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  1. I'm a rock tumbler and I enjoy rock hounding as much as the tumbling. Two days ago I was hounding the river here in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada and found this guy...the shape stood out as it was not the usual river rounded rock I see and there have been dinosaur finds around here so I wondered if it could be a fossil. I know nothing about dinosaur fossils but it kinda looked like a joint bone?? When I got home I googled "dinosaur joint bone" and saw some images with similar shapes which brought me here. All opinions yay or nay welcome...
  2. Another important dinosaur paper that is paywalled. Went the rental route again. The paper takes the first good look at the Skull of the Dromaeosaurid, Saurornitholestes langstoni from the Dinosaur Park Formation. It provided great insight into Dromaeosaurid's and specifically the dentition which we as collectors are most interested in. Similar species are found in Montana's Judith River and Two Medicine Formation. The biggest surprise were the premaxillary teeth, they are distinctive, and teeth previously identified in the Dinosaur Park Formation as Zapsalis abradens can now be i
  3. hisbiskis

    A few troubling fossils

    Hey guys, I got a couple of fossils I am struggling to ID. All fossils shown were found in Fallen Timber creek, Ab, Canada. They were found along a rock bed along the creek itself. The first set of pics is a rather common fossil I find, with it being a imprint of some kind on a black rock. Was wondering if somebody could ID the actually imprint itself as I am having trouble doing so (think it is some kind of coral or other "aquatic vegetation"). The next set is a bone shaped object, looks to be the end of a joint. But I am unsure if it is just fracturing in
  4. hisbiskis

    Unknown fossil in sandstone

    Hey there, I am new to this forum and so far it seems very lovely. But I have found this fossil in a rock outcrop on a creek. I am unsure what it is and would be very thankful if someone could help out. The fossil itself is embedded in sandstone and has many grooves/lines coming from the top and trailing towards the stone itself (The larger specimens). The fossil was found at Fallen Timber creek (not the campground) in southern Alberta, Canada. (I would upload more images/angles), but for some reason it won't let me after two even after compressing the images)
  5. dinosaur man

    SS. Mount Temple video

    I just found this on YouTube, and thought that it was something interesting to share.
  6. dingo2

    Alberta Dinosaur Bone ID

    2.5cm x 2.5cm x 1.5cm Is it a skull? I am guessing the holes on the underside (right picture) will help determine what it is
  7. Hi, Is this a Dromeosaur vertebra centrum?, Is there anyway to tell If it is? It’s 1.56 inches long, and is from the Drumheller valley of the Horseshoe Canyon Formation of Alberta, Canada. Thank you!!
  8. dinosaur man

    Sauropods in Canada?

    Hi I’m wondering are there any Sauropods found in Canada (Alberta)? Wouldn’t it be possible to have Sauropods in Canada? Is there anything found? Thank you!!
  9. Hi I decided to make this since the new Tyrannosaur from Alberta’s Foremost Formation, Thanatotheristes deerootorum has just been named and described. Enjoy!! Tyrannosaur bearing Formations in Canada: Formations in Alberta but most of the Formations on my list are I Alberta anyway. Horseshoe Canyon Formation 74-68 million years ago, Alberta: Albertosaurus sarcophagus, possibly Daspletosaurus sp. but no compelling evidence so far. Oldman Formation 78.2-77 million years ago, Alberta: Daspletosaurus torosus, Gorgosaurus sp. Foremost
  10. dinosaur man

    Unknown tyrannosaur

    Hi I found this and am wondering is this a new species of tyrannosaur I don’t think it’s albertosaurus libratus because it is in a collection with gorgosaurus libratus and albertosaurus sarcophagcus so if it was albertosaurus libratus there would not be any specimens named gorgosaurus libratus there are other specimens then just this tooth too any information? Thanks.
  11. Hi I found this with the rest of my fossil replicas and was wondering if it could be a Rex tooth or another type of Tyrannosaur tooth. I don’t know if I can post this here or get an ID on it since it’s a replica but I got it at the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller, Canada it’s a replica of one of there specimens. And I just wanted to know what it could be since it seemed strange to me on how skinny and long it is, Thank you!!
  12. dinosaur man

    Thanatotheristes paper request

    Hi I was wondering is there any paper on Thanatotheristes that’s not pay-walled? Or an alternative way to get into the paper? I’ve found no way so far. Thank you!!
  13. Wendy from TX

