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Dinosaur Egg Shell

Dinosaur Egg Shell

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Dinosaur Egg Shell

This specimen of Dinosaur Eggshell come from the South American dinosaur, Saltasaurus. It looked like the Apatasaurus (which used to be called Brontosaurus), but had armour plates imbedded in its skin. In 1922/23 dinosaur bones were found at Shabarakh Usu in Mongolia (now renamed Bayn Dzak). These were discovered by an expedition from the American Museum of Natural History and later called Protoceratops andrewsi. Proto means first, ceratops means- horned face. It was named in honour of the expedition’s leader, Roy Chapman Andrews (the andrewsi, not the horny face bit!). Associated with this adult skeleton were the remains of eggs, newly hatched dinosaurs and other animal bones. This was the first discovery of dinosaur eggs in the world and gave weight to the idea that dinosaurs were definitely reptiles. Most people missed one point. To find parents, eggs, hatchlings and other animals fossilised together - they had to be buried suddenly! Dinosaur eggs have now been found at over 200 sites in China, Mongolia, India, France, South America and USA. To date, eggs have come from only a small number of dinosaur species and only half a dozen sites contain embryos.
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Dinosaur Footprint

Dinosaur Footprint

Height:4mm (0.16 inches)     Width:20mm (0.8 inches)
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WORLD’S SMALLEST DINOSAUR FOOTPRINT

This is a cast of a fossil footprint made by a baby dinosaur that had not long hatched from its egg. The baby 'saurus had just walked through some mud and its footprints were preserved by being quickly buried by another layer of mud, which rapidly solidified into rock. The area was later uplifted and eroded to form part of the coast line of Nova Scotia, Canada. These are the world’s smallest dinosaur footprints and they were discovered by Eldon George of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia.

Can this baby dinosaur footprint help answer the question: "How could Noah have fitted all the animals on the Ark when an Apatasaurus was 20 metres (66') long and weighed 20 tonnes?"
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Echinoid (Fossil heart)

Echinoid (Fossil heart)

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Echinoid (Fossil heart)

Echinoderm is the name given to a living group of creatures covered with limy plates and spines which are found in present day oceans. Your specimen belongs to a fossilised sub-group of the echinoderms, called sea urchins or echinoids. They usually have a star-like distribution of holes or spaces through which their external spines can be moved and a very apparent 5-fold radial symmetry. They have fixed plates so their shape is easy to recognise. They can vary from heart-shaped to round, and can be flattened or domed. Sea urchins are divided into regular, (round) and irregular (heart-shaped) such as your specimen. Most irregular sea urchins live on muddy or sandy sea bottoms where they crawl or burrow. Irregular fossil sea urchins, such as yours, are sometimes called fossil hearts. Your specimen is from the Lovenia genus, and comes from rocks, which evolutionists claim are nearly 60 million years old. Click here to find out more how this fossil points to creation.
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Fish (China)

Fish (China)

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Fish (China)

These Chinese fossil fish are from the species Jaianghaniecthys hubeiensis, which really means a fossil fish from Jaianghan in Hubei in Southern China. According to evolutionary geology the rocks these fossils came from are around 30-50 million years old. Most museums and textbooks have taught that fish fossilized after they died, sank to the bottom and were slowly covered by mud. Yet everybody knows dead fish float! Fish which finally reach the bottom are usually eaten by scavengers. (Count the number of dead fish on the sea floor of your next underwater TV documentary.) The only way to fossilize a fish is to bury it rapidly with large quantities of muddy sediment, while it’s still alive. Rocks containing fish which sank to the bottom should also contain remains of ‘bottom dwelling’ animals or plants. This rock does not! These fossils point to instant death and quick catastrophic rock formation as the chief factor in the formation of fossils - not slowly forming rocks over vast periods of time.
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Fish Fossil - Herring

Fish Fossil - Herring

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Fish Fossil - Herring

This remarkable 10cm /3" long fish fossil (named Knightia) is from the Green River shale formation of western Wyoming, USA. It is one of several species of herring fossils from this area. According to evolutionary geology these rocks are around 50 million years old, Most museums and textbooks have taught that fish became fossils after they died, sank to the bottom and were slowly covered by mud. Yet everybody knows dead fish float! Fish which finally reach the bottom are usually eaten by scavengers (count the number of dead fish lying on the sea floor of the next underwater TV documentary). The only way to fossilize a fish whole is to bury it rapidly with large quantities of muddy sediment, while it's still alive. Rocks containing fish which sank to the bottom should also contain remains of 'bottom dwelling' animals or plants. This fossil fish points to instant death and quick catastrophic rock formation as the chief factor in the formation of fossils - not slowly forming rocks over vast periods of time.
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Fish Germany

Fish Germany

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Fish Germany


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Fish Lebanon

Fish Lebanon

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Fish Lebanon


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Fish Solnhoffen

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Fish Solnhoffen


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Flat Trilobite Morocco

Flat Trilobite Morocco

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Flat Trilobite Morocco

This trilobite from Morocco, Africa has the fancy label ‘Dicalymene ouzregui’. The word Trilobite means ‘three lobes’ which many people think are the very obvious, head, body and tail divisions. They are actually the three portions that run length-wise: the middle lobe (axial), and the two side lobes (pleurae). Most Trilobites are ? cm to 8 cm in length (? in to 3 ins), but can be up to 2/3 metre (27 ins) and all sizes seem to be extinct. The Trilobite external skeleton consisted of the protein chitin, hardened by calcium carbonate. Jointed segments meant the animal was still flexible. The large number of flattened Trilobite fossils indicate they moulted their shells, making it difficult to determine whether a fossil is a moult or the preserved creature. Flat, squashed trilobites are usually moults. Three dimensional Trilobites are more likely to be whole. Rolled or partially rolled specimens with tails bent are, beyond doubt, whole. Surprisingly, most collectors prefer flat Trilobites.
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Floodwood

Floodwood

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PETRIFIED PUZZLE

This prettily polished piece of petrified permian pine comes from the Carnarvon region of Western Australia. The ‘soft’ pine wood has been chemically replaced by the rock forming mineral Silica. The interesting grey-white markings in this specimen are the preserved burrows of Teredo shipworm. Toredo worm is the bane of ship builders who make wooden boats for use on the ocean or salt-water rivers. Toredo ravenously burrows its way into any floating wooden object, eg boat, tree, or wooden piers, and soon renders them ‘holey’. Chemical treatment to prevent the borers can costs a small fortune. Ask any person who builds wooden boats what is the evidence of Teredo infestation , then show them this fossil and they’ll confirm beyond a shadow of doubt that Teredos did this. BUT this specimen of wood is from a tree which grew on dry land, so how and when did the sea worms burrow into it?
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