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I tend to track some high end auction sites that deal in (sometimes) complete fossil skeletons. One of these is offering a Dire Wolf Skull. Since it is a for sale site, I do not link to it.  However, the seller does provide DETAILED Photo enhancement capability, and the writeup is excellent.

So, TFF forum rules, can I cut/paste the photos and the text to this TFF thread for all to evaluate?

This would certainly fall into fair use of the materials, even if copyrighted, which I doubt.

Dire Wolf. Canis dirus. Pleistocene. Nodaway River, Page County, Iowa, USA

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I think I have a piece of this but not that big of a piece...

 

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Fossildude19

We try not to identify sellers in any way. 

Photos only, no advertising copy.  

Anyone who wants more info on the seller can PM Shellseeker.

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Macrophyseter

Well even a piece of that thing is super rare to get in my eyes

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Shellseeker
5 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

We try not to identify sellers in any way. 

Photos only, no advertising copy.  

Anyone who wants more info on the seller can PM Shellseeker.

Thanks Tim, cleanup appreciated and getting my head clarified on what is TFF permissible helps also.  Jack

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Fossildude19

No worries, Jack. 

Happy to help out.  :) 

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LiamL

Just seen the price of it :blink:

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ynot

Nice tooth Jack!

I agree that it could be a dire wolf.

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HamptonsDoc

Definitely some nice things in that up coming auction, I was actually browsing it this morning!  If you haven't purchased from one of these high end auction houses before just be sure you understand the buyers premium- typically you pay an additional 20-25% of your max bid to the auction house.  They also are always very helpful when you email them for more information and pictures about the lots you're interested in before the auction.

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JohnBrewer
3 hours ago, LiamL said:

Just seen the price of it :blink:

Me too:faint:

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UtahFossilHunter

That's an impressive skull. I didn't know dire wolf skulls were so rare.

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jpenn
45 minutes ago, UtahFossilHunter said:

That's an impressive skull. I didn't know dire wolf skulls were so rare.

The only place where Dire Wolf Skulls are common is on the wall of the George Page Museum at La Brea, where they have a mind-bogglingly numerous display of skulls. Every time I see the pictures I can't help but think "can't they let me have just one?"

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Archie

That's a beautiful tooth!

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Shellseeker
20 hours ago, SULLY said:

It’s like fossil porn :wub:

 

Yes Sully,  that is exactly with I thought as I blanched at the price tag.. I had not recalled seeing the perfection of this skull anywhere, and I wanted to hang on to it, just in case I found another jaw segment, carnassial, canine, etc...

and knew I would post it here for sharing with those who might appreciate it as I do.  Thanks to all for good comments on this one..

 

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