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T-rex Skull Untombed

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Bobby Rico

Wow that is the definition of the sublime. Amazing prep work . 

 

Thank you .

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Ptychodus04

:envy: That would be the cherry on top of my preparation sundae!

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fossilized6s

Simply Amazing! Thanks for sharing these. 

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JohnBrewer

Wow, what a find. 

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Peat Burns

Wow.  It looks remarkably inflated. Magnificent find. Thanks for sharing.

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ynot

Nice - thanks for sharing this.

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RJB

Holy cow!!!  What else can one say!!!

 

RB

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steelhead9

Jeezum Crow that’s amazing!

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Tidgy's Dad

Magnificent! 

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smt126

What an amazing preservation and prep job going on

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crabfossilsteve

Where was that guy found?  Sure looks like the matrix is soft.

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WhodamanHD

That’s so cool! Does it have a name yet (other than catalog number)?

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Troodon
1 hour ago, crabfossilsteve said:

Where was that guy found?  Sure looks like the matrix is soft.

It was a Montana find and the Sandy matrix contributes to the great preservation and makes prepping much easier.

 

7 minutes ago, WhodamanHD said:

That’s so cool! Does it have a name yet (other than catalog number)?

I think they are calling it Tufts-Love Rex after Jason Love and Luke Tufts, the two volunteers who discovered it.

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LordTrilobite

Beautiful preservation. Great prep job as well.

 

It looks like very similar sediment and preservation as the T. rex Trix.

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1 hour ago, LordTrilobite said:

Beautiful preservation. Great prep job as well.

 

It looks like very similar sediment and preservation as the T. rex Trix.

If you are lucky enough to have you specimen in this sandy sediment the preservation is usually super and another example is the Nanotyrannus of the Dueling Dinosaurs.  

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LordTrilobite
15 minutes ago, Troodon said:

If you are lucky enough to have you specimen in this sandy sediment the preservation is usually super and another example is the Nanotyrannus of the Dueling Dinosaurs.  

The Duelling Dinosaurs actually came from the same area as Trix, so yeah, makes sense that they'd have similar preservation.

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thelivingdead531

Amazing! It’s a beautiful specimen. The preservation is outstanding, especially it’s survivng googly eye! :rofl:

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Xiphactinus

Wow.  What an amazing specimen, and how fun would it be to be able to work on that!!!!  Thank you for sharing.

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Macrophyseter

This is what you get to do when you're a professional paleontologist :trex:

Especially great since the skull looks very complete in its exposed side.

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Ptychodus04
On 12/23/2017 at 11:13 AM, Troodon said:

I think they are calling it Tufts-Love Rex after Jason Love and Luke Tufts, the two volunteers who discovered it.

 

I can see the name light heartedly morphing to Tuf-Love amongst the preparators after a few hundred hours on it. :P

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Haravex

That matrix is a prep dream :drool:

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