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Plenty of rare fossils that I would enjoy having in my collection!

Some of these material from prehistoric animals that I would like to obtain include:

 

-Smilodon 

-Pliosaur (notably UK material) 

-Titanis (Terror Bird)

-Titanoboa 

-Dunkleosteus (Giant armored fish) 

-Ceratosaurus

-Stegosaurus 

-Siamotyrannus 

-Alioramus 

-Therizinosaurus

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PetrosTrilobite

Now my wish list (a realistic one) is this: 

 

A theropod foot, hope to find a bargain

Complete large sclerocephalus

Dicisonia or other endiacaran biota

Iguanodon tooth

Theropod tooth from Laos

Tyrannosaurus rex tooth

Large and high quality dino footprint

Large permian teeth

Neovenator tooth

Tarbosaurus tooth

Torvosaurus tooth

Anzu claw

Kryptos tooth

Eocarcharia tooth

Protoceratops tooth

 

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To find:

1. Decent megalodon tooth (whole and not too worn, size isn't really a factor yet)

2. Cow shark tooth 

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To find as well:
1) Smilodon
2) Titanis/Terror Bird
3) A complete Mammoth/Mastodon/Gomphothere molar
4) A 5"+ Meg
5) A cow shark tooth

6) A nurse shark tooth
7) a Paratodus benedini tooth

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On 11/14/2020 at 9:15 AM, paulyb135 said:

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. 


Since I compiled the above list back in 2020 I have been lucky to tick a few of those off the wish list:

 

Megalosaurus Bucklandii

Eotyrannus

Brachiosaurus 

Ceratosaurus 

 

I’d also like to add the below to the rest of the teeth I haven’t yet acquired:

 

A larger Torvosaurus tooth

A larger Camarasaurus tooth

A nice JRF tyrannosaur tooth

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MeargleSchmeargl

For me, any chance to go fossil hunting is amazing and every fossil is precious, but of the ones that would be at the top of my list to go and hunt for right now, some I have in mind:

 

>A large (5 inches or more) Megalodon tooth

>Asaphid trilobites, in particular Isotelus

>Any kind of vertebrate mandible, especially with teeth still in place

>Ammonites from the Jurassic Coast in the UK

>In-situ bivalves and brachiopods

>Echinoids of any kind

>Eurypterids

 

This is far from an exhaustive list for me, but those are some of the things that immediately came to mind. If I'm headed somewhere and I know that the geology of a particular area would be promising in terms of fossil hunting, I'll make room on the list for whatever might be there, lol.

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pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon

Hmm... I could've sworn that I once added my wishlist here. But it seems not. So here it is:

  1. 3D preserved ichthyosaur skull
  2. US (brachauchenine) pliosaur tooth
  3. Goulmima polycotylid skull
  4. Pliosaur jaw section with tooth/teeth
  5. Swedish plesiosaur tooth, preferably polycotylid or polycotylid and elasmosaur both
  6. UK mosasaur teeth
  7. Swedish mossasaur teeth
  8. Triassic ichthyosaur jaw with tribodont dentition
  9. Megalania tooth
  10. US Globidens mosasaur tooth (currently only got a fragment of one)
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MeargleSchmeargl

@grandpa Oh yeah, I feel very similar, too. The fossils just feel even more rewarding when you are the one that originally unearthed it, becoming the first pair of eyes in millions of years to see it.

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My fossil wish list includes things I'd like to find, but also items that I will undoubtably have to purchase, as I doubt I will ever find them.  Many show up on others' lists, I have noticed:

 

  • Smilodon canine
  • Eurypterid, complete or near complete
  • An identifiable piece of Dunkleosteus
  • Ceratosaur tooth (a favorite critter from when I was a child)
  • Eremotherium or Megatherium claw
  • Ankylosaur dermal scute
  • Pachycephalosaur 'spike'
  • Triceratops horn
  • Mammoth tusk
  • Diplocaulus skull (hey, if you're gonna dream...)

