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MedicineHat

My first day  out. Not sure what it all is but looks like tyrannosaur teeth, claws? Horn? Big toe bone and micro toe bone? Croc tooth, small vertibra?

I would appreciate if anyone can help out on the ID. 

Next time I'm going to take a digital tour and post in situ. 

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Sorry I can't help with id's but looks like you did well. I love the teeth!

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Where were these find? Might help in an ID.

 

Agreed, the 4,5,6 photos look like a worn claw. Your last post appears to be a Tyrannosaur tooth. Also looks like you have a hadrosaur jaw section (also seen in second photo) in your finds in the first photo and the 3rd photo is a ornithopod claw and digit bone. Several verts as well.

 

Looks like you did well!

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Post individual pictures of what you want ID with scale,  Looks like you have a few Tyrannosaurid teeth.  Nice haul.

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Could be a theropod claw  but need to see more images of the otherside, top and bottom, size.  Originally thought it was a Hadrosaurid dental battery.  Need pictures 

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Tyrannosaurid  tooth either Daspletosaurus or Gorgosaurus

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59 minutes ago, Bone guy said:

Pictures 4, 5, 6 look like a very worn theropod claw. 

Thanks for the ID. 

 

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1 hour ago, Troodon said:

Post individual pictures of what you want ID with scale,  Looks like you have a few Tyrannosaurid teeth.  Nice haul.

Hi Troodon. Thanks for the id's. Do you know why this carinae curves into a Y? I have not seen this before.

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1 hour ago, Darktooth said:

Sorry I can't help with id's but looks like you did well. I love the teeth!

Thanks. It was a lucky day! Risked a little to get the claw though...the good ones are sometimes on cliff ledges... it makes a cool story

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1 hour ago, Runner64 said:

Where were these find? Might help in an ID.

 

Agreed, the 4,5,6 photos look like a worn claw. Your last post appears to be a Tyrannosaur tooth. Also looks like you have a hadrosaur jaw section (also seen in second photo) in your finds in the first photo and the 3rd photo is a ornithopod claw and digit bone. Several verts as well.

 

Looks like you did well!

Thanks for the Id. I had so much fun! Fossils galore. If we can go and pick this up in 3 hours imagine what a week out tjere could bring us eh? 

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1 hour ago, Troodon said:

Tyrannosaurid  tooth either Daspletosaurus or Gorgosaurus

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This one is actually quite tiny. Maybe .5". Very stout. Is it a predentary or what tooth placement would you guess? Do you think this means it is a juvenile specimen?

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1 hour ago, goatinformationist said:

Getting the year off with a bang!  Nice haul and worth the read.

Thanks i hope that this sets the pace! One of the funnest 3 hours of my life

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The rapid claw. Found 2 pieces and glued them...searched desperately for the rest but may have to search under the crust. I was disappointed to say the least.

I luckily found two teeth within a square foot of this claw. One was actually under the crust and a total fluke. Makes me wonder what else lay just beneath the surface.

The big tooth is maybe 3" or more but what the picture hides is the fact that it is split lengthwise. I have a perfect frontal half for display. It was teetering on the edge of total annihilation. One more rain storm and it would have been toast! Us amateurs save these beauties from being lost forever. But I feel like it was probably waiting last year in its full glory :( 

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Just now, MedicineHat said:

The rapid claw. Found 2 pieces and glued them...searched desperately for the rest but may have to search under the crust. I was disappointed to say the least.

I luckily found two teeth within a square foot of this claw. One was actually under the crust and a total fluke. Makes me wonder what else lay just beneath the surface.

The big tooth is maybe 3" or more but what the picture hides is the fact that it is split lengthwise. I have a perfect frontal half for display. It was teetering on the edge of total annihilation. One more rain storm and it would have been toast! Us amateurs save these beauties from being lost forever. But I feel like it was probably waiting last year in its full glory :( 

 

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