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  1. You can see the gills ok it and there are other types of fungi atop it. It's truly a magnificent and well preserved specimen and where I found it was in a rock bed of an apartment complex. I also possess a crystilized dragons heart if yall are interested in seeing that.
  2. Hello, i saw this big Spinosaurus tooth (14cm) on auction today, and it looks very good to me. But the root is a bit suspicious. It doesnt match with the colors and texture of the real tooth. Was a fake root formed to gain more centimeters to make it more valuebale ? It was found in the Kemkem beds of morocco.
  3. Hello all, Recently I purchased a pair of tooth from a seller who sold me real keichousaurus and another real frog fossil based on forum opinions. He says this pair is from the same animal. I don’t even know if it’s Smilodon or Machairodus, nor do I have information about locality except that it was originally from China. Main reason I’m asking the forum is that as this is my first time owning saber cat teeth I’m not sure if they are always this light? 31-33 grams per piece only. It doesn’t seem cast with the great amount of detail. And about restoration it was broken and repaired, which is what the seller also said. Best wishes
  4. I purchased this mammoth hair about 10 or so years ago. I was just wondering if it’s really mammoth hair or not. Thanks for any info.
  5. I was hoping I could get some feedback on whether this fossil is real or not. The bones and scales definitely look real to me even under magnification. The thing that is throwing me is the matrix. It looks like plaster to me rather then rock. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated and if anyone knows the species that would be great as well.
  6. Hi guys, on a website I found this dinosaur footprint for sale. It was discovered in Germany. In your opinion is it real o fake? Thanks a lot!
  7. Hello, i'm currently looking at acquiring a Keichousaurus Hui fossil and was wondering if anyone could review the images and give feedback on whether its real, and in what level of condition this sits at if so. i.e is this in poorer condition due to prep, etc. Thanks in advance!
  8. The seller said its a real pterosaur tooth but im a bit suspicious can it come from another animal or just complete fake?
  9. Hi guys, I bring you this new topic regarding this 8cm Spinosaurus sp. claw. Do you think it's real or fare? I rely on you who are certainly more prepared than me ahahahahah. Thank you very much!
  10. Hi! I recently purchased the following Keichousaurus Hui. Although I have a modest fossil collection primarily consisting of Trilobites, this is my first Keichousaurus fossil. I had a chance to inspect the fossil first hand in the store before purchasing and while it looks quite nice to me, I would appreciate feedback from this group. IMHO, the piece is very attractive and presentable as a display piece (and it carried a correspondingly 'display piece' price!). I don't have any major concerns other than maybe the piece is too nice as it is nearly symmetrical, the detail is very fine, etc. Here is what I have observed: 1) The fossil is extremely 3D with well defined relief. Bones are thick, heavy, dark and well articulated. The fingers and toes in particular are very well defined. 2) The neck loop is very unique and the 'physical loop looks right' in that the bones go under and around each other in a believable way. 3) I did a very light acetone test on most bones, including the fingers and there was a bit of soil that came up. I did not see evidence of ink, nor did any of the bone detail wipe off. 4) The head is very detailed with needle like bones that might be teeth? 5) The matrix is soft and from the side is clearly layered. The back side of the matrix is flaking off and has a section that appears a little glossy... perhaps epoxy of some kind was used to shore up a weak back side? 6) There are thin cracks/striations that cross the specimen. These line up with the natural lines of the animal, so it does not appear that it is a composite. 7) There are no bubbles that I can see. 8) There appear to be a jumbled lump of bones in the gut... maybe the little guy's last meal? I have a ten day purchase guarantee from the seller and would love to keep this piece for display. Would appreciate the experts in this forum to help give me some confidence as to the quality of this piece, thank you! Jason
  11. I am really considering aquiring this claw. I would have to sell some stuff for it but I really want to be sure. Handclaw of a Suchomimus. Niger. Besides the obvious repair and prep it needs. Do you guys see issues or things to avoid?
  12. Came across with this cheap bargain hadrosaur egg, wondering if its actually a crushed egg or just rock and dirt concretion, the dealer gave me a video of it but im not sure if i can post it here so il just post the image.
  13. So these possible eggs (rocks) were acquired from a chinese dealer back in the 70's and somehow came to a local shop to me where they knew nothing about authenticating them. The information I was told is they are from the Hunan Province in China. They were told to have been placed in the matrix base. Measurements: Egg 1- 4"x4" Egg 2- 4"x4" Egg 3- 4.5"x4.5" I even got them CT scanned which you can see the kinda blurry results but i'm curious... Are they real?... If so what kind?
  14. I'm thinking about buying this Keichsosaurus, found in China, at Taiwan since 1980. Since there are so many fakes of the Keichsosaurs out there: is it real or a colorful fake? Size: 23 x 12 cm Size Keichosaurus: about 29 cm long, male
  15. Hi! Is this a real egg? It's for sale as Segnosaurus galbinensis from Ganzhou (China, Cretaceous). Can be true? Thanks
  16. Looking at purchasing this oviraptor egg. Is it 100% real and natural or has it been restored / repaired in some areas.
  17. Came across this tooth on the internet. Although not my own interest, it does make an interesting conversation. How much of this tooth is real? It's 7,5 inches in length. Spinosaurid.
  18. Hi I’ve been looking for a juvenile T Rex tooth and I came across this one, I was wondering if I can have some help to see if this is real? Thanks -Daniel
  19. I need some opinions on this one, is it real and what genus is it? It isn't a Hollardops and it is quite small.
  20. Hi all my first thread here… How to tell if this is a real saber tooth skull? Data I know so far makes me suspicious… Origin: Asia / Hong Kong Dealer: Private CoA: Nothing, only photos. Provenance: bought at a fossil fair in 1980 (so, nothing to validate here…) The skull was prepped with a liquid to prevent sucking up water from air. Kind regards flashy
  21. Opinions on these images? Mosasaur skull seems too good to be true for a size this big from what I’m seeing but I don’t know how to judge. It looks relatively real to me but wanted you guys to weigh in. It’s like 3 feet long.
  22. I am looking for a nice Ungual claw. Hadrosaur. So this one looked nice in the first place. Says to be a PES claw from an Edmontosaurus. 2 11/16 x 2 3/4 in size. Hell Creek Fm., Garfield county Montana USA Is everything natural with this one or should i be searching for a better one?
  23. I recently bought the "fossil" pictured below. I was told it was a dinosaur but that was all they knew. Because of the lack of information and the low price, I'm inclined to believe it is a fake. However, it looks very real, though I would guess it's an aquatic lizard, not a dinosaur. I wanted to get the opinion of those in this forum as to whether or not it is real, and regardless of authenticity, see if anyone knows what animal it is. The slab is about 9 x 5/12 inches (23 x 14 centimeters). Also note that my camera auto adjusts the pictures and adds extra contrast, making the fossil in the picture look extra dark and the slab lighter. The first picture is the most color accurate. Thank you all!
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