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Masp

This is an Oviraptor egg, 

 

Eastern Asia, 60% eggshell coverage. 80 million years old. 

 

 It seems authentic to me, but I’m not an expert.  Do you believe that this is authentic (and definitely an Oviraptor egg)? Also is this is a quality specimen? Thanks 

 

 

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LordTrilobite

Eggs like these are faked a lot. But this one looks like it might be real.

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JarrodB

If that's fake it sure fooled me. Nice egg. 

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DLB

i will be geting one from this seller soon i can tell you if he is legit seller when mine gets here in a few days.

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Masp

 Thanks so much for the feedback. Would you say that this fossil in particular is one of quality from the looks of it ?

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HamptonsDoc

This egg looks authentic to me. As far as quality it’s missing about half the shell- the entire underside is bare showing where the shell was but the shell on the top side looks mostly there. There are better quality eggs but price will significantly increase as does quality. A perfect egg of this type can go for $2k-3k and are very rare to come by! Depending on budget and how quickly you want one this could be a good starter Oviraptor egg. 

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aeon.rocks
8 hours ago, HamptonsDoc said:

A perfect egg of this type can go for $2k-3k and are very rare to come by! Depending on budget and how quickly you want one this could be a good starter Oviraptor egg. 

 

Unless you live in China and can buy dozzens for as little as 30$-100$ per single egg at local fossil-shows. Very rare to come by and hence inflated price&demand only because of export legislation.  :angry:

 

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HamptonsDoc
9 hours ago, aeon.rocks said:

 

Unless you live in China and can buy dozzens for as little as 30$-100$ per single egg at local fossil-shows. Very rare to come by and hence inflated price&demand only because of export legislation.  :angry:

There are some nice eggs on that table! :drool:

 

Dino eggs are like the diamond industry- restrict supply to keep prices up.

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CBchiefski
On 9/20/2018 at 9:20 AM, Masp said:

This is an Oviraptor egg, 

 

Eastern Asia, 60% eggshell coverage. 80 million years old. 

 

 It seems authentic to me, but I’m not an expert.  Do you believe that this is authentic (and definitely an Oviraptor egg)? Also is this is a quality specimen? Thanks 

 

 

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Take note of the texture and tiny pore openings, also look at the cross-section of the shell, based on these plus overall shape it does appear to be real. If you look closely you can see the two layers of the shell, it is hard to see but actually visible. For your question on it being "definitely an Oviraptor egg" well that is a little complex. Scientifically, this egg belongs to the Elongatoolithidae family, of that you can be fairly certain and based on embryonic discoveries this family is very likely to be the eggs from Oviraptors.  So in simple terms, probably, but the correct way to label any egg is with the ootaxon and not with the dinosaur it may or may not be from.

 

20 hours ago, HamptonsDoc said:

This egg looks authentic to me. As far as quality it’s missing about half the shell- the entire underside is bare showing where the shell was but the shell on the top side looks mostly there.

 

Agreed on the eggshell present, not going to make any comments on value or price.

11 hours ago, aeon.rocks said:

 

Unless you live in China and can buy dozzens for as little as 30$-100$ per single egg at local fossil-shows. Very rare to come by and hence inflated price&demand only because of export legislation.  :angry:

 

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O, very nice! We do actually have some fine examples here in America as well:

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Masp

@CBchiefski thanks so much for your input. Not regarding price, but about the quality in your opinion, is this something worth looking into, or is it something to be more patient with and pass? I know it’s up to the buyer, but I know litte about dinosaur eggs and I’m not sure how often ones of this quality appear, etc. 

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HamptonsDoc
1 minute ago, Masp said:

I’m not sure how often ones of this quality appear

This is about average quality for what appears on the market outside of Asia.  Better ones do show up but you need to be patient for them to appear.  Its a personal decision if this is the right egg for you.  You could always buy it and hold on to it and if one of better quality shows up you could always resell this one.

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HamptonsDoc
47 minutes ago, CBchiefski said:

We do actually have some fine examples here in America as well

We do but unfortunately these never show up on the market for collectors... Most are tucked away in museums and universities.

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CBchiefski
19 hours ago, Masp said:

@CBchiefski thanks so much for your input. Not regarding price, but about the quality in your opinion, is this something worth looking into, or is it something to be more patient with and pass? I know it’s up to the buyer, but I know litte about dinosaur eggs and I’m not sure how often ones of this quality appear, etc. 

Go with what HamptonsDoc said, personally I pay little mind to what is on the market so am not in a position to say. I can give my opinion on if it is real or fake and an ID, but little past that.
 

19 hours ago, HamptonsDoc said:

We do but unfortunately these never show up on the market for collectors... Most are tucked away in museums and universities.

I suppose so.

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aeon.rocks

 

CBchiefski, great specimens! Thanks for sharing, I have not seen many.

 

On 9/21/2018 at 11:52 PM, HamptonsDoc said:

We do but unfortunately these never show up on the market for collectors... 

 

These shows in China are supplying fossils to Chinese museums and universities aswell. There are a lot of nice eggs on those tables, imagine this is only a small part of all these chinese shows. You could actually buy by the dozzens... Photos are from Thomas K., btw.

 

 

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Masp

Does anyone know of any good site or source of reading material for learning about dinosaur eggs? 

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DLB

so here is the pics of the one i got. you tell me real or fake? sure looks good in person as much as i can tell looks real.

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DLB

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DLB

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HamptonsDoc
7 hours ago, DLB said:

 

so here is the pics of the one i got. you tell me real or fake? sure looks good in person as much as i can tell looks real.

 

Looks good! Congratulations!!

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DLB
6 hours ago, HamptonsDoc said:

Looks good! Congratulations!!

I want to say thank again by the way  ;)

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Masp
14 hours ago, DLB said:

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Very, cool congrats on that

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