“Pterasaur Dinosaur Teeth”

Such was the headline of some teeth for sale I came across on a website the other day. While you can understand that a commercial site might not differentiate a pterosaur from a dinosaur, or would want to assocaite them together as the average punter may not know what a pterosaur is, the spelling is still not a great start. The description of the teeth though is truly bizarre:

“Genuine Pterasaur dinosaur tooth. These teeth are 2-4cm and are C-grade, economy price. They are of the dinosaur Rebbachisaurus, and Cretaceous age. They come from Morocco.”

I am *most* interested to learn that sauropods could fly, or that pterosaurs were 20 ton terrestrial grazers. Hardly fills you with confidence about their ability to identify other bones does it? (It was incidentally, as far as I could tell, a pterosaur tooth). What’s more odd was that the next item in their list were Rebbachisaurus teeth which were correctly identified as belonging to a sauropod dinosaur.

4 Responses to ““Pterasaur Dinosaur Teeth””

  1. 1 Albertonykus 12/06/2011 at 1:02 pm

    That is both sad and, in a way, very funny.

  2. 2 David 12/06/2011 at 2:02 pm

    That’s less odd when they’re next to each other on a list. Some text accidentally cut and pasted or not deleted…

    • 3 David Hone 12/06/2011 at 2:16 pm

      I did wonder if that had happened. But some of the other details were different, imply that they’d been written separately. If if they were cut together, it was exceptionally badly done. Still, the spelling mistake is pretty bad and basic.

  3. 4 Crazyharp81602 12/06/2011 at 7:39 pm

    Dinosaur Ignorance…. *sigh* As bad as the creationists.

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