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Simbi Laveau

Dragon Skeleton found in China Sea

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dharma warrior

Doesn't appear to be a sea going ostrich or marine kangaroo.

Curious!

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OverSword

hoax hoax hoax. There is absolutley no flesh left on the bones and yet enough cartlidge to hold the entire skeleton together? Right.

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SpiritWriter

I like dragons with arms and legs better :) the ones with wings are the best. Great find I think. Even if it isnt a dragon its obscure enough not to be easily identified so that must mean something.. like they are rare, have little relatives, have good hiding places and take a long time to die... probably something like a lochness creature?

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xYlvax

The skull greatly resembles an ox or an impala..

I would love if this thing had dna tests run and doesn't suddenly disappear, or get thrown back into the ocean.

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SpiritWriter

Yeah probably a shark with pieces missing

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DieChecker

It is definately a fish. The tail shows clearly that this is a upright "fish like" tail, not a fluke or flipper like a mammal would have.

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And the vertebrae look like fish to me also. Sharks and other fish have those slots in the bones, while whale bones are solid. Shark vertebrae can even be made into beads for jewelry.

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Whale vertebrae...

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Q-C

Apparently "sea creature" in English is also "sea creature" in Chinese. Heard it twice.

Back to the mystery...

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DieChecker

Kind of looks like the skeleton of a Great White shark. The tail matches up as does the nose of hte skull.

dragonskeleton.jpg

800px-Carcharodon_carcharias_skeleton.jpg

Source: Wikipedia - Great White Shark.

Take away the jaws and the rest of the fins and other bits and the skull is almost the same. And look at the spines on the Great Whites tail and compare to the tail section of the monster.

Could be another shark species, but clearly is an open ocean type of shark.

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Marozi

As you said it could be another shark. The tail and skull structure is pretty similiar in those sharks so I would like to know a more specific detail before I agree to a Great White,Its certainly not a frilled shark btw the cranium of Chlamydoselachus africana for example is obviously very different (http://www.mlml.calstate.edu/system/files/private/Ebert%2526Compagno%20C_africana%20sp%20n%202009.pdf) and probably the skull of C. anguineus is it too.

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Xanthurion2

Not a shark, It's Shenron's baby dammit! :sk

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ouija ouija
:st ANYONE ELSE SEE HOLES FOR TUSKS???
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Pop It and Shove It

Kind of looks like the skeleton of a Great White shark. The tail matches up as does the nose of hte skull.

dragonskeleton.jpg

800px-Carcharodon_carcharias_skeleton.jpg

Source: Wikipedia - Great White Shark.

Take away the jaws and the rest of the fins and other bits and the skull is almost the same. And look at the spines on the Great Whites tail and compare to the tail section of the monster.

Could be another shark species, but clearly is an open ocean type of shark.

This made me chuckle :P the point is we can't take away anything, only analyse it as it is. Wouldn't it be cool if it turned out dragons did exist after all? Not that they would have breathed fire but just that there would be some truth in the myth.

I agree there does appear to be holes for tusks or some kind of head gear.

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ouija ouija

stock-photo-skull-of-an-african-wart-hog-on-a-black-background-115024657.jpg

African Wart Hog ....... are we getting closer? (Missing lower jaw, obviously).

Yes, the more I look at warthog skulls the more I'm convinced that's what it is ...... with the spine of something else attached and the lower jaw missing.

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andy hair candy

In china If it has a pulse, its lunch. This was just somebodies leftovers

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DieChecker

As you said it could be another shark. The tail and skull structure is pretty similiar in those sharks so I would like to know a more specific detail before I agree to a Great White,Its certainly not a frilled shark btw the cranium of Chlamydoselachus africana for example is obviously very different (http://www.mlml.cals...a sp n 2009.pdf) and probably the skull of C. anguineus is it too.

I was looking for a frilled shark skull online... Your Kung Fu must be better then mine. :nw:

The eye sockets of the frilled shark fit in with the "tusk holes", but the nose does not quite match. Could be a cousin species to the Frilled shark maybe?

Also from what I read, the Frilled Shark usually is less then 2 meters long, and this "dragon was almost 4 meters long.

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DieChecker

Oh yeah!!!

Found this....

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dragonskeleton.jpg

Looks very close in my opinion.

Anyway.... CLEARLY a shark.

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DieChecker

Could be a similar shaped shark.

Bull sharks... Great White sharks... Tiger sharks... Bronze whaler... Mako... Whitetip...

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/info/sharksmart/identifying-sharks

All reach 3.5 meters and have similar head anatomy, so it could be any large shark.

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Zeta Reticulum

Sharks don't have skeletons... they have cartilage instead of bones, except for their jaws.

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DieChecker

Sharks don't have skeletons... they have cartilage instead of bones, except for their jaws.

True, and yet the cartilage can last quite a while longer then the flesh, and can even be collected washed up on beaches and made into jewelry/beads. It is not jelly after all, but a hard non-calcified material.

Lots of fossilized shark vertebrae are found around the world in ocean fossil beds.

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Sundew

The more photos that you guys put up, the more I think it is a shark's remains. Too bad, I was hoping for a Mosasaur, lol.

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Ashotep
DragonLSmiley_zps0cf718d2.gif I'm starting to think Shark or Dolphin but that wouldn't be as cool as a dragon or get the media attention. DrangonRSmiley_zps4b71b75d.gif Edited by Hilander
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xYlvax

After all of those marvelous shark pictures, I'm rooting towards shark myself.

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Talion

No, not shark, this is something "different".

These are veteran fisherman who have seen a lot, they would know a shark carcass if it was so.

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