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Predators Of The Cretaceous Seas Teeth Set

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-Andy-

First up, let me say that without the paleontologist Don Miller, I could not have completed this. He provided me with an Ichthyosaur tooth, and I had only showed him this completed set days ago. I am sorry to share that he has just passed away. Here is his obituary > http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delawareonline/obituary.aspx?n=donald-s-miller&pid=171846695



After watching Nat Geo's Sea Monsters where they declared the Cretaceous Seas to be the most dangerous of all times, as well as surfing the Oceans of Kansas website, I knew I had to create a collection of teeth for myself.



This box here took me well over 3 years to compile, and is a result of not just my own work, but the efforts of many of my friends as well. From left to right, top to bottom, the creatures insides include -



1) Mosasaur (Liodon anceps)


2) Pterosaur (Siroccopteryx moroccensis) - Gary Greaser


3) Shell-eating Mosasaur (Globidens phosphaticus)


4) Terrible Crocodile (Deinosuchus rugosus) (actually much closer to an Alligator) - George Williams


5) Crow Shark (Squalicorax pristodontus)


6) "False Mosasaur" (Pachyrhizodus caninus) - Kris (KansasFossilHunter)


7) Ginsu Shark (Cretoxyrhina mantelli) - Richard Benefield (Vertman)


8) "Sabertooth Herring" (Enchodus lybicus)


9) Marine "Crocodile" (Elosuchus cherifiensis) - Veomega


10) Pliosaur (Polyptychodon sp.) - Calvin Chu


11) Ichthyosaur (Platypterygius kiprijanovi) - Don Miller


12) Giant Vampire Squid (Tusoteuthis longa) (this is not a tooth, this is its squid pen) - Kris (KansasFossilHunter)


13) "Bulldog Fish" (Xiphactinus audax) - Richard Benefield (Vertman)


14) "Nessie" (Zarafasaura oceanis) - Joe Aaronson


15) Giant Sawfish (Onchopristis numidus) (this is not a tooth, this is a rostrum tooth) - Han Yang Tan (Han. T)



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-Andy-

Size of box >

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Close-up of 1) 2) 3) 4) >

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Close-up of 4) 5) 6) 7) >

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Close-up of 8) 9) 10) 11) >

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Close-up of 12) 13) 14) 15) >

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MarcoSr

Really nice specimens!!!! I especially like the labels.

Marco Sr.

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jcbshark

Really awesome set you've assembled! The display looks great :fistbump:

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hokiehunter

Wow! That is an awesome display. Great job. I want one!

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fossilselachian

What a great basis for a collection!

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JWarren

Very nice...great way of displaying them...

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Xiphactinus

that is waaaaay cool! I love it!

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Auspex

Congratulations on your outstanding collection of prime specimens!

This is a fascinating assemblage :wub:

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Fossildude19

What everyone else said! :P

Great collection.
Regards,

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vertman

Very nice! I really like the way you put that together.

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lissa318

What a fabulous display and specimens!!!!!! Great job!!! :D

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Jeroen A.

I'll take one ;)

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Ramo

I love it. Now I'm going to have to try and make a similar one!

Ramo

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AJ Plai

Great collection with great display! The small specimens beautifully arranged and spaced out with labels make the riker box look with showy whether for personal viewing or educational exhibit. Congratz on completing the collection!

PS: Sad to hear about the passing of Don Miller, may he rests in peace.

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Megatooth Collector

Stellar job! Really love the way you decided to display them. Congrats on such a nice collection.

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fossilized6s

Great work! I love everything about it! Im sure this was a labor of love.

I too, love the Cretaceous sea predators.

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Down under fossil hunter

Killer job Andy!

I am with everyone else on the quality and diversity of your display, I can really appreciate the time and effort it takes to create such an awesome collection.

but what next???

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-Andy-

Thank you everyone for your kind words and compliments.

It is feedback like these that motivates me to spend my time creating such displays.

I shall post more of my collection soon as soon as my cabinets are completed.

Killer job Andy!

I am with everyone else on the quality and diversity of your display, I can really appreciate the time and effort it takes to create such an awesome collection.

but what next???

Thank you Elliot.

A box of beautiful Madagascar ammonites would be next. I predict it would take me a much shorter time to complete :P

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Carcharodontosaurus

Thank you everyone for your kind words and compliments.

It is feedback like these that motivates me to spend my time creating such displays.

I shall post more of my collection soon as soon as my cabinets are completed.

Thank you Elliot.

A box of beautiful Madagascar ammonites would be next. I predict it would take me a much shorter time to complete :P

Maybe a collection of fossils from extant animal species from locations where the animal is now extinct, like spectacled bear and jaguar teeth from Florida and the American and European lion subspecies? Just an idea.

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Stonebone

Nice collection!!! :wub:

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-Andy-

Maybe a collection of fossils from extant animal species from locations where the animal is now extinct, like spectacled bear and jaguar teeth from Florida and the American and European lion subspecies? Just an idea.

Interesting.

Mayhap I shall start such a set when I have enough mammal teeth.

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sixgill pete

Andy, that is a great set. Amazing specimens, very cool labels. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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mmaley

What a cool collection and presentation!

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