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gigantoraptor

Hello all,

 

I recently saw a whole lot of collections on this forum, and they were all beautifel. Now I cleaned up my room (what's a hell of a task to me, I spended 8 hours:wacko:) and I deceided to take pictures of the nicest part of my fossil and mineral collection. It's by far not as nice as most members here, but I still have decades to get a nice collection ;). It's a bunch of everything older then the cenozoicum, because I find it hard to choose what group of fossils I want to collect, trilobites or dinosaurs/ reptiles. Dinosaurs are pretty hard to get here without paying high import and shipping costs. 

 

So let's start then. The trilobites are the firsts.

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Selenopeltis longispinus.

 

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Upper:

Flexicalymene ouzregui

2 X Elrathia kingi

Flexicalymene ouzregui 

Lower: 

Minicryphaeus sarirus

Cyphaspis agayuara 

Crotalocephalina gibbus

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Upper:

Cyphaspis walteri

Boeckops boecki

Combination of Cyphaspis sp., a very tiny kettneraspis sp. and two phacops sp.

Coltraneia oufatenensis

Lower:

Kettneraspis pigra

Cornuproetus sp.

Gerastos  tuberculatus

Stapeleyella inconstans

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Trinueleus fimbriatus

 

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Elrathia kingi

Phacops latifrons

Foulonia sp.

Right upper corner: Phacops sp. with bite mark

 

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A whole block with partials of Stenarocalymene celebra (I don't find much about this species so I'm still not 100 % sure if this is correct)

and a ventral prepped Ogygiocarella debuchi5accfd7ee3f78_Trilos6.thumb.jpg.f81eaeede20450c0a145a84fdba7d22e.jpg

The personal high-light of my trilobites (pictures don't do it justice). A Kettneraspis williamsi with a couple of free-standing spines. Personally the best I have ever seen.

 

 

So far my trilobites.

 

 

Next my Khouribga fossils:

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Lytoloma elegans ( a bit of restoration but most is real)

A roothed Mosasaurus globidens tooth.

Enchodus fang (there is a jaw in the stone also)

Pretty big Mosasaurus sp. tooth

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Partial Mosasaurus globidens jaw

Mosasaurus sp. partial jaw.

3 Weltonia ancistrodon teeth

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Otodus obliquus tooth

Roothed Prognathodon tooth

 

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a box with misc fossils from Khouribga

 

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My two only teeth that are not from Morocco or Europe

Denversaurus schlessmani

Indet. Croc from Patagonia

 

 

More to follow

 

 

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Bone guy

Awesome collection I love the trilos. :) 

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gigantoraptor

Some Kem Kem stuff now

 

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From left to right: 

Carcharodontosaurus saharicus tooth

Sauropod indet.

Huge Siroccopteryx moroccensis tooth

Normal sized Siroccopteryx moroccensis tooth

Spinosaurus tooth

The lower one is a beak of Alanqa saharica or Xericeps curvirostris

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Not the rarest, not the most expensive, but hell, I love this jaw. Aidachar sp. with some erupting teeth. Definitly one of my favourites.

 

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Misc stuff

 

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Just saw I forgot some Khouribga stuff. A couple of Otodus obliquus teeth (no composites) and a pathological one.misc.thumb.jpg.f91d8d73cfcf090b84b4b658257371ab.jpg

a bunch of everything, Kem Kem bones, Turitella from Indonesia, tektite, Insect coccoon, Amber and copals, Dastilbe, Dinosaur eggshells, coprolite, Sea-urchins, ammonite.

 

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Some Liaoning insects

 

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Parasite from inner Mongolia (china), Qiyia jurassica

 

 

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A whole bunch of ammonites from Europe, Asia and Africa.

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Lytoceras sp. from France

 

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Ammonites from the south of France

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Aegocrioceras raricostatum, my favourite ammo

 

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Lycoptera davidii

 

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I hardly have any mammal fossils, but these pleistocene bat bones were too nice to pass one.

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gigantoraptor

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Some other stuff (no replicas)

 

 

Next are the minerals, althought I'm more a fossil guy, I have collected minerals for about 5 years. I bought a couple of hundreds but I only display my best only

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Bobby Rico

Great collection love your ammonites and very cool lighting.

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Tidgy's Dad

Well, you have many more years ahead of you, but this is a very impressive start. 

