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Psittacosaurus skull or just a rock?

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Sauroniops

Was just looking through online, and found this item. Now, to me at least, I cannot see if this is just a regular rock. There seems to be some sort of honey-cone (bone) structure in some places, but I just cannot see how this is a real deal psittacosaurus skull. Seems a little too good to be true.

 

What are your opinions guys?

 

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Pemphix

IMO just a rock.

No bone material.

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LordTrilobite

This is just a rock with a suggestive shape. No bone structure or any details you'd expect from a real skull. I think this rock has been posted on the forum before though.

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Sauroniops
3 hours ago, LordTrilobite said:

This is just a rock with a suggestive shape. No bone structure or any details you'd expect from a real skull. I think this rock has been posted on the forum before though.

Aye, that was my first thought. There are a couple of holes that "could" look like bone structure up by the big hole in the rock. But that's it. Otherwise it just looks like some random rock anyone could find by the beach. 

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Sauroniops
40 minutes ago, ynot said:

Looks like a piece of an agate vein, not a fossil of any kind.

(But not "Just a rock"!):D

I don't know much about different minerals and such, so that's pretty useful! :)

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Fossildude19

So many clueless people selling so many rocks as fossils. :shakehead: 

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ynot
22 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

So many clueless people selling so many rocks as fossils. :shakehead: 

Anything for the almighty $.:shakehead:

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oilshale
23 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

So many clueless people selling so many rocks as fossils. :shakehead: 

 

Well, that's almost ok. They just have no idea and possibly too much imagination, but the people who sell stones as fossils against better knowledge make me furious.

Thomas

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Fossildude19
3 minutes ago, oilshale said:

 

Well, that's almost ok. They just have no idea and possibly too much imagination, but the people who sell stones as fossils against better knowledge make me furious.

Thomas

 

Agreed.  

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Pemphix
2 hours ago, ynot said:

Looks like a piece of an agate vein, not a fossil of any kind.

(But not "Just a rock"!):D

The intention was to make clear, that this is not a fossil at all.

If the rock contains agate veins, let it be like that :D:dinothumb:

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Bronzviking

Looking at a picture in Wikipedia, I don't see any similarities, especially the big eye sockets. Also I found a fossilized skull photo from National Geographic which gives you a good idea what it could look like.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psittacosaurus

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https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2013/08/23/out-of-many-psittacosaurus-one/

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ynot
3 hours ago, Pemphix said:

The intention was to make clear, that this is not a fossil at all.

Had too many tell Me a fossil is "just a rock".

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indominus rex

I messaged the seller before, I believe he didn’t respond. I can’t even remember how many of these sellers selling supposed “complete dino skulls” I have come across and messaged. I even reported a few. Be very wary with complete dino skulls and I recommend you to ask TFF if it catches your eye.

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RJB

Another good laugh for me.   Good luck though.

 

RB

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