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Wolf89

I was wondering if this was real. Thanks

 

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Wolf89

I was also wondering what would be  the most likely age, formation and where these are usually from.

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Fossildude19

This looks completely fake: carved/painted, to me.  :unsure: 

Also, considering that it is illegal to export most vertebrate fossils from China, they get around the law by making "art". :rolleyes: 

I would keep away, unless you were to get it for very cheap - 20 bucks or so. 

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doushantuo

I've remarked on the taxonomy of "Sinohydrosarus"( a junior synonym) a while back.

I kinda trust Tim on the recognition of fakes.

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Fossildude19
5 minutes ago, doushantuo said:

I've remarked on the taxonomy of "Sinohydrosarus"( a junior synonym) a while back.

Ben, 

Could you post a link  to that here? 

Might be useful for others to see. :) 

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Barby

 

i would be suspicious of this specimen  -- it is definitely painted to highlight the "bones". It looks like one of those items frequently for sale at fossil shows - they are all completely perfect and completely articulated -- and--all the same. They're casts, or imprints , made to be sold as originals....probably aren't any bones in there....

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doushantuo

probably made because of after the discovery of viviparity* in this choristodere..

*giving birth to live young.

things like that always generate interest..

 

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Tidgy's Dad

Run away! :o

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LordTrilobite

I agree, fake.

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JohnBrewer
4 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Here is what I'm seeing...

 

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So as a piece of artwork, it's nice, ... but they try to pass these off as real fossils. Not cool, in my opinion. :( 

Well you don’t get more thorough than that!

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SULLY

It's definitely a fake. I have had to learn the hard way like many of us on specimens. If it looks that nice and pristine and it's not an outrageous amount of money, then it's going to be fake. I'm not saying you can not find nice quality specimens for an affordable price. But what I am say is if someone was selling a $100k sports car for $15k, that's an obvious red flag. It sucks because you are trying to convince yourself that it is real and you are just getting a crazy deal. But at the end of the day, reality is reality. Just my .02

 

            Sincerely, J

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steelhead9

I agree, fake. Oddly, most of the sinohydrosaurus are fake while most of the keichousaurs are real. Go figure. 

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Barby

Yeah. Heeee! I'm always amused to see so many of these PERFECT tiny skeletons. I've never found a totally complete skeleton of anything--always something missing....

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doushantuo

John!!

Long time no see!

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Wolf89

Thanks all!!

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Samuel.B Dino
23 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Here is what I'm seeing...

So as a piece of artwork, it's nice, ... but they try to pass these off as real fossils. Not cool, in my opinion. :( 

Ya that’s not cool to make a person think that the fossil is real  

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