 

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On 1/25/2023 at 4:16 AM, Fin Lover said:

To find:

1. Decent megalodon tooth (whole and not too worn, size isn't really a factor yet)

2. Cow shark tooth 

Very attainable

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On 11/16/2020 at 3:26 PM, Troodon said:

.   My real "wish list" is to keep collecting in the badlands with friends and help other collectors for many more years..  

I saw this topic resurface and looked back to see what I said a couple of years ago...

 

Happy to report that my wishes have been met and would like to see it continue for many more years. 

 

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saw this thread for the first time some minutes ago.

wish-list, easy:

 

- cool vertebrate-fossils, if possible unprepped, fishes, turtles, lizards, pteros, mammals..., doesn´t matter. Devonian up to middle neogene

- burgess-material and unprepped chengjiang

- birds from green-river-fm

- solnhofen, unprepped cool ones

 

and, last but not least... lot of money to buy all :eyeroll:

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On 11/12/2020 at 2:31 PM, FranzBernhard said:

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...

Had to cite myself this time ;)!

 

LOL!! I nearly outperformed myself in 2021 in discovering new fossil sites! And found a good, new leaf site in 2022 which attracted a professional.

 

Nothing to change since Dec. 2020, just let keep it going!

Franz Bernhard

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On 11/23/2020 at 8:08 AM, Yoda said:

Hopefully I will continue to collect fossils for a good few years to come. 

So no rush to add these, but would like to have them one day................

 

1) Any fish that I don't already have. In particular really ancient fish, such as Placoderms etc. A few new fish but nothing ancient

 

2) Any plants that I don't already have. A good few 

 

3) Glossopteris from locations other than the usual Australian material A specimen from Zimbabwe 

 

4) Stromatolites that I don't already have. In particular Strelley Pool Stroms Managed to get hold of a Strelly Pool Strom last year 

 

5) Decent Meg tooth No 

 

6) Any Sauropod material No 

 

7) Any Pterosaur material No 

 

8) Any aquatic reptile (Mosasaur etc) material A few teeth of common species 

 

9) Tully Monster No 

 

10) Any Mammoth & other prehistoric elephant material No 

 

11) Spiny Trilobite No

 

12) Heteromorph Ammonite No

 

13) T Rex tooth No

 

14) Complete dino egg No

 

15) Dino footprint No 

 

16) Books Quite a few 

 

I think that's about it...for the mean time....:)

 

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Somewhat updated:

1. Any dakosaurus material - still on the list

2. Ichthyosaur rostrum - still 

3. Pliosaur tooth - done

4. Upper Jurassic nautilus - still

5. Jurassic fish skeleton/imprint  - partially done with a couple of jaws

6. Mostly complete belemnite "skeleton" - still

7. Callovian heteromorph ammonite - removed for concentration:)

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On 1/26/2023 at 12:23 AM, pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon said:

So here it is

I like how your list is full with jaws and skulls. They will be changed for complete skeletons in the next version I hope:D

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21 hours ago, RuMert said:

I like how your list is full with jaws and skulls. They will be changed for complete skeletons in the next version I hope:D

 

Well, a wishlist should be full of stretch goals, shouldn't it :heartylaugh:

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my wish list... to retire so I can have more time for personal fossil hunts and prepping and even cataloging.  My summer is already so full I will be doing most of my personal collecting during some of the rainier parts of the year, which in general means, don't go out there in the mud.  But I have a few new sites found last summer that I want to keep exploring... mostly Eocene stuff in southwestern Wyoming, and maybe put some time into some Lance Fm dinosaur bone collecting.

 

Meanwhile for anyone taking notes, we have had the first real winter here in Casper that I have seen in my 18 years here...the roads have been snowy in town since Jan 3rd, and we are getting anther foot today.  I mention this because I have often been out fossiling in January.... this year there is no way. 

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