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Liopleurodon a New Display at Black Hills institute

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Tidgy's Dad

I love these step by step series of photographs. 

Very interesting and once again thanks for posting, I learn so much from your posts. :)

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19 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

I love these step by step series of photographs. 

Very interesting and once again thanks for posting, I learn so much from your posts. :)

Thank you.  I always find it very interesting to see the process it took to get to the final outcome.   

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Manticocerasman

thanks for sharing :yay-smiley-1:great post

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*THEO*

Magnificent new acquisition to the museum,thanks for sharing:)!

 

Liopleurodon rossicus is actually invalid taxon and the species was reassigned to genus Pliosaurus.

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snolly50

LOL! Sometimes, when I walk on the dam at the deep water of our lake; unbidden to my mind comes a flash of a video clip I once saw. In the video reconstruction a peaceful, bipedal dinosaur is searching the seaside rocks for lunch. Bang! Liopleurodon bursts from the water and snatches the hapless creature. Yikes! What a wonderful monster. I really enjoyed the photos of the replica.

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32 minutes ago, *THEO* said:

Magnificent new acquisition to the museum,thanks for sharing:)!

 

Liopleurodon rossicus is actually invalid taxon and the species was reassigned to genus Pliosaurus.

 I checked and they have changed the name since these pictures were taken to L. ferox

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6 minutes ago, snolly50 said:

LOL! Sometimes, when I walk on the dam at the deep water of our lake; unbidden to my mind comes a flash of a video clip I once saw. In the video reconstruction a peaceful, bipedal dinosaur is searching the seaside rocks for lunch. Bang! Liopleurodon bursts from the water and snatches the hapless creature. Yikes! What a wonderful monster. I really enjoyed the photos of the replica.

thanks and I really enjoyed your daydream of what life might have been in Jurassic times

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RJB

Amazing how much work goes into something like this!  I haven't been to BHI for about 9 or 10 years.  About time for another visit.

 

RB

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jpc

Hey, now wait a second.  Didn't I just see you in Tucson a few days ago, and now you have made your way to South Dakota?  I imagine you took these pix well before yu posted them huh.  

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akazaran

wow... This is insanely cool!!

I want one to play in my bathtub.

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Fruitbat

Okay...is this Bison latifrons ferox or Liopleurodon latifrons:D

 

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1 hour ago, jpc said:

Hey, now wait a second.  Didn't I just see you in Tucson a few days ago, and now you have made your way to South Dakota?  I imagine you took these pix well before yu posted them huh.  

Pictures take by Pete

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DatFossilBoy
On 07/02/2018 at 12:33 PM, Troodon said:

carving the end of the tail

 

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added bases for restoring the lateral spines

 

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skull presented some interesting challenges, not the least of which was the creation of most of the braincase

 

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In addition to missing elements from the skull, the right lower jaw was crushed in a rather “ugly” way. Presenting an awkward lateral view

 

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we took out the saw and moved the offending portions

 

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And moved them to their correct positions. Not a good idea for an original fossil, but acceptable for a cast

 

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photos and dialogue courtesy of Pete Larsen

 

Absolutely amazing the precision,size and quality of this model.

Props! :) 

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oldtimer

That is one awesome job to have making a model that large especially a dinosaur.

The step by step pictures are nice to see what it takes to get such a lovely specimen.

Thank you so much for posting.

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DE&i

Fantastic reminiscent post, as I fortuante enough to see a L.ferox skull discovered in the 1980s. Found in Oxford Clay quarry. 

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taj

Amazing!

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Max-fossils

A bit late to the party, but man that is a great cast! Looks really cool! :drool:

 

Liopleurodon was my favorite marine reptile when I was a kid. But that was mainly because I believed the BBC size estimate of 25 meters. So that was mainly why I loved the creature, because it was so impressive IMO to look at something so huge. When I realized that this size was greatly exaggerated, I have to say with all honesty that I was a bit sad. Though 6-7m isn't small (or even the 12m), it is definitely not as marveling as 25. I still love this creature though, and am eagerly awaiting an opportunity for me to obtain a fossil of it!

 

Anyways, enough about my little personal story, let's go back to the cast we have here! Frank, do you maybe know on which fossil(s) this cast is based on?

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

Max

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On 4/3/2018 at 8:27 AM, Max-fossils said:

A bit late to the party, but man that is a great cast! Looks really cool! :drool:

 

Liopleurodon was my favorite marine reptile when I was a kid. But that was mainly because I believed the BBC size estimate of 25 meters. So that was mainly why I loved the creature, because it was so impressive IMO to look at something so huge. When I realized that this size was greatly exaggerated, I have to say with all honesty that I was a bit sad. Though 6-7m isn't small (or even the 12m), it is definitely not as marveling as 25. I still love this creature though, and am eagerly awaiting an opportunity for me to obtain a fossil of it!

 

Anyways, enough about my little personal story, let's go back to the cast we have here! Frank, do you maybe know on which fossil(s) this cast is based on?

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

Max

Sorry for the late response did not see your post.   Very nice story and its easy to see why you love this creature.  All I know its from Russia and if I can remember I will ask Pete the next time I see him.

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