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Any repair work on this Pterosaur jaw?

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msantix

Recently i purchased this lower pterosaur jaw fragment (23cm in length) and i have been paying it off bit by bit (currently on hold). The seller claims absolutely no work has been done to it though it looks like there has been a repaired crack about one third down the jaw. I wanted to ask whether anyone can see if there has been any work done to it that isn't listed or that i haven't spotted. To me it looks good and looks mostly natural (except maybe the repaired crack). I don't have the fossil yet so i hope the pictures are enough. Thanks in advance.

 

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Fossildude19

Brightened, enlarged,  and cropped.

 

5cc85eb32b172_pteroa006.thumb.jpg.60352ae49f01f9118ef0d3c47b5f33c4.jpg  largepterojaw_006.JPG

 

 

 

largepterojaw_005.JPG  largepterojaw_004.JPG   5cc85e99e8461_pteroa001.thumb.JPG.9619bad8766040c587a08500104d9e21.JPG

 

 


   

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
38 minutes ago, msantix said:

To me it looks good and looks mostly natural (except maybe the repaired crack).

I'm no expert on these types of fossils but we get soooo much of this kind of material that has been enhanced/repaired/filled and altered to fix irregularities.  I'd be curious about these filled spots .. breaks ... missing bits etc ...

 

There is more on each of these images but I just marked up half of what I am seeing. Good luck !

 

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Cheers,

Brett

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msantix
2 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Brightened, enlarged,  and cropped.

 

Thank you!

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goatinformationist

Might still be worth the money.

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msantix

A few other pics that might help

 

5cc93e7cbb25d_pteroa007.thumb.jpg.79407a73c54303aefdf6bd321dfc8025.jpg

5cc93e9491699_pteroa0035138.thumb.JPG.7b8a47bfa6af3310f87e84239224c7d5.JPGlargepterojaw_001.JPG.532edfca1bef030f829d8d7931e71478.JPG

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Fitch1979

I can tell you that this piece is the real deal. They are extremely brittle pieces who can stand not the lightest tick against it. Considering this, it's already a miracle to find one, let stand one that is quite intact as this one is. Who cares about a little filling to cover up a 2-5% missing surface?

 

Only thing I would be missing is the tip of the beak. But else .. great piece

 

 

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msantix

Thanks, i don't mind a bit of fill, i think it is just a question of how much fill is on the fossil. It would of also been helpful if the seller did mention any filled fractures the fossil might have.

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