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Fossilised Collection (#3)

Background imageFossilised Collection: Homo heildelbergensis, Rhodesian or Broken Hill Man (Broken

Homo heildelbergensis, Rhodesian or Broken Hill Man (Broken
Basilar view of the cranium belonging to Broken Hill Man (Homo heildelbergensis) discovered at Broken Hill Mine, Kabwe, Zambia by T. Zwigelaar in June 1921. It dates back 130, 000 years

Background imageFossilised Collection: Homo sapiens cranium (Irhoud 2)

Homo sapiens cranium (Irhoud 2)
Lateral and facial view of a cast of a skull belonging to an adult male Homo sapiens discovered at Jebel Irhoud (formerly Ighoud), Barytes mine S.E of Safi, Morocco, by Mohammed Ben Fatmi, summer 1961

Background imageFossilised Collection: Homo sapiens cranium (Qafzeh 9)

Homo sapiens cranium (Qafzeh 9)
Lateral and frontal view of a cast of a Homo sapiens adult skull discovered at Dkebel Kafzeh, Israel by B. Vandermeersch, 1965-1969

Background imageFossilised Collection: Endoceras cancellatum, nautiloid

Endoceras cancellatum, nautiloid
A long-shelled fossil invertebrate from the class Cephalopoda belonging in the phylum Mollusca (molluscs). Photographed by Beatriz Aguirre-Urreta. Specimen held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageFossilised Collection: Australopithecus boisei (OH5) & Homo habilis (OH24) crania

Australopithecus boisei (OH5) & Homo habilis (OH24) crania
Two cranium casts of: (left) Australopithecus boisei known as OH5 and (right) homo habilis known as OH24. Both original specimens were discovered within Bed 1 at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

Background imageFossilised Collection: Homo sapiens cranium (Liujiang 1)

Homo sapiens cranium (Liujiang 1)
Frontal view of a cast of (Qafzeh 6), a homo sapiens cranium with dentition. Discovered at Djebel Kafzeh, Israel by R. Neuville & M. Stekelis, 1934. Middle Palaeolithic 250, 000-35, 000 BP

Background imageFossilised Collection: Brachyphyllum princeps, fossil plant

Brachyphyllum princeps, fossil plant
This specimen of Brachyphyllum princeps is from Solenhofen Limestone, Bavaria, Germany

Background imageFossilised Collection: Pachycephalosaurus skull

Pachycephalosaurus skull
A fossil skull that once belonged to the dinosaur, Pachycephalosaurus. It features a huge dome of bone which may have protected the brain. The skull is also covered in decorative bony studs

Background imageFossilised Collection: Sphenopteris laurenti, fossil fern

Sphenopteris laurenti, fossil fern
This specimen dates from the Middle Coal Measures, Carboniferous, Clay Cross, Derbyshire, England. The frond is 9 cms long

Background imageFossilised Collection: Fossil bearing rocks, Abu Dhabi

Fossil bearing rocks, Abu Dhabi
6 million years old sandstone, fossil bearing rocks. Emirate of Abu Dhabi

Background imageFossilised Collection: Kodonophyllum truncatum, fossil coral

Kodonophyllum truncatum, fossil coral
Kodonophyllum truncatum (Linne) from the Silurian period, Dudley, West Midlands, England

Background imageFossilised Collection: Ichthyosaurus communis

Ichthyosaurus communis

Background imageFossilised Collection: Rana pueyoi, fossil frog

Rana pueyoi, fossil frog
An 8-6 million year old specimen of a fossil frog from the Late Miocene, Teruel, Spain

Background imageFossilised Collection: Porana oeningen, fossil flower

Porana oeningen, fossil flower
Fossil flower from the late Miocene Tortonian rocks of Oeningen, Baden, Germany. Morning glory family - Convolvulaceae. Specimen from the Van Breda Collection

