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Dylanmacnish

Hello everyone,

 

 I’m looking at a  partial triceratops frill with tooth in original matrix.

 

 I only have very little experience with teeth and vertebrae.

 

 Would love to know what everyone’s thoughts are on it and if this is authentic or not?

Wyoming, montana Hell Creek formation.

 

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Troodon

Looks like Ceratopsian frill, veining and thickness looks right, however there no way to determine if its Triceratops. Where is the tooth?  Looks like Lance Fm, Wy.

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Dylanmacnish

 I was also looking at this one. Does this look like a much more convincing specimen? 

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Troodon

That looks more like a broken bone too smooth 

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Dylanmacnish

Thank you very much Troodon,

 

Its hard to trust online sellers these days. I might take a break from buying and try my hand at legal fossil hunting. 

 

It’s too bad i live in western australia. It makes things a tad difficult. Ill do some  research to find some good locations.

 

Also you asked about the tooth,  It’s the shiny black thing on the back of the matrix. 

 

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Troodon

Not sure thats a tooth looks awfully flat.  Could be a gar fish scale.   I think its good practice for all collectors to verify what they are buying and dont accept what is listed I just see to many misidentified items.

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ziggycardon
1 hour ago, Dylanmacnish said:

Also you asked about the tooth,  It’s the shiny black thing on the back of the matrix. 

 

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Looks like a fish scale to me, might be Lepisosteus

EDIT: Troodon beat me to it :D 

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Dylanmacnish

Yes it does look like a scale.

 Does it still look like a Ceratopsian frill.  If it does I’ll offer the seller a lower amount. 

 How does a scale and frill  and up in  such close proximity?

 

How did this happen, maybe the animal died near a water source or could they be separated in time by a few layers of rock? 

 

 

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Fossildude19

Please refrain from posting anything but pictures from online sellers. 

 

Most fossils are made due to being in water at some time. 

Gars apparently shed their scales fairly frequently. 

It would not be unusual to find fish scales with other fossils. 

 

 

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Troodon

Lots of what you see sold from these formations come from channel deposits and its very common to see gar fish scales.   

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