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It has been a while since i posted anything, so just for fun, here is a little pic i found amusing 😂
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It's #fossilflipthursday and here's a stunning example of a Jurassic Coast Ammonite found by our guide @martin_curtis_ on one of his fossil hunts... this Ammonite is 150 million years old!
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Shark tooth fossil
C. megalodon
9x10cm
USA "Carcharodon meaning "big tooth", from Ancient Greek, is an extinct species of shark that lived approximately 15.9 to 2.6 million years ago, during the Cenozoic Era (middle Miocene to the end of Pliocene). The taxonomic assignment of C. megalodon has been debated for nearly a century, and is still under dispute. The two major interpretations are Carcharodon megalodon (under family Lamnidae) or Carcharocles megalodon (under the family Otodontidae). Consequently, the scientific name of this species is commonly abbreviated C. megalodon in the literature.

Regarded as one of the largest and most powerful predators in vertebrate history, C. megalodon probably had a profound impact on the structure of marine communities. Fossil remains suggest that this giant shark reached a length of 18 metres (59 ft), and also indicate that it had a cosmopolitan distribution. Scientists suggest that C. megalodon looked like a stockier version of the great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias." Edited info from Wikipedia
Photo & specimen by Lucinda Hook (Hooked on Fossils)
Reshare 😃

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A picture of some of my prettiest blue teeth all together! I think this is one of the nicest pictures I took so far 😊 they're all from different locations in Belgium, enjoy!! Btw, who can name all the species? 😉 #sharks #shark #fossils #fossil #nature #passion #mineral #gem #jewelry #megalodon #sealife #sea #animal #fauna #history #planet #extinct #art #creature #dino #dinosaur #ancestors #rock #collector #color #geographic #dailyfossil #jaw #ocean #life

Found this old photo today. It was taken about 7 years ago at Wellington Caves, NSW Australia . I still love taking my kids on adventures. Even now they are teenagers, i think they secretly like it.
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Stunning museum grade Australian Crinoid.

Jimbacrinus bostocki
Late Artinskian, Permian
Gascoyne District, Western Australia. "Jimbacrinus was approximately 25 cm tall.
Jimbacrinus has arms which were lined with fine tentacle-like structures called pinnules. Like all crinoids, it used these unfurled arms to feed on small animals and particles in the water.
Fossils of Jimbacrinus show that they were abundant seafloor animals in what is now Western Australia."
Photo (cropped from original) and specimen by Tom Kapitany
Info from museumsvictoria.com.au

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Dickinsonia is a genus of iconic fossils of the Ediacaran biota. The individual Dickinsonia typically resembles a bilaterally symmetrical ribbed oval. Its affinities are presently unknown; its mode of growth is consistent with a bilaterian affinity, though some have suggested that it belongs to the fungi, or even an "extinct kingdom".
Late Pre-Cambrian or Ediacaran period.
X3 seperate specimens approx 8cm long each.
Flinders Ranges, Australia.
Photo by Lucinda Hook
Specimen on display at the South Australian Museum
Info from Wikipedia
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A collection of opalised bivalve shells found on display at the South Australian Museum.
The fossils are what are called "jelly mould" fossils – the outside shape is beautifully preserved, but the opal inside doesn’t record any of the creature’s internal structure.
Not the best pics but something to share with my opalised fossil loving friends 😍😎
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And another one! Isurus retroflexus. There might be a few mistakes in this dentition, since I don't have a good specimen for each position yet, these are way more uncommon than hastalis and oxyrinchus teeth. #shark #sharks #sharktooth #fossil #fossils #fossilhunter #animals #animal #fish #old #jurassic #dino #dinosaur #jewelry #mineral #sealife #sea #collector #collection #shell #megalodon #marine #extinct #passion #nature #fauna #ancient #dailyfossil #gem #paleo

