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Bone guy

Hello TFF. I'm considering this Mioplosus, it's nothing special but the teeth are real cool and I figure $60 is a ok deal. I was just wondering if anyone with more green river knowledge than me can spot any enhancements? 

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Fossildude19

I'm not seeing anything troubling here at all. 

Looks like a nice fossil. :) 

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snolly50

I like it, a less common Green River critter. I too, see no monkey business. What size is it?

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Bone guy

Precisely 5.7 inches.

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snolly50
35 minutes ago, Bone guy said:

Precisely 5.7 inches.

With that measure it is a little smaller than the typical Mioplosus, which averages 8" to 10". Reportedly, they have been rarely found up to 20". Of course, size is only one consideration. I think the overall appearance of a piece is much more important. These fish also have interesting scales with a fan-shaped structure in the center giving them a distinctive appearance. The fossil you posted may show this feature under a 10X loupe.

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Bone guy

That's interesting. I'll take a look at it when it arrives.

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Wilhelm

The most common enhancement done to fossil fish is a coating of black paint, either across the body to make it stand out more or using paint to draw on more delicate features like fins (often both). Its hard to tell from pictures so I'm not really going to be able to help, but those are the things to look for.

 

Looks good though based on these pictures.

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RJB

Cant see the tail end,  but looks good to me. 

 

RB

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Bone guy

Mr. Mioplosus arrived in great condition and I determined there are 0 enhancements. Thank you for your help everyone! :) 

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ynot
42 minutes ago, Bone guy said:

Mr. Mioplosus arrived in great condition and I determined there are 0 enhancements.

Alright!:yay-smiley-1::fistbump:

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