Fossil Explorer Bundle
If you are an explorer at heart, you can find fossils from all over the world by getting them all in one place with this exceptional fossil bundle!
You will receive (all hand selected, items may vary slightly from photo):
- Split Ammonite pair
- One Ordovician Flexicalymene trilobite (mud trilobite)
- Three Otodus obliquus shark teeth
- One Ordovician Orthocycloceras Fluminense Orthocone
- One piece of Arizona Petrified Wood
- One Cretaceous Brachiopod Rhynchonellida
- One Cretaceous agatized Bivalve clam shell
- One Cambrian Fossil Gastropod Shell
- One piece of Blue Forest Petrified Wood
- One Bridger Formation Turtle Bone piece
- One Green River Formation Knightia eocaena
- 25 Striatolamia (Sand Tiger) Shark teeth
Ammonite-Lower Cretaceous (145 to 100 million years old) and was collected near Toliara (Tulear) in Southwestern Madagascar. Ammonoids are a group of extinct marine mollusc animals in the subclass Ammonoidea of the class Cephalopoda. These molluscs, commonly referred to as ammonites, are more closely related to living coleoids than they are to shelled nautiloids such as the living Nautilus species.
Flexicalymene trilobites are preserved as internal molds, essentially formed a natural three-dimensional fossil. Calymene species are a fairly common, economical fossil which are a must-have for any collection! Trilobites are any member of a group of extinct fossil arthropods easily recognized by their distinctive three-lobed, three-segmented form. Exclusively marine animals, trilobites first appeared at the beginning of the Cambrian Period, about 542 million years ago, when they dominated the seas.
Otodus is an extinct genus of mackerel shark which lived from the Paleocene to the Miocene epoch. Otodus' greatest claim to fame is that it seems to have been directly ancestral to Megalodon, the 50-foot-long, 50-ton predatory behemoth that ruled the world's oceans right until the cusp of the modern era. (This is not to diminish Otodus' own place in the record books; this prehistoric shark was at least one and one-half times as big as the biggest Great White Sharks alive today.) Paleontologists have established this evolutionary link by examining the similarities between these two sharks' teeth; specifically, the teeth of Otodus show early hints of the flesh-ripping serrations that would later characterize the teeth of Megalodon.
Orthocone cephalopods also commonly identified as Orthoceras sp. are an extinct cephalopod that used jet propulsion to swim and hunt the seas for food. They are characterized by long, straight, conical shells that protect the siphuncle. The siphuncle is a tube that runs the entire length of the shell, through each of the chambers. This tube had two functions. Once filled with water, the nautiloid could force the water out, propelling itself backward with a kind of jet propulsion. Their closest living relatives are the modern squid, cuttlefish, octopus, and nautilus.
200 Million Year Old beautiful Arizona tumbled petrified Arcia Pine. The stunning colors of red, yellow, green and blue will definitely make you fall in love with these pieces. Each one is different from the rest.
Brachiopod fossils from Morocco • Geological Age: Cretaceous period, 100 to 64 million years old.• Location: Boujdour, Morocco• Species: Rhynchonellid
Agatized fossil Laevastarte sp. Bivalve clams from Morocco. Approximately Eocene in age (56 to 33.9 million years ago). The Oulad Abdoun Basin (also known as the Ouled Abdoun Basin or Khouribga Basin) is a phosphate sedimentary basin located in Morocco, near the city of Khouribga. It is the largest in Morocco, comprising 44% of Morocco's phosphate reserves, and at least 26.8 billion tons of phosphate. It is also known as an important site for vertebrate fossils, with deposits ranging from the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Turonian) to the Eocene epoch (Ypresian), a period of about 25 million years.
Gastropod fossils from Morocco. Approximately Eocene in age (56 to 33.9 MYO). They are largely complete, though many have chips, missing tips or other minor defects.
Blue Forest Petrified Wood formed when the original trees and branches were rapidly buried under sediment and were initially preserved due to a lack of oxygen some 50 million years ago. Petrifaction occurs when water that contains inorganic minerals, such as calcium carbonate or silica, passes slowly through the organic wood. As the original wood’s lignin and cellulose decay away, its original cellular structure is duplicated and replaced by these inorganic minerals. Elements such as manganese, iron, and copper in the water and sediment during the petrification process give petrified wood a variety of color ranges.
Turtle Bone Fossil from the Bridger Formation of Utah. Eocene in age, 50.3-46.2 million years old.
Knightia eocaena fossil found from our private quarry with beautiful reddish-gold toned iron mineral replacement of which our quarry is prized for. This specimen is 100% natural. Knightia is an extinct genus of clupeid bony fish that lived in the freshwater lakes and rivers of North America and Asia during the Eocene epoch. The genus was erected by David Starr Jordan in 1907, in honor of the late University of Wyoming professor Wilbur Clinton Knight. It is the official state fossil of Wyoming, and the most commonly excavated fossil fish in the world. Knightia belongs to the same taxonomic family as herring and sardines, and resembled the former closely enough that both Knightia alta and Knightia eocaena were originally described as species of true herring in the genus Clupea. As with modern-day clupeids, Knightia sp. likely fed on algae and diatoms, as well as insects and occasionally smaller fish. Their size varied by species: Knightia eocaena was the longest, growing up to 25 cm (10 in), though most specimens are no larger than 15 cm. K. alta was shorter and relatively wider, with specimens averaging between 6 and 10 cm. A small schooling fish, Knightia made an abundant food source for larger Eocene predators. The Green River Formation has yielded many fossils of larger fish species preying on Knightia.
Authentic Striatolamia (Sand Tiger Shark) teeth. SPECIES: S. macrota, S. striata, S. whitei Eocene (50 Million Years Ago) from Khouribga Province, Morocco. Striatolamia is an extinct genus of sharks belonging to the family Odontaspididae (sand tiger sharks, grey nurse sharks). These extinct sharks lived from the Early Paleocene to Late Miocene (61.7 to 10.3 Ma). The Latin genus name Striatolamia refers to the striations on the surface of the teeth. Striatolamia species could reach a length of about 350 centimetres. Its teeth are notably big and rather common in sediments. The anterior teeth have elongated crowns, with striations on the lingual face and small lateral cusplets. The lateral teeth are smaller and broader, with weaker striations.