizzata sull'esperienza" in natura. Desidero:

 

1. il tempo e la salute per cacciare ancora per molti anni,

 

2. gli amici con cui godersi la caccia,

 

3. nuovi posti con nuove scoperte in cui cacciare, e

 

4. nuove emozioni adrenaliniche nel trovare cose nuove. 

 

Quindi, nessun fossile specifico in mente, solo più esperienze di caccia con gli amici che condividono le meraviglie della natura, sia fossilizzata che immediata. 

wise words

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Certainly excellent words @grandpa! This made me think a bit about my priorities. I haven't had the opportunity to hunt much, and it seems as though many sites are closing down or becoming stricter with their limitations. 

 

Number 1 on my wish list is to get the chance to hunt as many different locales as I can, especially a lot of the greats, Penn Dixie, Green River etc. 

 

2. I hope to be able to meet some of you fine, like-minded folks along the way!

 

I do have other goals more related to the fossils themselves but I think those 2 are the most important.

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I appreciate @grandpa's words, for the hunters among us, much of our enjoyment comes from the experience. Whether that's trekking through rugged badlands, kayaking down rivers or splitting through shale, spending time in nature can certainly evoke feelings of joy. Hunting with friends and family also adds to these experiences as you form memories that can last a lifetime. 

Ahead of my various fossil hunts over the past few years, I've told myself not to focus too intently on the material I find and more so on enjoying my time in the field. That way I don't come out of the experience disappointed or unfulfilled. With all of this being said, I do have an exceedingly long list of fossils I want to find myself, along with formations and localities I want to visit. I'll limit myself to 10 fossils for this wish list, this is in no particular order and comes off the top of my head.

1. Entelodont tooth or jaw.

2. Any east coast theropod teeth. 

3. Deinosuchus tooth.

4. Complete titanothere tooth.

5. A complete ceratopsid, ankylosaur or hadrosaur ungual.

6. A mostly complete ceratopsid horn.

7. A complete theropod claw.

8. A complete bird egg from the white river.

9. Squalodon tooth.

10. Theropod tracks from the east coast.

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1. If in the future when I get any spare cash I would buy a little Green River fish prepared by the guru himself Kris @Ptychodus04 .

 

2.I never been fossils hunting  on the Isle of Wight U.K. so that would be fun.
 

3.Finally a stegosaurus tooth would be great thing to treasure. 

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This maybe farfetched but one of my dream "fossils" would be a dodo bird fossil. I already have my second favorite extinct mammal fossil so I'm happy :P . Other than that I'd like .

 

1. Woolly rhino material

2.Bison antiquus

3. A ground sloth skull

4. A Mastodon tooth .

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My wish list:

1) Even though I'm still young, I hope to have many years of fruitful fossil hunts

2) Discover a new species or undescribed species

3) Contribute to paleontology with new knowledge by donating specimens to paleontologists

4) Antique fossil books - the older the better (1800s or earlier)

 

My wish list for my fossil collection:
1) Extremely well preserved trilobites with appendages

2) Megalodon shark tooth that is 6+ inches/15.25+ cm long

3) Any complete or mostly complete fossil skull of any species, Dunkleosteus skull a huge plus!

4) Any fossils of good quality, really. I don't discriminate against any fossil species!

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Cool thread. 
 

for me I would love to own the following dinosaur teeth. The last two are pipe dreams unfortunately. 
 

megalosaurus 

eotyrannus 

ceratosaurus 

apatosaurus 

brachiosaurus 

acrocanthosaurus 

dilophosaurus 

 

plus more high end Isle of Wight teeth from species I already own. 

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On 11/12/2020 at 3:41 PM, Bobby Rico said:

1. If in the future when I get any spare cash I would buy a little Green River fish prepared by the guru himself Kris @Ptychodus04 .

 

2.I never been fossils hunting  on the Isle of Wight U.K. so that would be fun.
 

3.Finally a stegosaurus tooth would be great thing to treasure. 

My list is really close to yours Bobby, with the exception of getting a fish from Kris. Every year, that guy drops off a truckload of them in my prep lab and expects me to prep them for him. :duh2:
 

I would love to collect in the UK, along with so many other places and I would love to collect any little bit of Stegosaurus as they are the absolute coolest dinosaur out there. I had the opportunity to buy a Stego vert a few years ago and passed on it. I need the story and experience of finding, trading, or being gifted a fossil for it to have a special place in my collection.

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Hi

 

A fossil crocodile from Whitby. I cant find one or even part of one.

 

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