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 or raptor as it is the first dinosaur seen in the movie! These creatures lived and breathed during the end of the Cretaceous Period about 75 to 70 million years ago.
Velociraptor is among the most bird-like creatures ever discovered when it comes to dinosaurs. It was surprisingly small but very
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 witty quotes dedicated to fossil hunters. But if you don’t find the t-shirt
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 no time.
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 Bahia Iglesa Fm. collecting area is now a national preserve that can only be accessed by universities or museums.