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fossil_sea_urchin

I was looking through some fossils on an auction house website, when I saw some dinosaur eggs labelled as saltasaurus or argentinosaurus. 

 

Does anyone have any views on it?

 

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Kane

I removed the lot number as that may identify the seller, which is something we do not permit here as our focus is on establishing the authenticity of the specimen exclusively of any other considerations. ;) 

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fossil_sea_urchin
4 hours ago, Kane said:

I removed the lot number as that may identify the seller, which is something we do not permit here as our focus is on establishing the authenticity of the specimen exclusively of any other considerations. ;) 

Sorry.

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HamptonsDoc

Looks very real and looks like a South American Sauropod.... can't give you any more information than that based off what you provided.  Fossils from Argentina are highly illegal and will be repatriated if found.... I believe fossils from Uruguay are ok for export but I'm no law expert!

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Seguidora-de-Isis
3 hours ago, HamptonsDoc said:

Looks very real and looks like a South American Sauropod.... can't give you any more information than that based off what you provided.  Fossils from Argentina are highly illegal and will be repatriated if found.... I believe fossils from Uruguay are ok for export but I'm no law expert!

 

In Uruguay, people may have a collection of national fossils, but even if these fossils are in private collections, fossils are still considered state assets. But only fossils collected by the collectors themselves can be stored, because you can not buy or sell fossils in Uruguay. On the other hand, there are large holes in this law (La Ley de Patrimonio), and these holes imply that the sale of fossils is allowed, and many people in Uruguay use this hole (confusion in the law) to sell inside the country and even export the fossils. With all this, the chances of a Uruguayan fossil export being repatriated are remote, but in this case, it will be difficult even to prove that the Fossil Egg is from Uruguay and not from Argentina, because the oospecies of these two countries are practically the same. And this is because the two countries (Uruguay and Argentina are very close to each other). So the egg is from Uruguay, but in the absence of evidence, the egg may be from Argentina. :wacko:

 

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-Andy-

I am with @HamptonsDoc

 

The egg looks like the "typical" Saltasaurus from Argentina/Uruguay.

 

More pictures would be helpful, but for now I say it's genuine.

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fossil_sea_urchin

Thanks for the replies!

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