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Thinking about purchasing this specimen 

Saurichthys, Triassic China, but want to make sure it checks out.

 

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@oilshale, @JBkansas, @pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon

 

It looks real. The tiny teeth let me think that the skull is real. I wont state anything on the complete specimen, because I have to little knowledge on them.

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I like fossils...

Thats all I have to say.

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15 minutes ago, Brevicollis said:

@oilshale, @JBkansas, @pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon

 

It looks real. The tiny teeth let me think that the skull is real. I wont state anything on the complete specimen, because I have to little knowledge on them.

Thank you

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14 minutes ago, svcgoat said:

Thank you

Better wait for others opinions, its better to have many more than one, because members can have different opinions on something. That what I said looks real, could look completly fake to someone else. And if many members share the same opinion, then its better to say "thank you" because you can be sure, that they agree on something:)

I like fossils...

Thats all I have to say.

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1 minute ago, Brevicollis said:

Better wait for others opinions, its better to have many more than one, because members can have different opinions on something. That what I said looks real, could look completly fake to someone else. And if many members share the same opinion, then its better to say "thank you" because you can be sure, that they agree on something:)

Of course I will wait for more opinions but still wanted to thank you for yours!

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The fish is genuine but unfortunately not well prepared. At least 5 different species of saurichthys can be found in the Triassic of Guizhou and Yunnan. An assignment is hardly possible without exact location information.

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Just now, oilshale said:

The fish is genuine but unfortunately not well prepared. At least 5 different species of saurichthys can be found in the Triassic of Guizhou and Yunnan. An assignment is hardly possible without exact location information.

What does a well prepared one look like? When I look up Saurichthys its hard to find a good example 

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Looks real to me but I'm better with reptiles of triassic china. There seems to be a lot of variability in the prep and matrix of these.

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Real, skull and frontal part of the body could be prepped better. I would assume that some parts of the body are scratched away (acid-prep?)

Nevertheless, a good, but not perfect specimen

They are not rare and some dealers in Asia sell them. Will be possible to get one at a reasonable price one day

I attach a pic, the blue surrounded parts looks like that there is some material missing. Frontal part could be there, but under matrix, the part at the end of the fish seems to be away

 

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Both not perfect, but at least not prepped with a Dremel.

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2 minutes ago, oilshale said:

 

That's a beautiful example.

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Genuine specimen but quite badly prepped.  It is interesting to find that most Saurichyths specimens are incomplete, possibly due to the very delicate body.  More complete specimens are sometimes found in unprepped plates that are in "soft" matrix.  See the following for comparison.

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