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  1. New Mosquito & Insects In Copal Tree Resin 49mm

    Mosquito & Insects In Copal Tree Resin 49mm

    £42.00
    Mosquito & insects encapsulated in copal, trapped in the oozing tree resin from the ancient forests of Madagascar. Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Infraorder: Gekkota, Cuvier, 1817 Genus: Gecko Age: Approximately 1.6 million years to 10,000 years. Origin: Madagascar. Copal measurements. Length: 4.8 cm Diameter: 1.6 cm Approximate weight: 0,008 g Learn More
  2. Damselfly And Ant In Copal

    Damselfly And Ant In Copal

    £92.00
    Damselfly and ant in copal in this time capsule which also contains a chorus of dancing insect life including colourful winged beetles, crane and fruit flies, termites and a large ant. The ant comically with outstretched front legs seemingly in the act of grappling with the once oozing sap, this having the appearance of the ant trying to evade a sticky end! The ants head antenna and front legs of the abdomen clearly viewed the rear portions missing. Genus: Damselfly and Crane flies, Ant and flying termites. Age: Approximately 1.6 million years to 10,000 years. Origin: Madagascar. Copal measurements. Height: 8.1 cm Width: 1.4 cm Depth: 0.8 cm Approximate weight: 0,007 g Learn More
  3. Hadroblattula Drepanoides Fly 81mm

    Hadroblattula Drepanoides Fly 81mm

    £96.00
    Genus: Hadroblattula Drepanoides. Age: Mesozoic era, lower Cretaceous Period, Barremian stage, approximately 125 million years. Origin: Shandong, China. Measurements. Height: 8.1 cm Width: 8.1 cm Depth: 0.6 cm Approximate weight: 0,044 g Learn More
  4. Coleoptera And Insects In Copal

    Coleoptera And Insects In Copal

    £102.00
    Coleoptera and insects in copal showcasing a large section of perhaps once a much larger stalactitic form of fossilised copal. The light hue of the fossilised tree sap is excellent platform to view the myriad of life now encased within. The main inclusions appear to be large Embiotera. Several types are distinguishable from a variation of angles, enabling an overall analysis of all the insect's anatomical morphologies. Towards the base, as seen in the main photograph, you can see what appears to be a sinuous fauna specimen similar to a thin reed-type leaf. Inclusions of flying insects can also be seen comprising Isoptera (termites) and Coleoptera (beetles). Overall, this copal specimens provides an exceedingly interesting insight into the ancient petrified forests of Madagascar. Genus: Probably web spinner, Embiotera; Isoptera; Coleoptera. Age: Approximately 1.6 million years to 10,000 years old. Origin: Madagascar. Copal measurements. Height: 14.1 cm Width: 6.4 cm Depth: 1.3 cm Approximate weight: 0,043 g Learn More
  5. Yew Leaf 77mm

    Yew Leaf 77mm

    £142.00
    Genus: Yew leaf. Age: Early to middle Eocene, around 48 to 35 million years. Origin: Tranquille Shale, Cache Creek, British Columbia, Canada. Yew leaf measurements. Height: 6.7 cm Width: 7.7 cm Depth: 0.7 cm Approximate weight: 0,042 g Learn More
  6. Hairy Arachnid Leg In Copal

    Hairy Arachnid Leg In Copal

    £182.00
    Copal a natural time capsule, a petrified tree sap stalactite, one face showing the tree bark imprint, a mould of its host's branch where the sap drew down in this elongated form tempting the flora and fauna of the forest. The rest of the stilleto heeled stalactite shape shows flow over flow lines of the tree sap. In its production the tree seemingly produced oodles of sticky sap which eventually has become fossilised. Full of entomological interest. Genus: Arachnid, Beetles and Flora stem. Age: Approximately 1.6 million years to 10,000 years. Origin: Madagascar. Copal measurements. Length: 13.4 cm Depth: 3.8 cm Height: 5.4 cm Approximate weight: 0,059 g Learn More
  7. Large Leaf In Columbian Copal

    Large Leaf In Columbian Copal

    £292.00
    Large leaf in Columbian copal, also containing a wonderful and varied collection of prehistoric fauna and flora, including Aculeata wasp, Cyclorrapha hoverflys, Brachycera flies, Nematocera fungus gnats, Aculeate ants and many more insects yet to be identified and classified, along with hairs, husks and air bubbles and possibly liquids within air bubbles yet to be determined. Genus: Large leaf, Hemiptera, Aculeate, Nematocera, Brachycera, Cyclorrhapha and Midges. Age: approximately 1.6 million years to 10,000 years old. Origin: Columbia. Copal measurements. Height: 10.3 cm Width: 6.7 cm Depth: 4 cm Approximate weight: 0,121 g Learn More
  8. Petrified Araucaria Tree Stump front

