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Real oreodont skull?

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Kutembea

I found this fossil "oreodont skull" online, and can´t really decide if it is real or not... It looks a little bit plastic/glossy, but can´t that be some kind of treatment too?

 

 

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Aurelius

Looks nice to me - would an oreodont skull be worth faking?

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Troodon

Looks good and have not seen them faked but lots of good resto on them.   Post a picture of the Incisor teeth both sides, just good to have a close look.

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caldigger

The shiny look it has is due to the consolidant that is on it. Bones from these deposits tend to be quite brittle and fragile. So a consolidant is applied to help hold everything together.

The skull looks real and prepped nicely.

 

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Fruitbat

I agree...it looks real enough to me but it has had a little restoration done.  Nothing TOO significant though.

 

-Joe

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snolly50

This piece has every appearance of an authentic, well prepped Oreodont skull. The incisors look a little "flat," as opposed to the roundness I am accustomed to. Perhaps that is just the appearance in the image. If I were in the market for such a fossil my next question would be; "How does the asking price stack up?"

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Harry Pristis

 

I have doubts about the canines.  They seem too 'spikey' as opposed to short and stout.  If the canines needed repair or replacement, it's likely the incisors needed work as well.

 

 

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caterpillar

If you want to know if the teeth are real, put UV light on them

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jpc

This looks like a good oreo skull.  I think the teeth are real, but yeah try UV light.  They should glow orange.  And yes, the shine is from whatever they put on it.  I am not a fan. 

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caldigger
11 hours ago, caterpillar said:

If you want to know if the teeth are real, put UV light on them

Unfortunately, he would have to purchase it first before this test can be achieved.

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