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Heres a really wonderfully scary maxilla from a Dimetrodon grandis from a few days ago. Maxillary fang is killer... This one is nicknamed Annie. She's an isolated specimen. This is one maxillae of 6 were working on, the rest in the field currently. 

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Fossildude19

Wow! :blink: B) :popcorn:

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ynot

Nice find!

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WhodamanHD

Can't wait to see more of Annie, she's a scary one from the looks of that!

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snolly50

Enjoyed seeing that, thanks for your posts on those exciting finds.

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LordTrilobite

Wow!

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Macrophyseter

Cant wait to see the rest :popcorn:

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Plantguy

That is just so cool. I read that this D species has small serrations (denticles) on the teeth. From this view they look nonserrated--guessing just way too small to see. Are they visible on this specimen? 

 

Regards, Chris 

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dinodigger
15 hours ago, Plantguy said:

That is just so cool. I read that this D species has small serrations (denticles) on the teeth. From this view they look nonserrated--guessing just way too small to see. Are they visible on this specimen? 

 

Regards, Chris 

Hey man, yeah the serrations are a bit to small to see on the photo, but they are quite nice. They are much coarser than other species present at the site. D loomisi has finer serrations. Secodontosaurus has none at all. Quite a fascinating difference in all the dimetrodonts to have such varying dentitions.

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Haravex

That is an amazing find congratulations :envy: 

Also if you zoom in you can see the serrations on at least 3 of the teeth. 

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garyc

That's wicked cool! Thanks for sharing!

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Shellseeker

Really Impressive!!.. Anything that looks this good after 280mya is spectacular, especially if you can see the serrations on the teeth.  Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

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Shamalama

Very cool jaw section. Are the first two teeth behind the maxilliary normally bunched together like that or is that unusual? 

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1 hour ago, Shamalama said:

Very cool jaw section. Are the first two teeth behind the maxilliary normally bunched together like that or is that unusual? 

This is really cool- Dimetrodon grandis known for having a wicked smile, its post canines in chaotic bunches. Dimetrodon loomisi, Secodontosaurus, and a new species were describing has very evenly spaced, well behaved PC's. Grandis is the largest of the genera and the apex of ddon evolution. No other species of ddon will get as big and robust. The entire genus will be gone in a few million years.

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Flx

Wow, that's a very cool find. :blink:
I do not really have a sense for the scale. What is the size of this fossil?

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dinodigger
4 hours ago, Flx said:

Wow, that's a very cool find. :blink:
I do not really have a sense for the scale. What is the size of this fossil?

Thanks- its about 8 inches lateral length

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Fossil Claw

that is awesome

 

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Fossil-Hound

The great apex predators of the Permian. Only one predator comes close in size and might to this monster and that's the Gorgonopsid. Very impressive find. :envy:

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Vieira

Amazing :popcorn:

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