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  1. Carcharocles Megalodon: The Largest Known Shark to Prowl Ocean Waters

    Carcharocles Megalodon: The Largest Known Shark to Prowl Ocean Waters

    The Megalodon also called ‘Carcharocles Megalodon’ was the largest known shark to ever rule the ocean waters. The scientific name ‘Carcharocles Megalodon’ stands for ‘giant tooth’ and there is a good reason for that! Not only is the Megalodon the largest fish on record, but it is also popular for its massive teeth

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  2. 3 Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Fossils

    3 Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Fossils

    Fossils offer us a glimpse into a fascinating past. The remains of historic and pre-historic living organisms have captivated scientists for their ability to tell the story of times that existed a long time ago. But today, fossils have also become a collector’s delight

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  3. Knightia Facts and Figures You Should Know About

    Knightia Facts and Figures You Should Know About

    Most dinosaur fossils, or many prehistoric shark fossils for that matter, may be way out of reach of some people. But fossils from prehistoric fish called Knightia are quite reasonably priced. These 50 thousand year old fish are discovered in Wyoming as one of the Green River Formation fossils

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  4. Facts AboutVelociraptor You May Not Be Aware Of

    Facts AboutVelociraptor You May Not Be Aware Of

    Some millions of years ago, different species of dinosaurs roamed around the earth that is today home to homo sapiens and thousands of other creatures. Dinosaurs may have been wiped off of the earth’s surface, but we still know a lot about these wondrous creatures, all thanks to fossils and science! If you have watched ‘Jurassic Park’ you must know about the Velociraptor dinosaur

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  5. Top 3 Gift Ideas for Fossil Hunters

    Top 3 Gift Ideas for Fossil Hunters

    Choosing the right gift items for a fossil hunter or a future or practicing paleontologist can be no simple feat. Since they like to discover and collect fossils for research, hobby, or profit, you may probably think of gifting a fossil to make them feel special. While a fossil is a good idea, it should be authentic and rare like a Megalodontooth. If you can lay your hands on such pieces, things would work wonder for you; however, if not, here are the top three gifts you can gift to a fossil hunter:

    Funny Paleontologist Apparel
    Today, many apparel stores provide customized printed t-shirts designed specifically for fossil collectors or paleontologists. They generally have a wide selection of apparel with funny and w

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  6. Quick Points to Identify Fake Trilobite Fossils

    Quick Points to Identify Fake Trilobite Fossils

    While trilobite preparatorsand seasoned collectors can skillfully observe and identify fake trilobites, displayed in numerous fossil shows, new trilobite enthusiasts and collectors, who are unfamiliar with how fossils are fabricated, often fail to recognize faked specimens. This lack of knowledge and experience is tremendously increasing the market of fake fossils traders.

    But if you don’t want to fall for such fake, take note of mentioned clues below that help you identify fake trilobite in n

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  7. The Best of Chile – Fossil Shark Teeth

    The Best of Chile – Fossil Shark Teeth

    The late Miocene / early Pliocene fossils of the Caldera region of Chile are very special. The preservation of these fossils is incredible with great color and size. Many folks remember the big, top quality Megalodon teeth the emerged in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and then the Great White shark and the rare Great White transition teeth which were finally named as a species in 2012 (C. hubbelli). But there are many other rare, well preserved shark species that were found in the Chilean Bahia Iglesa Fm. deposits. Many Chilean fossil shark teeth represent the best available specimens for their species, and many these species are still available today in small numbers sourced from old hoards or collections. Unfortunately, the export of all Chilean fossils stopped in 2006 and nearly all of the Bah

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  8. T-Rex - King of the Dinosaurs

    T-Rex - King of the Dinosaurs

    Are you a budding paleontologist? Or do you just love reading interesting facts about the prehistoric era and the creatures that roamed around before humankind came to dominate the earth and its resources? Either way, planning museum visits with friends and family sounds like something that you may be doing regularly! After all, it is the one place where you get to see and admire all the relics from the past. Talking about museums, coming across fossils and bones of creatures that are now extinct is pretty exciting. Fossils of dinosaurs are the most sought after. These wondrous creatures were wiped off the earth about 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous period. Today dinosaur bones and teeth have been dug out from around the globe. While about 700 species of dinosaurs have been discovered, Tyrannosaurus Rex, popularly referred to as T-Rex, is considered to be one am

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  9. Some of the Unique Physical Characteristics of Cow Sharks

    Some of the Unique Physical Characteristics of Cow Sharks

    One of the most ancient of all the modern sharks, Cow sharks are divided into the following five species: Sharpnose Sevengill, Broadnose Sevengill, Atlantic Sixgill, Bluntnose Sixgill, and the Bigeyed Sixgill. Of the five species, Atlantic Sixgill is the most recently discovered Cow shark. The reason why all these sharks have ‘gill’ at the end of their names is due to the obvious fact that they all possessed gill slits. But what’s with ‘Seven’ gill or ‘Six’ gill? While all the other sharks have the usual 5-gill slits, Cow sharks are unique in their make up as they possess one additional, or in certain classes such as the Sharpnose and Broadnose, two additional gill slits.


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  10. Fossil Facts: 3 Interesting Trilobite Tidbits That May Surprise You

    Fossil Facts: 3 Interesting Trilobite Tidbits That May Surprise You

    Trilobites are a group of now-extinct marine arthropods that are believed to have first appeared around 540 million years ago in what is today known as Siberia. From there, they quickly spread to other locations around the world, including the United States. Redlichiida and Ptychoparlid bigotinids are regarded as some of the earliest orders of trilobites. The name “trilobite” comes from the fact their bodies could be divided into three parts, both axially and longitudinally. Below are some more interesting facts about this arthropod that lived and thrived on our ocean floors.

    1. There are more than 20,000 recognized trilobite species today.

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