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Those Pterosaur bones almost do form the shape of the skull, but it's just coincidence. Still a very cool piece. 

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Troodon
16 minutes ago, Bone guy said:

Those Pterosaur bones almost do form the shape of the skull, but it's just coincidence. Still a very cool piece. 

Oh yea Im sure thats why he called it a skull.  It indeed is very nice

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Bone guy
16 minutes ago, Troodon said:

Just for laughs a bird head, beak with neck and wow with a tongue...one of a kind. :doh!:

The only one in existence! :D 

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ynot
3 hours ago, Bone guy said:

The only one in existence! :D 

I bet if You ask the seller, he can come up with a few more.:P:rofl:

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Troodon

On that tooth from Argentina other than it being illegal to purchase be reminded that it's unknown where it was found.  Seller responded to me with a formation but all he had to do is look up where Giganotosaurus was described.  It was not included in the original listing.  He also indicated he did not know where it came from. 

 

Typical of material sold from Argentina, see my post.

 

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Ryann10006

I'm thinking the Giganotosaurus tooth is a morrocan Carcharodontosaurus tooth being passed for unknowingly(or sneakily knowingly for extra $$$) as a Giganotosaurus. The preservation let alone sand on it even reminds me of the matrix commonly seen on morrocan Carcharodontosaurus teeth. To bad there isn't really anything online to compare it to as far as legitimate Giganotosaurus teeth but a plethora to compare it with as far as morrocan Carcharodontosaurus teeth, so that's definitely something to keep in mind in my opinion of course.

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Troodon
18 minutes ago, Ryann10006 said:

I'm thinking the Giganotosaurus tooth is a morrocan Carcharodontosaurus tooth being passed for unknowingly(or sneakily knowingly for extra $$$) as a Giganotosaurus. The preservation let alone sand on it even reminds me of the matrix commonly seen on morrocan Carcharodontosaurus teeth. To bad there isn't really anything online to compare it to as far as legitimate Giganotosaurus teeth but a plethora to compare it with as far as morrocan Carcharodontosaurus teeth, so that's definitely something to keep in mind in my opinion of course.

Of course thats possible why its always good practice to purchase from known sources.  That preservation is found in teeth from all over the world so anything is possible.  Unfortunately most papers are in B/W and we cannot get a good color view.

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Ryann10006

@Troodon Unfortunately, but the biggest red flag of them all would be the legality issue.

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Dracorex_hogwartsia
7 hours ago, Ryann10006 said:

I'm thinking the Giganotosaurus tooth is a morrocan Carcharodontosaurus tooth being passed for unknowingly(or sneakily knowingly for extra $$$) as a Giganotosaurus. The preservation let alone sand on it even reminds me of the matrix commonly seen on morrocan Carcharodontosaurus teeth. To bad there isn't really anything online to compare it to as far as legitimate Giganotosaurus teeth but a plethora to compare it with as far as morrocan Carcharodontosaurus teeth, so that's definitely something to keep in mind in my opinion of course.

That was my first thought also. It looks very much like a Carch tooth in color and matrix but like you said, there isn't alot to compare it with. I do have a life size picture of a Giganoto tooth from an old National Geographic and a nice cast tooth and Carch teeth and Giganotosaurus teeth look virtually identical so there is a very real possibility it could be real. If this tooth was being sold by a respected reputable dealer it would be one thing but this guy seems a little clueless.   

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Dracorex_hogwartsia
7 hours ago, Ryann10006 said:

@Troodon Unfortunately, but the biggest red flag of them all would be the legality issue.

I've always been a little confused on this. Argentina has made it illegal to sell or export their fossils but once it gets to the United States are there any American laws that make it illegal for us to buy it?  

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Troodon
1 hour ago, Dracorex_hogwartsia said:

I've always been a little confused on this. Argentina has made it illegal to sell or export their fossils but once it gets to the United States are there any American laws that make it illegal for us to buy it?  

No confusion they are illegal to sell and buy just like Mongolian fossils and fossils might be confiscated and returned to Argentina.  Sellers might face legal action.

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Pemphix
On 12.7.2018 at 4:00 AM, Troodon said:

No confusion they are illegal to sell and buy just like Mongolian fossils and fossils might be confiscated and returned to Argentina.  Sellers might face legal action.

Same with most of chinese material, too.

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