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  1. I have been reading up on Moroccan mosasaurs and one point of confusion that I have run into is differentiating teeth from Prognathodon anceps and Prognathodon giganteus. There seems to be a great deal of overlap in their descriptions and occasional contradictions in the scientific literature. The first issue I’ve noticed is that there seems to be a great deal of confusion over what to even call the two species. Leiodon anceps (Owen, 1841-1845) was based on two tooth fragments and a section of jawbone. The genus was renamed Liodon by Agassiz (1846) because the
  2. pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon

    The great (crocodile) tooth identification game

    Some time ago I came across this seller selling a lot of pliosaur teeth without provenance, most of which can be attributed to misidentified teeth of Zarafasaura oceanis, the elasmosaurid of the Moroccan phosphates. However, amongst these same teeth, I also came across the below few of teeth that I'm having difficulty identifying. Tooth 5 is obviously a mosasaurid tooth from the Ouled Abdoun basin and probably belongs to Eremiasaurus heterodontus; tooth 1 seems to originate in the Kem Kem; and I suspect there are at least a few crocodile teeth amongst the rest (at least tooth 4). But I've grow
  3. Hello to everybody! I'm kinda new here, but before I start I must say I really love this forum! It has really great vibes and you instantly can tell that this is a good and friendly community! So, I am ziggycardon, I live in Belgium, close to the border of the Netherlands and when we start speaking geologically, I live on the same cretaceous sediments as where the first major Mosasaurus discoveries where done! Unfortunatly I have never been on a fossil hunt myself and everything currently in my collection was bought or given to me. But I hope to change that soon, as I am dyi
  4. RickCalif

    Real Mosasaurus jaw section?

    From oued zem maestrichian phosphate bed Moroccan..traded some Carcharodon planus for what I believe or hope is an actual Mosasaurus jaw section Hope someone here can make a stab at what Mosasaurus it may be from.
  5. Ahoi. Another marine tetrapod. To be perfectly clear, This is a commercially bought Model which I changed to my ideas.Like my marine sloth and most of my dino- and other saurian ,models, but not my whales. I ordered the model from geoworld because some of the line had been quite nice. When I first saw it I didn´t think I could make something for my collection out of it. Tried it anyway. Because of the size in my chosen scale of 1/20 I decided to model it on Platecarpus, although I don´t claim to be accurate to even genus level. It´s just the medium s
  6. Hi again! I figured since you were all so helpful with the fake trilobite that'd I would show you the mosa tooth I bought from the same seller. How does this look? It hasnt arrived yet so this picture came from the seller. Then as a bonus, this is the trilobite I'm thinking of getting to replace the fake I'm sending back. This one has to be real right?
  7. My main concern, is it composite? What can you tell from these pictures?
  8. Kurufossils

    Large NJ Cretaceous Bone

    Found this thick bone piece in a new jersey cretaceous creek and wonder if its possible to maybe id since one side has a distinct rough texture while the other is flatter and striated, I would guess either large turtle, mosasaur, or dinosaur. My friend joked its a theropod maxilary skull fragment, but we all know around here that material seems close to impossible to come across haha. Interested to hear any other thoughts.
  9. Hi dear forumers. Need you help. May be some of you have a proper experience in printing 3d models of fossils. The great task appeared in my path. I trying to make a paleontology museum in my town. Our family have a more than 20 years of experience in paleohunting an we dream about showing to people what a beautyful and unique ancient creatures have been living here, near our home. And we want to show how interestin is our sciense: paleontology. We have a thousands of fossils of all systems from middle jurassic series, all of cretaceous systems to miocene series, in 300km zone aroun our
  10. Hi everyone! With my 6 years old son we have bought this precious tooth in a prestigious shop at Barcelona. They have tell us that is a Mosasaurus tooth, but I think not. It looks more a Spinosaurus tooth, maybe (sorry if I'm talking absurdity, I'm totally newbie...). The teller at shop was not the usual one, and it was not possible to ask him more information. Please, may you help me to identify the correct "former owner" for this tooth? My son and I will be very grateful for that. I'm posting some photos for the piece. The first one is from the other pieces at shop, that
  11. I was in creek bed and I came across several of these. I think they a mosasaururs am I correct? I was hunting for a couple of hours Saturday and Sunday. I found 15 different verts. busy weekend.
  12. Found it on online. Please tell me these are not fakes?
  13. I bought this Moroccan mosasaurus tooth in matrix some time ago. As you can see, it has a long scrape down the side. When I got it, I assumed it the tooth was damaged when it was discovered or prepared in Morocco. However, I saw a tooth for sale the other day on a website with a similar mark described as "feeding damage." What do you all think? Anyone seen this sort of thing before? Is there any way to tell feeding damage versus a more mundane type of damage?
  14. Kurufossils

    Big Brook Jaw Section?