Opalised Ichthyosaur backbone 😍 "Ichthyosaurs
Reptiles that looked like dolphins
A number of specimens of one species of ichthyosaur called Platypterygius longmanihave been discovered in Australia. Adults grew to about 7 metres in length and scientists have deduced that they gave birth to live young. They seem to have used the southern reaches of the Eromanga Sea as a breeding ground, judging from the amount juvenile remains that have been discovered there. They had unusually large eyes and although they had a similar shape to dolphins they swam by moving their tails from side to side in the way fish do and not up and down like whales and dolphins, which are mammals.
Some of the most beautiful fossils can be found in the fossils left when the Eromanga Sea, which stretched over most of Australia’s interior during the Cretaceous, eventually was drained and replaced by rainforest. These unusual opalised specimens have been discovered in the ring of opal fields that stretch from Yowah in Queensland, down to Lightning Ridge in NSW, then across to Andamooka, Coober Pedy and Mintabie in South Australia."
Photo by Lucinda Hook
Specimen on display at the South Australian Museum
Info from abc.net.au
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Sthenurus is an extinct genus of kangaroo. With a length of about 3 m, some species were twice as large as modern extant species. Sthenurus was related to the better-known Procoptodon. Sthenurus had a skeleton built for walking, rather than hopping.
Pliocene- Pleistocene.
Sthenurine kangaroos were a particular evolutionary line and form of megafauna which died out in pre-history.
Photo by Lucinda Hook
Specimen on display at the South Australian Museum.
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Arborea (genus), a synonym for Charniodiscus, an Ediacaran fossil. Pre-Cambrian in age and first appearing 600 million years ago. On display at the South Australian Museum. "Charniodiscus is an Ediacaran fossil that in life was probably a stationary filter feeder that lived anchored to a sandy sea bed. The organism had a holdfast, stalk and frond. The holdfast was bulbous shaped, and the stalk was flexible. The frond was segmented and had a pointed tip. There were two growth forms: one with a short stem and fat frond, and another with a long stalk, elevating a smaller frond about 50 centimetres (20 in) above the holdfast."
Photo by Lucinda Hook
Info from Wikipedia.
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Following on from my post last night... here is the Jurassic Coral I found. Although found in three bits after a good clean and some glue it has been brought back to life. These are 150 million years old and extremely hard to find complete like this... #FossilFriday #mesozoicera #WorldHeritage #unesco #fossilhunter #fossilhunting #fossils #palaeontology #jurassic #dailyfossil #jurassiccoast #adventure #exploredorset

A huge Jurassic bivalve... not the best preservation but never found one this big or so complete... until I find a better one this will do as a new addition to my collection. #jurassiccoast #adventure #fossilhunter #fossilhunting #fossils #palaeontology #jurassic #dailyfossil #palaeontology #geology #unescoworldheritage #jurassiccoastguides #theboyfromthecoast

Australia's largest ammonite!
Tropaeum ("Trophy") is an extinct genus of ammonites found throughout the oceans of the world during the Early Cretaceous. As with many other members of the family Ancyloceratidae, there was a trend among species within this genus to uncoil somewhat, in a very similar manner to the genus Lytoceras. The largest species, T. imperator of Australia, had a shell a little over one meter in diameter.
On display at the South Australian Museum.
Photo by Lucinda Hook.
Info from Wikipedia.

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Quick trip to the Etches Collection this morning... this is the new model of a Pliosaur that has just been installed... these marine reptiles fed on Ichthyosaurs which is the creature you see in it's mouth! They didn't stand a chance... #FossilFriday #mesozoicera #WorldHeritage #unesco #fossilhunter #fossilhunting #fossils #palaeontology #jurassic #dailyfossil #jurassiccoast

Interesting foot bone comparison between modern kangaroo and Protemnodon - on display at the South Australian Museum.
Protemnodon is a genus of megafaunal macropods that existed in Australia, Tasmania, and Papua New Guinea in the Pleistocene. Based on fossil evidence, Protemnodon is thought to have been physically similar to wallabies, but far larger.
Photo by Lucinda Hook.
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Replica skulls of Early Man to Modern Man - on display in the Education Centre of the South Australian Museum.
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A storm collection of shellfish from the Cretaceous sea floor, beautifully opalised over time. On display at the South Australian Museum. Photo taken through glass/perspex with weird lighting casting a lot of shadows lol
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