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18 minutes ago, ziggycardon said:

I just recieved a package with some amazing fossils which I got from @Fitch1979, with who it is always a pleasure of doing business :) 
The main item in the package was the Tethysaurus nopcsai found in Goulmina, Morocco (Cretaceous, Turonian, 93 - 89 mya)
Which is another item I can cross of my fossil wishlist as it was an fossil I've wanted for many years :) 

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Oh, wow! What a beaut! I just agreed on purchasing another one of these jaws, one with decent matrix-free teeth. Mostly, because I still haven't found the ideal specimen. And here it is! Very lucky purchase, Ken! :envy:

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5 minutes ago, pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon said:

 

Oh, wow! What a beaut! I just agreed on purchasing another one of these jaws, one with decent matrix-free teeth. Mostly, because I still haven't found the ideal specimen. And here it is! Very lucky purchase, Ken! :envy:

Thank you, I am very glad I did. 
I wanted to add one to my collection for quite some time and I am happy I got this one, I couldn't dream of a better specimen :) 

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And my Gomphotherium angustidens molar arrived with me as well yesterday! :) 
It was found in the 
Krusevac Basin of Serbia (Miocene, 10 mya). 

My Proboscidea display is starting to take shape as this is my 6th Proboscidean species :) 

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My latest fossil which arrived today is another fossil which I can scrap off my wishlist as it was one that stood on a very high place there. 
They are a little bit smaller than my usual display pieces, but I've been after one of these for a couple of years now.

A set of very rare Morganucodon watsoni teeth found in the Fissure Fills in the Pant Quarry, Near Bridgend, South Glamorgan, Wales, UK (Triassic, Rhaetian, 205 mya).

Morganucodon (Glamorgan Tooth) is a very early Mammaliaform genus that appeared during the late Triassic. They are quite a important fossil in mammal evolution and are considered a transitional fossils, since they have both the dentary-squamosal and articular-quadrate jaw joints.

I am very happy to have finally added these to my collection, fossils don't always have to be huge to be cool as these tiny teeth prove. :) 

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Love the Morganucodon teeth!

 

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I've been a bit inactive on the forum the past 2 months but that doesn't mean that there haven't been new fossils. 
Here are the fossils I've recieved the past month :)  

 

A very big and chunky Prognathodon tooth found in the Ouled Abdoun Basin, Khouribga, Morocco (Cretaceous, 70 mya)

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A very nice piece of Dominican Amber with a large Termite inclusion as well as some coprolite inclusions found in the Domican Republic (probably La Toca Formation), (Miocene, 21 mya)

By far my biggest inclusion in amber so far and probably my favorite amber piece in my collection :) 

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And my latest fossil which arrived 2 days ago is this massive upper jaw molar from a Southern Mammoth (Mammuthus meridionalis) found in Pleistocene gravel pits, Pest County, Hungary (Pleistocene, between 1 mya and 800 000 years old)
A very big and heavy molar which to my surprise was a lot bigger than I initially expected. It dwarfs the rest of my Proboscidean molars in comparison, even the Palaeoloxodon jaw looks small next to it.

Due to the big size I had to remove a plank in one of the cabinets to expand the display space for my proboscidean collection which is quite an improvement aesthetically. 
I am currently at 7 proboscidean species (5 of which are in the proboscidean display) and I do hope to expand it at least 10 species in total. And I probably want to aqcuire a higher quality Wooly Mammoth molar as well than the one I already have to add it to this display as well.

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Here are some of my newest aquisitions to the collection. 
These are the first that have arrived of my latest buying spree, I do expect some more fossils in the coming days/weeks.

My depression ans anxiety attacks has been flaring up the last weeks so that usually results in me buying lots of stuff to make me feel better. It could be worse when it comes to destructive behaviour I guess :D 

 

The first items I recieved is this batch of shark teeth from the Tielt Formation, Egem, Belgium (Ypresian, Eocene, 53 mya)

The majority of the teeth are Striatolamia macrota and there is also a Odontaspis winkleri present

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A little vial with a drop of liquid Mercury. 

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A lovely sea bird jaw belonging to Procellariiformes order found in the Bahia Inglesa Formation, Atacama Desert, Copiapo, Chile (Pliocene, around 4 mya).

This piece both bigger and more beautiful than I anticipated, I am very glad I decided on purchasing this piece as I've been watching it for around 2 years now. 
Birds are currently very unrepresented in my collection so I am happy to have expanded on that a little with this magnificent piece. :) 

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The next piece is currently probably one of my rarest pieces in my entire collection. 

It's a piece of upper jaw from a Toxodon platensis which comes from an old collection, I currently have no information about the provenance of the piece other than it was found in South America (Pleistocene, between 2 - 0,7 mya)
I really love the teeth of this specimen, these animals had really cool looking teeth.

Toxodon belonged to a now extinct group of animals called the Notoungulates. 
Toxodon was also one of the fossils that Charles Darwin collected during his voyage with the HMS Beagle, many of these fossils that Darwin brought with him envoked many debates about the evolution and natural selection of animals.

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I also recieved a couple of risers one of which I placed in my Cenozoïc display in the showcase. 
Had to do some moving around to fit the bird jaw in as well :) 

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And I've also changed up some of my shark rikers as well.

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I am currently waiting on 2 Mosasaur vertebrae from different locations and an Allosaurid tooth.

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13 hours ago, Joe_17 said:

Do you create the little images on the info cards yourself?

 

No, I search for them on google until I find one (preferable an png or one with a transparent background) that I am happy with. :)

Then I just copy/paste it into my word file where I make the cards.

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49 minutes ago, ziggycardon said:

No, I search for them on google until I find one (preferable an png or one with a transparent background) that I am happy with. :)

Then I just copy/paste it into my word file where I make the cards.

 

If you ever find a pic to use that doesn't have a transparent background, give this a go--- https://www9.lunapic.com/editor/   or this   https://www.remove.bg/upload

 

They're pretty good at getting rid of the background. I use them for my t-shirt designs. 

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1 hour ago, FF7_Yuffie said:

 

If you ever find a pic to use that doesn't have a transparent background, give this a go--- https://www9.lunapic.com/editor/   or this   https://www.remove.bg/upload

 

They're pretty good at getting rid of the background. I use them for my t-shirt designs. 

Thank you! I always use lunapic to crop / scale my photos before I post on the forum. 

But I wasn't aware that it had that function as well, thank you for letting me know, I'll definiatly have a look at it. :)

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One of the two Mosasaur vertebraes arrived yesterday as well :) 
It's a cervical vertebra ID'd as Clidastes sp. found in the Taylor Group, Ozan Formation, North Sulfur River, Fannin County, Texas.
It comes from an old collection and was found in 1988.

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7 hours ago, ziggycardon said:

One of the two Mosasaur vertebraes arrived yesterday as well :) 
It's a cervical vertebra ID'd as Clidastes sp. found in the Taylor Group, Ozan Formation, North Sulfur River, Fannin County, Texas.
It comes from an old collection and was found in 1988.

 

Not bad! I've considered that one as well for a while. Looks better in your photographs, though ;)

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