Background imageFossilised Collection: Dinosaur footprints at Swanage

Dinosaur footprints at Swanage
Fossilised footprint of a dinosaur dating back to around 135 million years ago from a Purbeck Stone quarry near Swanage, Dorset, UK. Scientists believe that they may have belonged to the Iguanodon

Background imageFossilised Collection: Five bivalve fossils

Five bivalve fossils
(Top) Chlamys fibrosa; (Centre left) Chlamys splendens; (Centre right) Perampliata ampliata; (Lower left) Mytilus ungulatus; (Lower right) Trigonia reticulata

Background imageFossilised Collection: Alethopteris lonchitica, fossil seed fern

Alethopteris lonchitica, fossil seed fern
Shown here is a frond of the seed fern Alethopteris, specimen originating from Carboniferous rocks near Barnsley, England

Background imageFossilised Collection: Clypeaster altus, a fossil echinoid

Clypeaster altus, a fossil echinoid
Clypeaster altus, 13 cm anterior to posterior, from the Miocene of Malta, oral view

Background imageFossilised Collection: Syringopora, fossil coral

Syringopora, fossil coral
Silicified colony of the tabulate coral Syringopora from the British Carboniferous. The tubular corallites are about 2 mm in diameter

Background imageFossilised Collection: Heliolites, coral

Heliolites, coral
Small colony, 4 cm wide, of the tabulate coral Heliolites from the Silurian of England

Background imageFossilised Collection: Ichthyosaurus communis, lias, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Ichthyosaurus communis, lias, Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire coast, a view of a fossilised dinosaur. (Location: Ireland). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageFossilised Collection: Fern Impressions in Carboniferous Shales, Hutton Colliery

Fern Impressions in Carboniferous Shales, Hutton Colliery - a view of a rock exposed to show fossilised ferns inside. (Location: Ireland). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageFossilised Collection: Extracrinus Briareds, Lias, Lyme Regis

Extracrinus Briareds, Lias, Lyme Regis - a close in view of a fossilised rock from England. (Location: Ireland). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageFossilised Collection: Submarine forest, nr Birkenhead

Submarine forest, nr Birkenhead - large areas of scattered fossilised trees.. Part of Box 12 Boswell collection. Counties of England. Date: circa 1900

Background imageFossilised Collection: Spain. La Rioja. Ihnite sites. Valdebrajes. Footprint of Coe

Spain. La Rioja. Ihnite sites. Valdebrajes. Footprint of Coelurosauria

Background imageFossilised Collection: Dorsal & Ventral Isotelus platycephalus

Dorsal & Ventral Isotelus platycephalus
Syntype (?Holotype by monotypy) of Asaphus, now Isotelus platycephalus (Stokes, 1824) Ordovician, Black River Group; St Josephs Island, Lake Huron, Ontario Bigsby Colln. Date: 1824

Background imageFossilised Collection: Conodont, Hindeodus cristulus

Conodont, Hindeodus cristulus
Hindeodus cristulus Microscopic fossils from the Carboniferous period, Vis顮 (Avonian), Middle Hosie Limestone; near Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland. (Scale bar = 171 microns

Background imageFossilised Collection: Turanophlebia, fossil dragonfly

Turanophlebia, fossil dragonfly
With a wingspan close to 7 cm, Turanophlebia is one of several dragonflies rrecorded from the Jurassic Solnhofen Limestone of Bavaria

Background imageFossilised Collection: Damselfly

Damselfly
Specimen held in the Natural History Museum Paleontology Department. This specimen is 34 million years old, and was found in Florissant, Colorado. This species is now extinct

Background imageFossilised Collection: Acropora, a scleractinian coral

Acropora, a scleractinian coral
Branch, 9 cm long, of the scleractinian coral Acropora from the Pleistocene of Yemen

Background imageFossilised Collection: Fossil Holothurian or sea cucumber

Fossil Holothurian or sea cucumber
Staurocystis quadrifasciata, 6.5 cm long, from the Silurian, Wenlock Limestone of Dudley in Worcestershire, England