    Hello everyone, I was in Big Brook nj for a little while today and found this interesting bone. I'm not to sure if it's identifiable but it does remind me of a jaw section like a mosasaur or croc. Any help will appreciated, if I missed an angle or need additional pictures do let me know.
  15. musicnfossils

    Spinosaurus or Mosasaurus

    Hello all. I bought this very neat large framed fossil a while back and the label says; “Fossil Vertebrae Dinosaur Spinosaurus Or Reptile Mosasaurus” Since I’m puzzled as the dealer was, though I lean Mosasaurus, I’m hoping some of you can help me identify what it is that I have. Personally I’m happy with either, especially considering the crazy deal I got on this specimen. If more images are needed I’ll provide them. Thanks in advance.
  16. Hi everyone, I have the opportunity to enlarge my fossil collection with a mosasaurus skull. However I am still not sure if this one is real or not. The teeth seem real but the skull make me doubt... can someone help me ? best regards Thomas
  17. Here are my new fossils! And how my collection looks now. For size comparison the enchodus tooth to the right in the picture of the entire collection is 5,6cm long (2.2 Inches long)
  18. BlueFire0044

    Just bought some fossils:)

    I ordered 3 Mosasaurus teeth, 1 Crow shark tooth and 1 Enchodus tooth. Do they seem real? And do they have any signs of restoration?
  19. Hello, i am a Student from Germany. I have recieved the Task of analyzing the huge fossil Collection of my School, which includes this tooth. According to a profile (that appears to have been made by a fifth or sixt-grader), it is from Oued-Zem / Khouribgha, morocco. My best guess is that it is from Prognathodon. It is about 2,5 to 3 cm Long and 1 cm thick. Many thanks in Advance!!!
  20. Hi all, Just looking for some advice. Does this matrix look legit? Or has this mosasaur tooth been placed? cheers
  21. mosasaurmaastrichtian_fox_hills_fmwiswesterninterior_seawayusahe_synonymy_of_mosasaurus_maximus_with_mosasaurus_hoffmanni_reptilia_mosasauridae.pdf A mosasaur from the Maastrichtian Fox Hills Formationof the northern Western Interior Seaway of the United Statesand the synonymy of Mosasaurus maximus with Mosasaurus hoffmanni (Reptilia: Mosasauridae) Netherlands Journal of Geosciences —– Geologie en Mijnbouw | 94 – 1 | 23-37 | 2015
  22. Could experts share the primary indicators to check for regarding authenticity of a Mosasaurus jaw specimen? - specifically root / tooth junctures. I’m aware of the sophistication of fakes in the market. Below is a recent purchase - I’d like feedback on details to look for in verifying authenticity. Thank you!
  23. Good Morning everyone, I have a toddler who recently got very much into dinosaurs and fossils which eventually brought back all my childhood afflictions and memories to same. We stopped my a small fossil shop near Austin where we both went crazy with all the variety. Needless to say he got some very nice, small items. I spent quite a lot on a few pieces with the hype and childhood yearn to always have in possession a few Real items. Upon our arrival at home and in closer inspection as well as researching online, I'm not sure if I purchased authe
  24. Alex Gu

    What mosasaurus is it ?

    What mosasaurus is it? I bought it as Globidens phosphaticus but I find the bone is from another kind of Mosasaurus. And the seller stick them together. Can someone tell me what specie does the bone belong to? Thanks. Picture 3 is what it looks like at the begining.
  25. anastasis008

    Mosasaur jaw in matrix

    Hello, so I was thinking about buying this piece but i would love it if I could remove the matrix from it to make it look better. Is this possible? Thanks-
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