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The dinosaur-birds are featured on our latest journal post, the controversial fossil skeletons of the linked avian feathered Raptors has intrigued palaeontologists over the last two decades and particularly since the general release of the Jurassic Park series of films based on Michael Crichton’s books and featuring vicious Velociraptors. We broach these subjects in this post and feature a few of our latest discoveries of the real fossilised Raptor teeth and claws.
Also from this latest post you may click through to the actual listings of the fossils themselves, each fully authenticated by our team.
So for an interesting and brief read with lots of further interesting reading, illustrations and click through page images and individual history of every raptor fossil we have, visit our journal page to view ‘hot off the press’ the featured fossil post on the Dromaeosaurs of North West Africa.
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13/06/2017
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We have listed a new and rare fossil find to our collection, from a juvenile Spinosaurid dinosaur from Africa. Read the post and review the listing online of this unique discovery of the juvenile spinosaurid claw 43mm long.

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We have listed several new crocodilian fossil finds, visit our blog to learn more and then visit our product pages to reveal these fossil mega fauna teeth which have survived up to 100 million years in the fossil beds of North Africa. The Sarcosuchus imperator is an interesting contemporaneous Cretaceous North Africa crocodilian of the height of the dinosaur period.
Weighing as much as ten tons and measuring as much as 40 feet (12 metres), in length. Other fossil genus of crocodiles have been discovered in this region too, Stomatosuchus, the Mouth crocodile, discovered, described and named by Ernst Stromer, the renowned palaeontologist whom collected and described Spinosaurus aegypticus (the infamous sailed back fish eating dinosaur of the Jurassic park and Jurassic world films and co-existing in the same geographical regions as our crocodiles), Laganosuchus the Pancake crocodile and Kaprosuchus, the Boar crocodile, described by Paul Sereno and Hans Larsson, in 2009.

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We have been unearthing some cool fossils this week, discovering an old dated box in our stock room we found it contained some rare shark teeth secreted away by our founder. These were collected some years ago and have never been offered for sale since, a selection of some great Cow shark teeth, comb like teeth which belong to a group of sharks known as six gill sharks.
Read our journal below (click on image) for more on these ancient sharks of the Eocene some 50 million years and more ago or go directly to our listing of these fossils which are now available to purchase here...https://www.thefossilstore.com/fossils/marine-mammals-reptiles-fish/sharks

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We have just mounted this superb fossil ammonite which has a huge size over two feet (600mm) in its sublime bronze plinth. The authentic specimen ammonite elevated in the bronze clasps and set on box plinth, the ammonite nestles comfortably and can be removed for study and shipping.
The fossil shell is from a marine dwelling mollusc, part of the ammonite group of Ancyloceratidae, Ammonitoceras described by Dumas in 1876.
The mollusc related to modern day octopi, died and the shell sank to the seabed and became fossilised. Read the full description online here;
https://www.thefossilstore.com/interior-fossils/ammonites-on-plinths
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Here's our latest Interior Designer genuine fossil ammonite, its over two feet tall and called an Ammonitoceras and its belongs to a family tree of Ancyloceratidae. Ammonitoceras was named by Dumas, circus 1876, anyway thats the history lesson over! We hope you like as we do, love this way of surmounting these ancient fossil ammonites.
The Greeks and the Romans studied these very same fossils and found them so wonderful they wrote about them. This ammonites comes from the Atlas mountains of North Africa and the author wonders if the Roman garrisons that once invaded and raised Carthage to the ground trampled these fossils underfoot. learn more and Peek more of these fantastic bronze surmounted Classic range at our store Peek now and review more of them...https://www.thefossilstore.com/interior-fossils/ammonites-on-plinths

