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Aepyornis Maximus Egg An enormous egg reconstituted  from large and small, all authentic, Aepyornis eggshell fragments that are found in the southern sands of Madagascar. The pieces are sorted, then bonded together, back to the original shape ; the finished item is quite solid. Of course, it is extremely difficult for the local finders to gather the complete set of all the original pieces. The fragments' varying colors are due to the changes in the ground environment where they were found. This particular specimen was made from mostly 80% / 90% of one egg. This egg was NOT polished !  Here, the largest fragment measures 13 x 10 centimeters ( or 5 1/8 x 4 inches wide ) ! In comparison, an Aepyornis egg holds a volume 8 to 12 times greater than that of an ostrich ; … Read entire article »

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Erbenochile erbeni It has certificate of authenticity of the Museum Great opportunity !! Devonian; FMT; Timrhanrhart; Jebel Gara el Zguilma (Morocco). Size trilobite 6,5 cm   … Read entire article »

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Triceratops horridus Supra-Orbital Horn This a beautiful nearly complete brow horn from Triceratops horridus.    There is a photo of a sketch showing where the restoration was done (in red).  Aside from the crack repairs, as shown, and the crack repairs on the cavity inside the base of the horn, almost all of the repairs and restoration were done near the tip.  The detail is superb.  One side is lighter in color than the other because of sun exposure, but has no weathering anywhere on the horn.  It was found in the Hell Creek Formation of Montana. The age is Late Cretaceous, Late Maastrichtian 65-70 MYA.   It measures ~24"/609.5mm long X 26"/660.4mm around the circumference of the base.  The horn weighs 16 pounds/7.25 kg. … Read entire article »

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This is a stunning unique HEART shaped megalodon tooth from Lee Creek, Aurora, NC. It shows near flawless and beautifully cream colored glossy enamel. The serrations are still very sharp. The two-toned brown bourlette is 100% complete.  As for the flaws, there are a select few nicked/worn serrations on the blade. And if you must be picky...there is a barely noticable tiny nick to the very tip (I had to strain to see it myself). This keeps the price down. Otherwise, this tooth could easily go for $2,000 to $3,000. If you look at other Lee Creek Megs at 5+ inches on the market, they are priced well above what this tooth is being offered to you for. As you are all aware of by now, the Lee Creek mine is … Read entire article »

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An exceptional, genuine prehistoric 7-egg Oviraptor Dinosaur nest dating to approximately 75 million years ago. This is an exceptional piece. A large assemblage containing 7 torpedo shaped eggs within the original nest matrix. Each egg measures about 7 inches long by 2  3/8 inches wide. The eggs are largely intact and without excessive restoration.  The nodular shell of the eggs, so often lost, is visible here on most of the eggs with exceptional preservation and without the over preparation common on today's fossil market. The oviraptor was a dinosaur which was closely related to the modern bird: it had a strong toothless beak and possessed feathers on the body, wings, and tail. The dinosaur had a distinctive crest on its head.  Oviraptor was almost certainly a meat eating dinosaur - one specimen was found with a lizard in its stomach. … Read entire article »

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