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Meet Baby Bob! -

Robert with baby Rex Femur Rooted tooth rooted toth two

Baby Bob is the smallest scientific specimen of T.Rex to date with a 25 in or 63.5 cm femur. Making this the smallest T.Rex to date with 20% or more of a skeleton. Rooted teeth from the baby bob T.Rex specimen.

From the Billings Gazette:                                                                                                                            
Kansas fossil hunters think Montana find could be a first

Ankylosaur Skull

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Two Kansas fossil hunters say they think they found something new while digging in Montana. Jim Kirkland, a state paleontologist at the Utah Geological Survey, has examined photos of the fossil that Robert and Alan Detrich are uncovering and said it looks like a new type of ankylosaur. The low-slung heavily armored dinosaurs lived around 65 million years ago and munched on plants.

"This thing is worthy of note. There is no doubt about it," said Kirkland, who specializes in ankylosaurs. "In my mind it's clearly a new one."

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Associated Press | Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2011

Just Released:
A New Book With Bob Detrich
As The Main Character!

Robert at excavation site

Meet the Boneheads, a modern stone-age family: There's Stan and Steve Sacrisson, eccentric twins from South Dakota, with an uncanny sense for locating rexes. Though one is a gravedigger and the other sleeps in his car, the pair have discovered three of them. Then there's cowboy Bucky Derflinger who discovered two rexes and bought a cattle ranch with the million-dollar proceeds. And finally there's the tribe's monarch: Bob Detrich, a former male model and ball-bearing salesman who goes by the name Fossil King.

Polsky goes into the field to follow a childhood obsession, only to learn that finding a dinosaur is a rocky journey. So come along with Richard Polsky as he gets out into the field in pursuit of a T. rex of his own. Or as the author puts it, "Let others hunt trilobites! I want the big one!

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The DFC Team has made another amazing discovery -

Robert at excavation site

Why is Bob literally grinning
from ear-to-ear?

Because it is very likely that he has just uncovered the most unique fossil discovery ever!

We told you that we thought that we had found a very rare set of fossils this summer - and we were right!

Go to "Current Excavations"
to see the Photo Journal!

More Exciting News!
"Z-rex" (re-named "Samson") on exhibit at the
Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh!

The Detrich Fossil Company Team discovered the highly controversial skull in 1992 that has since been sold to a private buyer.T-rex Skin!
The new Detrich Fossil Company owner, Robert Detrich, poses with the "Z-rex" skull in Great Bend, KS, which was discovered by the DFC Team.

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360 Photo Journal of this extraordinary skull


In the Spring of 2004, The Carnegie Museum of Natural History started preparation and study of the best t-rex skull yet to be discovered!

"Samson" will be expertly prepared before the eyes of museum visitors and will undergo thorough study by the museum's scientific staff.

"It is probably the best skull that's ever been collected," said a private preparator who is preparing the rest of Samson's partial skeleton. "It is the best that I've ever seen. ...You can actually see blood veins in the skull."

Robert Detrich says, "The 3-D imagining from the cat scan will be the first undistorted view of t-rex ever."

Read more about it from the Post-Gazette in Pittsburgh, PA

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More News!

Triceratops For Sale!
For Sale!
Triceratops Skull found
Summer 2011

Robert Detrich

After many years of working together as a team, Alan Detrich has retired and passed the ownership, management tasks, and the "Fossil King" crown onto his brother, Robert J. Detrich.

X-fish at Ulster Museum
The DFC Team has another amazing fossil on display!

triceratops skull
7' Triceratops Skull w/ jaws and beaks intact!

Misc Fossils
Lots of fossils for sale!
Check 'em out!
New fossils added 5/04!

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