Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Dinomaniac

What is this fossil? Maybe a psittacosaurus?

IMG_2104.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Troodon

Looks like a fake,  turtle?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dinomaniac

It is real, but I need identifying.

 

This fossil looks like a psittacosaurus with a shell:P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Troodon

 This I think is What a real one looks like

Psephochelys polyosteoderma is a sea reptile belonging to the order of placodonti . Lived in the Late Triassic about 225 million years ago from China .  

Still looks fake

 

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psephochelys_polyosteoderma

Screenshot_20170601-173354.thumb.jpg.21ea7af94ee7d84bb77768b9496a27bd.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fossildude19

Sorry, but the turtle doesn't look real to me. :unsure: 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Pumpkinhead

It looks like a stick figure wearing a turtle costume

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
WhodamanHD

That's a fake turtle, however I can see where your coming from with the psittacosaurus, with the squarish head and the beak. Remember, currently it is illegal for vertebrate fossils to be exported from china and Mongolia, so the only real ones are from before the ban or are smuggled in. They are getting better and better at faking fossils though, so caution must be exercised when buying.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Pemphix

Nice carving....:hearty-laugh:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LordTrilobite

Looks like a cast.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jhw

Gotta agree with the others. Casting or carving. More than likely from China.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Seguidora-de-Isis

Who attested to originality? The seller? This is an ancient technique of Chinese forgery. In this case, a mold was taken from a true Psephochelys (Psephochelys polyosteoderma) fossil, and then, with the rock powder from the very rock where the fossil is usually discovered, they make the copy. This copy looks beautiful, but it is not the original fossil of a Psephochelys.

Compare with an original fossil of this species:

 

09.PNG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×