Amonite Lyme Regis Could you imagine a world where these dudes were just... Around!?
The first complex life on Earth got eaten to extinction. - New Scientist
Fossil - Sculpture by Nature
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A quarter of a billion years ago, long before dinosaurs or mammals evolved, the 10-foot (0.3-meter) predator Dinogorgon, whose skull is shown here, hunted floodplains in the heart of today's South Africa. In less than a million years Dinogorgon vanished in the greatest mass extinction ever (the End-Permian Extinction, a/k/a "The Great Dying"), along with about nine of every ten plant and animal species on the planet.
Palaeolithic hand axe beautifully designed with a fossil seashell at the centre. (from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge) Via Iris T. Image by Irisharchaeology.ie via The Celtic Prehistoric Museum
Giant Silurian sea scorpion (the eurypterid Mixopterus)
This beautiful Stingray and fish composition is truly a rare find. The stingray Heliobatis radians provides remarkable detail, from the very fine disc and fin bones to the deadly tail barb. The four fossil fish that surround it (Knightia eocaena), are also exceptional in preservation and composition.
Two ancient reptile fossils preserved in fine, volcanic sediments from Liaoning (China).