Background imageFossilised Collection: Palaeocoma egertoni, a fossil ophiuroid

Palaeocoma egertoni, a fossil ophiuroid
Palaeocoma egertoni, with arms 4.5 cm long, from the Jurassic of Dorest, England

Background imageFossilised Collection: Asterias gaveyi, a fossil starfish

Asterias gaveyi, a fossil starfish
Asterias gaveyi, the oral surface, with an arm stretch of 18 cm, from the Jurassic of Gloucestershire, England

Background imageFossilised Collection: Actinocrinites sp. a fossil crinoid

Actinocrinites sp. a fossil crinoid
Actinocrinites has a calyx which is conical and elongated and a rigid, domed tegmen made of numberous small plates. The calyx is monocyclic, I.e. a basal circle of plates supports the radial circlet

Background imageFossilised Collection: Millepora

Millepora
Branching colony, 11 cm in height, of the hydrozoan Millepora from the Pleistocene of Aldabra in the Indian Ocean

Background imageFossilised Collection: Ailsacrinus prattii

Ailsacrinus prattii, 3.4 cm wide, from the Jurassic of Bath, England, showing the underside of the calyx and arms

Background imageFossilised Collection: Trimerus, a fossil trilobite

Trimerus, a fossil trilobite
Fully preserved, 10 cm long specimen of the Silurian trilobite Trimerus

Background imageFossilised Collection: Fungia, coral

Fungia, coral
Fungia is a free-living scleractinian coral. In this large example, almost 10 cm in diameter, from the Pleistocene of Yemen

Background imageFossilised Collection: Deltoblastus, a fossil blastoid

Deltoblastus, a fossil blastoid
Deltoblastus, 1.5 cm in diameter, from the Permian of Timor. side view

Background imageFossilised Collection: Globoblastus sp. a fossil blastoid

Globoblastus sp. a fossil blastoid
Blastoids are small echinoderms that consist of a stem, a calyx and arms. The calyx contained the soft body parts of the animal and is pyramidal to globular in shape

Background imageFossilised Collection: Isocrinus robustus, a fossil crinoid

Isocrinus robustus, a fossil crinoid
The stalked crinoid Isocrinus robustus, 14 cm tall, from the Lower Jurassic of Gloucestershire, England, showing the calyx and arms

Background imageFossilised Collection: Castericystis vali, a fossil Carpoid

Castericystis vali, a fossil Carpoid
Castericystis vali, 7 cm long with juvenile 0.8 cm long attached at the bottom of the stele, from the Middle Cambrian of Utah

Background imageFossilised Collection: Epidiceras speciosum (Munster), internal cast of bivalve

Epidiceras speciosum (Munster), internal cast of bivalve
Steinkern (internal cast) of a bizarrre rudist bivalve from the Jurassic period. Specimen from the Upper Kimmeridgian rocks, Kelheim, Bavaria, Germany

Background imageFossilised Collection: Daspletosaurus teeth

Daspletosaurus teeth
Fossil teeth from the Daspletosaurus, a large carnivorous dinosaur closely related to, but not as big as, the Tyrannosaurus

Background imageFossilised Collection: Crystal apple - cystoid echinoderm

Crystal apple - cystoid echinoderm
NHM E10. Echinosphaerites aurantium (Gyllenhall). Ordovicain, Popouka, St Petersburg, Russia

Background imageFossilised Collection: The Extinct Animals model-room at the Crystal Palace, Sydenh

The Extinct Animals model-room at the Crystal Palace, Sydenh
These life sized models were based on the fossilised remains of the original animals, and allowed people to imagine their true scale. Date: 31st December 1853

Background imageFossilised Collection: Hoylake, Merseyside - Submerged (Petrified) Forest

Hoylake, Merseyside - Submerged (Petrified) Forest Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFossilised Collection: Mexican amber

Mexican amber
Piece of amber from Mexico from the Upper Oligocene about 25 million years old. Donated by Christine Bayliss



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