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Madagascan Lytoceras ammonoids and other fossil ammonites filled naturally with quartz minerals have been listed to our store this week. Over millions of years the process of per mineralisation has created natural curiosities. Today we refer to them as 'cabinet curiosities' still. Since Pliny the Elder the Greeks and Romans realised there qualities and prised these minerals and fossils.
The frilly patterning are the marine animals growth lines. The animal was a cephalopod related to the octopi of today, both molluscs. Also the nautilus which persists in the info-pacific oceans still.
Quartz in the form of chalcedony and calcites developed in the empty shell after the cephalopod died. In the right environment minerals develop, in circumstances of heat (igneous) and pressure, water passes through the shell at molecular levels, leaving behind deposits of rich silica minerals, these fill the shell and a fossil begins.
Eventually these fossil anomalies hardened into limestone layers forming fossil beds. In the Cretaceous period prior the great mass extinction (KT Boundary event), which wiped out the land living dinosaurs, ammonoids also started a decline and eventually, as with the dinosaurs, became extinct. Before this they had a apical moment in their evolutionary journey.
It is estimated millions upon millions, even billions of ammonoids filled the oceans of the earth. considering these estimates of oceans and inland seas boiling with so many ammonoids, it is a sobering thought to consider how many did not survive the fossil process but have been lost, ground to dust by earth movements. This is why these fossil curiosiities are so rare, particularly this rare quality.
https://www.thefossilstore.com/fossils/marine-shells/ammonoids?country_of_origin=130&dir=asc&max=6202&min=32&order=price
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Amazing Agate, formed in the bowels of the earth, Volcanism causes vents in the earth's crust, which did millions of years ago, create an environment for chalcedony to grow in nodules. In the first stage skin fills with dense silica gel, expanding this gel breaks the outer skin. This is when the magic begins as chalcedony layers begin to crystallise under the skin. The skin breaks once again and the internal structure changes allowing Quartz, Agates and Onyx to develop.
These wonderful nodules often contain fracturing of bands of fortification agates, cause a myriad of colours, layers and inflections which give each specimen it's unique signature.
We have selected fascinating examples, created by artisans using the the flow lines in the raw quartz material engineered by mother earth, in harmony man and earth create these wonderful bowls. We have just listed our latest items online. Peek our range of bowls and also Agate cut and polished sections now...

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This is how we size our small sized ammonites. A rare find, a lower jurassic fossil around 190-199 million year old, exhibiting a quality of preservation to the whorls of the umbilicus which is exceptional. This old collection piece exhibits fine, distinct detail of the suture patterning, ribbing and tubercles (raised points) on the inner umbilical rim (points spines may have been attached). these features also continuing in the growth cycle of the ammonite with persistent radial ribbing and tubercles on the outer [ventral] rim of the umbilicus.

We have not polished this specimen, which would have the effect of giving a bright gold patina, preferring to view this with a subdued naturalistic colour of oxidised Iron Pyrite or 'fools gold' mirroring what time has bestowed upon this little yet important example.

'Possibly one of the finest specimens to have been discovered...'

Size: 44.43mm
Family: eoderoceratacean family,
Super Family:Eoderoceratidae.
Genus: Crucilobiceras sp., described by Buckman C.1920.
Age: Jurassic period [205 - 135 m.y.a.], Sinemurian stage 199.3 - 190.8 m.y.a.
Geographical location: Hard limestones [Lias], British Jurassic Heritage Coast, Dorset, England.
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A female Fir cone from the prehistoric Patagonian highlands, the petrified forests of the Cerro Cuadrado , once Pangaea the ancient continent which broke away from Africa as continental drift separated the great landmass of Gondwanaland, subsequent movements brought the supercontinents back together to only once again separate them.
Fossilised trees from petrified forests of south America fascinate us today in their variety of colours and the enormous size that some trunks attained, like the great sequoia of California today reaching up to over 200 feet tall.
This extraordinary petrified and fossilised fir cone is a female cone, these being much more ovoid than the pollen producing male cones.
The exterior scales of this prehistoric example are well defined. From the Jurassic period, hundreds of millions of years ago the monkey puzzles and gingko survived, cones do not seem to have changed very much at all.
Today it is forbidden to export fossil fir cones from South America, this has increased the rarity in Europe. To read more about fossilisation of trees, wood, fossil amber, copal, fossil leaves, plants and cones and view more for sale...https://www.thefossilstore.com/fossils/fauna-flora
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