    Alberta Fossil Hunting

    My husband and I are driving from Texas to Canada. We are both Science teachers and avid fossil hunters in TX. Could someone advise us on where we could collect fossils. I just want a few to bring back for my classroom and to my students. I educate about 350 students in the 6th grade each year with rocks and fossils found all over the US. Would love to find a few to show them. I would even be willing to bring some with me to exchange with you.
  14. Hi I found some of my photos from when I went to Alberta in 2018. I will post more tomorrow but I found this in particular really cool. It’s a comparison of the Dinosaur Park Formation, Dinosaur Provincial Park and the Horseshoe Canyon Formation, Horseshoe Canyon Drumheller. Both photos by me in 2018 I had them side by side each other. It just shows the different Ecosystems that where here millions of years ago!!
  15. dinosaur man

    3 new fossils

    Hi I just got these today and would like to show them. If you need more photos just ask. Thank you and enjoy!! Hadrosaur. indet carpel Horseshoe canyon formation, Drumheller valley, Alberta, Canada.
  16. Hi I decided to make a quick guide on how to ID Tyrannosaur teeth from the Belly River Group of Alberta, and the Judith River, Two Medicine Formations. I got this information on a study on how to ID isolated Tyrannosaur teeth from Dr. Angelica Torices. I’ll start off on saying Albertosaurus and Gorgosaurus are extremely alike not much differences in the morphology Daspletosaurus is a little bit Different, the morphology of these two Tyrannosaurs (Gorgosaurus and Daspletosaurus) are probably do to similar evolutionary history Gorgosaurus could of been Albertosaurus ancestor. Now I’ll tell you h
  17. Hi sometime later this year I will be going out West in Alberta, B.C and Saskatchewan. And I will be going down to Montana for 2 days to collect fossils since I can’t really do that in Alberta. I am wondering would I be able to bring those fossils into Alberta and then fly with them, and take them back to Ontario? Thank you!!
  18. dinosaur man

    Nanotyrannus in Canada

    Hi the debate about Nanotyrannus got me thinking is Nanotyrannus found in Alberta Canada in the Scollard or Frenchmen Formations. If not then it could be valid since T-Rex is found there and if it’s a juvenile Rex then there should be a least some evidence for It there, since T-rex’s are found there. And if so this could provide Nanotyrannus’s range.
  19. This report is a bit late, but better late than never! During late July through to mid August 2018 i was on a research trip to study a new Canadian dinosaur footprint site for my Masters degree project. I am based in Australia, and this was the first time i had been to Canada! So of course i had to make the most of it and pay a visit to the world renowned Dinosaur Provincial Park in southern Alberta, arguably the richest site in the world for dinosaur fossils. The park is the best exposure of the Dinosaur Park Formation (which it is now named after), which dates to about 76.5 million years ago
  20. Hi I recently found out that my new tyrannosaur species from my topic unknown Tyrannosaur happens to be a new species but not what I thought. It was already known to be a new species for a while. It turns out it's a Daspletosaurus sp., A unnamed Tyrannosaur that Currie recognized years ago to be a new species of Daspletosaurus from the Dinosaur park formation. Still not much research has been done on it. I decided to learn more on the Dinosaur park formation Daspletosaurus sp. But I can't find anything on it, no papers no information, other then a few mentions in some books and study's but tha
  21. Hi I just bought these two dinosaur fossils from Alberta Canada. A Ceratopsian vert and a Hadrosaur metatarsal. The colouring and look/preservation of the Hadrosaur metatarsal makes me think they didn’t come from the Horseshoe canyon formation like it says but instead the Dinosaur Park formation. since it doesn’t give much information other then the Horseshoe canyon formation it’s possible, Thanks for future help. Ceratopsian vert
  22. What are the odds? A chunk of amber with an aphid fossil pressed against a Dinosaur jawbone from Alberta. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/11/remarkable-fossil-features-insect-trapped-amber-stuck-dinosaur-jaw
  23. Asymmetric horns just like some deer antlers. So when half a skull is found, you can't assume the other side was symmetrical. How many times do we find half a skull? https://m.phys.org/news/2019-11-dinosaur-skull-paleontology-assumptions.html
  24. pawprints

    Some of my stuff

    I've not been able to get on this site as much as I would have liked to since I joined only a few months ago. I have a few bits that were left to me and I hold very near to me. Nothing here is for sale, but I just wanted to share some pictures of my collection. Please feel free to correct me, as I've self taught myself what some of these pieces are. My cousin's mother-in-law was one of the 1st amateur female paleontologists in Alberta and she has long passed and her item were given to me. Ammonite rugosa coral brachiopods garpike scales
  25. Hi I was wondering is the horseshoe canyon formation part of the belly river group?
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