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Runner64

I can see why these are your favorite claws :D amazing specimens.

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caldigger
46 minutes ago, mburkett said:

Acheroraptor Temerytorum foot walking claw

1 7/8”

Hell Creek

Carter County, Montana

No repair or restoration (at first). However, the tip broke off during molding and it was lost. 1/16” restoration done to the tip now

What do you mean " broke off during molding"?

Were you making copies?

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mburkett
44 minutes ago, caldigger said:

What do you mean " broke off during molding"?

Were you making copies?

I lent it to an institution to mold. During that process, it was knocked off the table and the tip broke and was subsequently lost

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mburkett
48 minutes ago, Runner64 said:

I can see why these are your favorite claws :D amazing specimens.

Thank you!

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Tidgy's Dad
1 hour ago, mburkett said:

I lent it to an institution to mold. During that process, it was knocked off the table and the tip broke and was subsequently lost

Charming! 

Lovely collection. :)

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paulyb135
3 hours ago, mburkett said:

I thought I’d post some of my favorite claws from my collection. I’m curious what people think about my ID on one of them and I have no idea what the last one is. ID help with that one would be great!

 

(All measurements are straight line)

 

Spinosaurus hand claw

4 1/2”

Kem Kem Beds, Morocco

Repairs, but I see no restoration

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Acheroraptor Temerytorum foot walking claw

1 7/8”

Hell Creek

Carter County, Montana

No repair or restoration (at first). However, the tip broke off during molding and it was lost. 1/16” restoration done to the tip now

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Two Acheroraptor killing claws. The larger one is 3 1/8” and the smaller is 1 9/16”

Hell Creek

Powder River County, Montana

Large claw has restoration to the top 1/4” of the articulation end and 3/4” to the tip

Smaller claw has restoration on 5/8” of the tip

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Same claw as above, with size perspective

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Other side...

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Acheroraptor Temertyorum digit I hallux claw

7/8”

Hell Creek

Slope County, North Dakota

No repair or restoration

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Acheroraptor Temertyorum hand claw

1 1/4”

Hell Creek

Powder River County, Montana

Restoration to 1/2” of the tip

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I originally thought this this was a Pachycephalosaurus claw, but Troodon’s posting on TFF makes me now believe it’s Thescelosaurus

Hell Creek

Powder River County, Montana

No repair or restoration

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Side view..

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Troodontid walking foot claw

1 1/16”

Hell Creek

Wibeaux County, Montana

Looks like restoration to 1/4” of the tip

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Possible Microraptorine hand claw

5/8”

Hell Creek

Carter County, Montana

Small amount of restoration to the top of the articulating end and 1/8” of the tip

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Same claw...

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Microraptorine killing claw. Related to Hesperonychus sp.

7/8”

Hell Creek

South Dakota

Restoration to 3/16” of the tip

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Same claw for size comparison...

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Curious what people think of this one..

I believe it to be a Troodontid killing claw

3/4”

Two Medicine Formation

Unfortunately, no locality info on it

Looks like the tip was glued back on, but no restoration

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Other side...

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Now I have no clue what this could be and I’d love some help. I bought it as a new collector awhile ago with very little knowledge. It was sold as a baby Anzu foot claw and the seller said Black Hills Museum ID’d it. I think it’s actually mammalian. Any thoughts?

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Size comparison

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Articulating end (sorry for the poor pics)

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Great collection! I love the killing claws

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paulyb135

Do you just collect claws or do you collect teeth too? If you have teeth I’d love to see your collection 

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Woopaul5

Amazing collection! Hopefully one day i’ll Be able to get a raptor killing claw. They looks really cool! 

 

Thanks for sharing

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-Andy-

Your claws are amazing!

 

As to your questions, no one knows more about claws than @hxmendoza

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bcfossilcollector

Fascinating and spectacular collection!  Thank you for posting!

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JurassicParkCarnotaurus

Absolutely amazing collection! Thanks for sharing! :dinothumb: Also, like pualyb135 I’d love to see your tooth collection if you have one.

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mburkett

Thank you for the kind comments, everyone! Troodon, I’ll make sure to post more/better pics of the claws you commented on and thank you very much for your insight!  Hxmendoza ID’d the dromaeosaur walking claw and hallux, but I’m always willing to hear what others think.

 

Paulyb135, I collect teeth as well. I have a fairly extensive collection of them, including deinonychus, dromaeosaurus, Acheroraptor, dakotaraptor, Rex, etc. I’ll make sure to post some of my favorite soon, but I have twin 3-year old boys who keep me busy, haha.

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Troodon
1 hour ago, mburkett said:

dromaeosaur walking claw and hallux,

It could be can you post brighter pictures of bith sides but again one cannot say Acheroraptor 

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paulyb135
1 hour ago, mburkett said:

Thank you for the kind comments, everyone! Troodon, I’ll make sure to post more/better pics of the claws you commented on and thank you very much for your insight!  Hxmendoza ID’d the dromaeosaur walking claw and hallux, but I’m always willing to hear what others think.

 

Paulyb135, I collect teeth as well. I have a fairly extensive collection of them, including deinonychus, dromaeosaurus, Acheroraptor, dakotaraptor, Rex, etc. I’ll make sure to post some of my favorite soon, but I have twin 3-year old boys who keep me busy, haha.

 

Perfect! I know I’m not the only one who would love to see your teeth collection when your twins aren’t causing mischief! 

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mburkett
1 hour ago, Troodon said:

It could be can you post brighter pictures of bith sides but again one cannot say Acheroraptor 

 

That’s a good point. I called them Acheroraptor because they aren’t Dakotaraptor (the only other described HC dromaeosaur), but since no claws have been positively assigned to Acheroraptor, no one can really know. So Dromaeosauridae sp. indet. would be more appropriate?

 

Here’s some better photos of the claws you wanted to see:

 

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Curious of your thoughts.

 

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mburkett
1 hour ago, paulyb135 said:

 

Perfect! I know I’m not the only one who would love to see your teeth collection when your twins aren’t causing mischief! 

 

I'll make sure to add them soon :) 

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Jaimin013

Nice collection of claws! Would like to see more from your fossil collection so cool.

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