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FossilDudeCO

Alright I know, I should know better.

But the price was right and I was having a good week so I needed something to shatter my hopes and dreams.

 

That out of the way.

 

Listed as a "US acid - prepped specimen"

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Self explanatory.

 

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Back Right foot

 

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Tippy Tip of the tail

 

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Right ribs

 

My biggest question is the specks of material between the ribs.

 

Is this common on real Keichosaurs?

 

To me on the overall picture they appear to be the ends of the ribs broken off from the underside.

 

I will also note that almost every bone on this little guy is 3D above the rock surface. I was having trouble getting a good side view with my camera, I will try again, but figured you could all start with these!

 

Thanks much as always,

 

-Blake

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FossilDudeCO

Thank you Thomas!

VERY good paper.

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StevenJDennis

here's a picture of the ribcage on one of mine..

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FossilDudeCO
28 minutes ago, StevenJDennis said:

here's a picture of the ribcage on one of mine..

keichousaurus5.JPG

 

It isn't loading for me sadly!

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StevenJDennis
19 minutes ago, FossilDudeCO said:

 

It isn't loading for me sadly!

 

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FossilDudeCO

so...60 views and a very nice research paper...

 

Any opinions on mine?

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oilshale
9 minutes ago, FossilDudeCO said:

so...60 views and a very nice research paper...

 

Any opinions on mine?

 

Looks good: the toes are genuine and not painted, the tail is complete. Definitely a good one - congrats.

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FossilDudeCO
1 hour ago, oilshale said:

 

Looks good: the toes are genuine and not painted, the tail is complete. Definitely a good one - congrats.

 

awesome Thomas thank you again!

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britishcanuk

I put a bid in on this one. Looks awesome, your photos are far better than the sellers! Congrats.

 

 

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FossilDudeCO
20 minutes ago, britishcanuk said:

I put a bid in on this one. Looks awesome, your photos are far better than the sellers! Congrats.

 

 

 

Hopefully you weren't the one I beat out literally with 1 second left!

 

I was a bit nervous because of the sellers photos, but the price made it worth the risk for me!

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britishcanuk

No, I bid low because I will be out of town for a couple of weeks and would have probably missed its delivery date (my WIFE would have received it before me GASP!) so it wasn't a serous bid. I liked the look of the feet on this one so figured what the heck. I have lost my share of auctions because of those last second bids though lol!

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-Andy-

Looks good to me too.

 

Better than the usual you see off eBay for sure.

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HamptonsDoc

I don't see any red flags. Looks nice, congrats!

 

You can take a pick (or paper clip) and gently scrape along a rib in the matrix to see if you can uncover any more bone looking through a loop.  @snolly50had recommended that to me when I purchased mine in the spring and helped reassure me.

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Bguild

Definitely real. Nice looking lizard! My Keich's rib cage also has these small pieces of bone throughout. 

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RJB

Looks real to me.   Also looks like it was 'sanded' prepped to me.  Hard to tell from the photos. 

 

RB

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-Andy-
7 hours ago, Laboratary FODERE said:

not acid prep but all is natural, prepped with sandblaster or dremel.

 

Laboratary FODERE's Keichousaurus specimens are the best I've ever seen online. I would take his word.

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FossilDudeCO

Go to know @-Andy-!! Thanks for the info ;)

 

and thank you for weighing in @Laboratary FODERE

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Pemphix

Seems to be a semi-adult one - nice piece.

Matrix is fine for this layer with Keich's (there are several different ones) as can be seen by photos - typically whitish filled cracks in a very hard, dark-grey to black matrix (horrible to prep..).  

You should check the transitions between cracks and matrix/bones. Sometimes this is used to glue parts of two specs together (seems not to be the case here, but photos are a little bit blurry concerning this detail).

Currently best paper (in my opinion) concerning Keichs was already mentioned. Details about ribs were explained correct.

 

Congrats,

Pemphix

 

 

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steelhead9
23 hours ago, Laboratary FODERE said:

not acid prep but all is natural, prepped with sandblaster or dremel.

This keichousaurus was initially prepared in China using typical methods, but, as the description states, it was finish prepped with muriatic acid here in the US to get the bones slightly more 3D and detailed. No doubt Laboratory Fodere's keichousaurus are the best anywhere, but, I think they are started from unpreppared specimens, allowing the potential for proper prep from the start. Wish I could find a source for these!

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Laboratary FODERE

Thank you very much for the preparation :) When I will have prepared keichousaurus I put pictures on forum ;)

 

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