Fossils

Opalised Fossils

Opalised Fossils at Crystal World Shop OPAL BELEMNITE FOSSIL OPLBEL00022 Early Cretaceous, Bulldog Shale Formation, Coober Pedy,  South Australia buy Support the preservation of rare opal fossils with The Australian Opal Centre! At the heart of the Australian Opal Centre is a magnificent collection of 110-million-year-old fossils, from a period of time called the Early Cretaceous. …

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Australian Fossils

Australian Fossils for sale Opal Beleminite Photo Vassil Crystal World is careful to comply with legislation governing the trade in fossils in all jurisdictions. Australian Fossils are rare, besides having some of the world’s oldest fossils like stromatolites,  the oldest life forms yet discovered, Australia has a wealth of Dinosaur and marine fossils that are sometimes composed of …

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Trilobite Fossils

Fossil trilobites for sale Trilobites (/ˈtraɪlɵbaɪt/, /ˈtrɪlɵbaɪt/; meaning “three lobes”) are a fossil group of extinct marine arthropods that form the class Trilobita. Trilobites form one of the earliest known groups of arthropods. The first appearance of trilobites in the fossil record defines the base of the Atdabanian stage of theEarly Cambrian period (521 million years ago), and they flourished throughout the lower Paleozoic era before beginning a drawn-out …

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Stromatolite Fossils

Stromatolites for sale Stromatolites (/stroʊˈmætəlaɪts, strə–/[1][2]) or stromatoliths (from Greek στρώμα, strōma, mattress, bed, stratum, and λίθος, lithos, rock) are layered bio-chemical accretionary structures formed in shallow water by the trapping, binding and cementation of sedimentary grains by biofilms (microbial mats) ofmicroorganisms, especially cyanobacteria.[3] Fossilized stromatolites provide ancient records of life on Earth by these remains, which might date from more than 3.5 billion years. Lichen stromatolites are a proposed mechanism of …

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Plant Fossils

Fossil Plants for sale The evolution of plants has resulted in widely varying levels of complexity, from the earliest algal mats, through bryophytes, lycopods, ferns to the complex gymnosperms and angiosperms of today. While many of the groups which appeared earlier continue to thrive, as exemplified by algal dominance in marine environments, more recently derived groups have also displaced previously ecologically dominant ones, e.g. the ascendance of …

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Mammal Fossils

 Mammal fossils for sale Pleistocene, approx. size 22cm, X 11cm weight, 320g, ROMANIA The cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) was a species of bear that lived in Europe during the Pleistocene and became extinct at the beginning of the Last Glacial Maximum, about 27,500 years ago. Both the name “cave” and the scientific name Spelaeus derive from …

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Fish Fossils

Fossil fish for sale Diplomystus Knightia from the Green River Formation in Wyoming The Green River Formation is an Eocene geologic formation that records the sedimentation in a group of intermountain lakes in three basins along the present-dayGreen River in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. The sediments are deposited in very fine layers, a dark layer during the growing season and a light-hue inorganic layer …

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Echinoderm Fossils

Crinoid Fossils for sale Echinoderms include some of the most familiar seashore animals, such as sea stars (asteroids) and sea urchins (echinoids). Others that may be less familiar are brittle stars (ophiuroids), feather stars (crinoids) and sea cucumbers (holothurians). Echinoderms are all marine animals with a skeleton composed of many small plates. The skeleton encloses the …

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Dinosaur Fossils

Dinosaur Fossils for sale A side view of the newfound Triceratops relative, Regaliceratops peterhewsi.Credit: Sue Sabrowski. Source This year, paleontologists made headlines with news of incredible dinosaur findings the world over, and they expect 2016 will hold just as many surprises, scientists told Live Science. For instance, researchers rocked headlines in 2015 with the discoveries of …

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Crustacean Fossils

Fossil crustaceans for sale The fossil record of the Crustacea is exceptionally good, stretching back to the Cambrian. However, they don’t appear in any abundance until the Carboniferous.The first undisputed crustaceans are Canadaspis and Perspicaris which belong to the Subclass Phyllocarida and were found in the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale. By the Carboniferous, all the …

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