Some of those pieces are most enviable. 

Love your collection and the displays. 

Thank you very much for sharing! :)

Don't forget to add to this page as you acquire more stuff. 

Just adore that Aegocrioceras! :envy:

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ynot

Wonderful collection!

Thanks for showing it.

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Troodon

Nice collection, great variety, like the bat bones but my favorite continues to be the Denversaurus tooth.   Thanks for sharing.

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Douvilleiceras
2 hours ago, gigantoraptor said:

 

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Upper:

Diacalymene ouzregui

Diacalymene ouzregui is invalid. The correct name is Flexicalymene ouzregui.

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Darktooth

I am very impressed. You have a very nice diversity of fossils and minerals. I would be willing to bet that your collection is probably better than most adults, so don't sell yourself short. Also I wanted to add that I like the way your specimens are displayed and the lights are a nice touch.

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Wanted to add content

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JohnBrewer

What a great collection!

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JohnBrian

Very very nice collection! You must have a big room!

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gigantoraptor
On 10-4-2018 at 8:34 PM, Bone guy said:

Awesome collection I love the trilos. :) 

Thank you 

 

On 10-4-2018 at 9:02 PM, Bobby Rico said:

Great collection love your ammonites and very cool lighting.

Yeah I like them too, thank you

On 10-4-2018 at 9:10 PM, Tidgy's Dad said:

Well, you have many more years ahead of you, but this is a very impressive start. 

Some of those pieces are most enviable. 

Love your collection and the displays. 

Thank you very much for sharing! :)

Don't forget to add to this page as you acquire more stuff. 

Just adore that Aegocrioceras! :envy:

Okay, I'll update this topic every time I get new, nice fossils. Thanks for the kind comment

 

On 10-4-2018 at 9:23 PM, ynot said:

Wonderful collection!

Thanks for showing it.

Thank you

 

On 10-4-2018 at 9:25 PM, Troodon said:

Nice collection, great variety, like the bat bones but my favorite continues to be the Denversaurus tooth.   Thanks for sharing.

I don't know, is Denversaurus even rare in Hell Creek? I heard it's the only described nodosaur described, so I guess teeth are quit common. Thank you

 

On 10-4-2018 at 10:26 PM, Douvilleiceras said:

Diacalymene ouzregui is invalid. The correct name is Flexicalymene ouzregui.

Thanks for the correction

 

23 hours ago, Darktooth said:

I am very impressed. You have a very nice diversity of fossils and minerals. I would be willing to bet that your collection is probably better than most adults, so don't sell yourself short. Also I wanted to add that I like the way your specimens are displayed and the lights are a nice touch.

Thank you for the very kind comment.

 

23 hours ago, JohnBrewer said:

What a great collection!

Thanks

21 hours ago, JohnBrian said:

Very very nice collection! You must have a big room!

Depends what you call big:P. I am out of space already to display everything, the rest is in boxes. Thank you

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Troodon

@gigantoraptor To address your question, Is Denversaurus even rare in Hell Creek?  I heard it's the only described nodosaur described.

 

Correct its currently is the only described nodosaur in the Hell Creek/Lance Formation so the teeth are common but crisp ones like yours are not, most are very worn.  I suspect that new discoveries will uncover additional species like we see in older campanian formations.  Unfortunately if that ever occurs you will not be able to differentiate the teeth between species but thats down the road. 

 

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DevonianDigger

You have a very nice collection going! You've got some very nice trilobite pieces for sure. That multi with the Cyphaspis, Phacops, and Kettneraspis has me drooling :P Keep it going!!!

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LiamL

I love your collection, i wish i had that much display room.

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Malcolmt

Awesome I probably only had a few fossils at your age and they were pretty much junk from what I recall

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caldigger

What is the skull to the left of the Sabortooth Cat (which is an incredible thing to have no matter what your age is, by the way)?

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gigantoraptor
10 hours ago, caldigger said:

What is the skull to the left of the Sabortooth Cat (which is an incredible thing to have no matter what your age is, by the way)?

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It's a lion skull and the skull on the left is a recent pig skull.

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Jesuslover340

Pretty impressive collection for your age!

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jcbshark

That is an excellent collection, thanks for sharing :fistbump:

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bcfossilcollector

Great collection!  Magnificent fossils and minerals!

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