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Has anyone ever come across a gorgonops fossil? Just out of curiosity I did a search, and got ZERO results for fossils for sale. Even super rare animal fossils come up with a result or two from something having been sold at some point in the past, or even from questioned fossils, but nothing, nadda, zilch! Lots of replicas, though.

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I believe they are found mainly in South Africa which has pretty strict fossil laws if memory serves.

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15 minutes ago, WhodamanHD said:

I believe they are found mainly in South Africa which has pretty strict fossil laws if memory serves.

Ahh, that'd do it...mystery solved...with a disappointing answer:/

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It had relatives (Inostrancevia) in Russia but I've never seen any of that for sale either.

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19 hours ago, siteseer said:

It had relatives (Inostrancevia) in Russia but I've never seen any of that for sale either.

That's a shame:/ they're always a very prominent feature in anything about the Permian era, so I would have imagined they were more prominent in reality, and the fossil record. Has anyone ever seen any other close relatives for sale? I used to hate them, but more recently, in the past number of years, since Ive become more interested in the Permian, they've begun to grow on me.

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1 hour ago, Still_human said:

they've begun to grow on me.

There you go.....

Just pluck one off and bury it for a couple of million years.:P:rofl:

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52 minutes ago, ynot said:

There you go.....

Just pluck one off and bury it for a couple of million years.:P:rofl:

:doh!:

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1 hour ago, JimB88 said:

Ive seen replica skulls on online; and the is a company that does replicas (for a lot of $$$$)

https://www.dinosaurcorporation.com/gorgonopsid.html

 

though the skull doesnt look like one to me

 

 

 

Yup, there are a LOT of replicas for sale! And yeah, I definitely don't see It either. Maybe the brain case...I could see that.

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its a skull, though one of a Pareiasaur instead of a Gogonopsid (they were the prey of the Gogonopsids)

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1 hour ago, JimB88 said:

its a skull, though one of a Pareiasaur instead of a Gogonopsid (they were the prey of the Gogonopsids)

Wow, i still can't tell what's what! Even after looking at other pictures. Well, I guess there goes my dream of becoming the worlds greatest Pareiasaur skull paleontologist:(

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6 hours ago, jdp said:

That skull is definitely a gorgonopsian.

Even knowing what specific animal the skull is of, is it difficult for you to make out, or can you see it clearly?

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