    Petrified Araucaria Tree Stump

    £392.00
    Petrified Araucaria tree stump from Madagascar. The Araucaria's internal rings and vascular tissues of the cut and polished top section reveal the life of the monkey puzzle, araucaria genus trunk. Dating back to the Mesozoic era, Olenekian stage, approximately 250 million years. Genus: Petrified Araucaria araucana wood. Age: Early Triassic period, Olenekian stage 250 to 247 million years ago. Origin: Ambilobe, Madagascar. Araucaria tree stump measurements. Height: 308 mm Width: 347 mm Depth: 258 mm Approximate weight: 24 Kg Learn More
  9. Fir Cone 72mm

    Fir Cone 72mm

    £462.00
    Fir cones hold the secrets of an ancient time, from the Jurassic fossils of Pangea the time capsule may contain exotic colours of minerals like jasper, which once surrounded the cone as it decade in sodden sediments in the primeval forrest. Flooding and the action of per-mineralisation, a silicification process, cell by cell replacement, water coursing (minerals rich) under pressure replaces the living tissue turning the fir cone to stone and can create a wonderful array of different coloured quartz, jaspers and chalcedony. That is yet the mystery within this uncut cone... Genus: Araucaria Mirabilis. Origin: Cerro Cuadrado, Jaramillo forest, Santa Cruz, Patagonia, Argentina. Age: Mesozoic era, Jurassic approximately 205 - 135 million years. Fir cone measurements. Height: 7.2 cm Width: 5.4 cm Depth: 3.5 cm Approximate weight: 0,167 g Learn More
  10. Fir Cone 56mm

    Fir Cone 56mm

    £522.00
    Fir cones are the embryonic capsule of propagation of the lineage of the flora of the earth, a unique occurrence of the prehistoric Patagonian Jurassic forest. The woody scales, which are actually the leaves of the cone, are slightly open or appear to be in the process of opening. The scales held the embryo seed, the new life of the forest. Genus: Araucaria Mirabilis. Origin: Cerro Cuadrado, Jaramillo forest, Santa Cruz, Patagonia, Argentina. Age: Mesozoic era, Jurassic approximately 205 - 135 million years. Fir cone measurements. Height: 4 cm Width: 5.6 cm Depth: 4.9 cm Approximate weight: 0,129 g Learn More
  11. Fir Cone 69mm

    Fir Cone 69mm

    £722.00
    Fir cones of the Patagonian highlands, the Cerro Cuadrado petrified forests, what was once Pangaea, now the continent of South America. It was reported by travellers decades ago in Argentina that Patagonian petrified forrest containing fossil trunks up to 100 metres (328 feet), in length and 3 metres (10 feet), in diameter were found scattered in desert regions. This went further to substantiate the theory that modern day sequoias have a lineage stretching back as far as the ancient Jurassic trees. Read the further description below... Genus: Araucaria Mirabilis. Origin: Cerro Cuadrado, Jaramillo forest, Santa Cruz, Patagonia, Argentina. Age: Mesozoic era, Jurassic approximately 205 - 135 million years. Fir cone measurements. Height: 6.9 cm Width: 5.8 cm Depth: 3.7 cm Approximate weight: 0,197 g Learn More
  12. Fir Cone Halves 93mm

    Fir Cone Halves 93mm

    £992.00
    Two fir cone halves once a whole extant or living fir cone, now the fossilised cone cut and polished to reveal the inner structure, the seed bearing female fir cone which displays a familiar internal structure to a modern fir cone. The ovules evolve to full maturity once the seeds are fertilised. The cone then has a period of gestation, finally at maturity the cone disintegrates falling apart and the seeds are scattered to propagate once again. Read our description below... Genus: Araucaria Mirabilis. Origin: Cerro Cuadrado, Jaramillo forest, Santa Cruz, Patagonia, Argentina. Age: Mesozoic era, Jurassic approximately 205 - 135 million years. Fir cone measurements. Height: 9.3 cm Width: 6.7 cm Depth: 2.5 cm Approximate weight: 0,407 g Learn More
  13. New Lizards Body & Detached Tail Trapped In Copal

    Lizards Body & Detached Tail Trapped In Copal 87mm

    £1,492.00
    A Highly Rare prehistoric inclusion of a Ghost Gecko encapsulated in copal, trapped in the oozing tree resin from the ancient forests of Madagascar. Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Infraorder: Gekkota, Cuvier, 1817 Genus: Gecko Age: Approximately 1.6 million years to 10,000 years. Origin: Madagascar. Copal measurements. Length: 8.7 cm Diameter: 1.8 cm Approximate weight: 0,015 g Learn More
  14. Petrified Araucaria Tree close up

    Petrified Araucaria Tree 3.51ft

    £5,992.00
    The Araucaria trunk showcases mineralisation, petrification and finally fossilisation in colourful detail, exhibiting minerals in the form of quartz Jasper. The minerals absorbed from the surrounding ground deposits of the fossil bed. The petrification anomalies have transformed the once extant living organism into a piece of historical and natural art over 220,000,000 years. Read the full description below... Genus: Petrified Araucaria araucana wood. (Araucariaceae). Age: Early Triassic, approximately 220 to 250 million years. Origin: Ambilobe, Madagascar. Araucaria tree measurements. Height: 107 cm / 3.51 ft Width: 30 cm Depth: 28 cm Approximate weight: 140+ Kg Araucaria family Wikipedia information >

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