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In the spring of 2015 the Eocene aged Green River Formation near Kemmerer, Wyoming yielded another amazing fossil discovery. A fully articulated primitive horse ancestor, since nicknamed “Olive”, was found by brothers Mark and Mike Oliver. While this locality is known world wide for it’s amazingly preserved fish fossils, they immediately knew they had discovered something very different and special. Their first move was to call in expert help.
Jason Cooper (who recently discovered “Elvis”, the first complete Torvosaurus), along with Brock Sisson of Dinosaur Dynasty were able to lend a hand. They share over 30 years to experience discovering, excavating and preparing a broad range of fossils. While the Olivers knew they had something special they didn’t immediately know what it was. Jason and Brock were able to quickly determine that they had discovered a primitive horse ancestor, only the second one EVER found in the Green River Formation.
The problem of fake and forged fossils is an ongoing issue both to collectors and academic paleontologists, though it certainly isn’t a new problem. Interest in the prehistoric predator the Mosasaurus has soared due to its prominence in Jurassic World.
Unfortunately, fake Mosasaurus jaws are one of the most prevalent and widely available forgeries out there. Hundreds of them can be found all over the Internet, Ebay, rock shops, fossil shows, and I’ve even seen them make their way into collections used for educational purposes. Most of the time they are sold as being “authentic”, and I actually think most of the time the sellers don’t even realize they are peddling fakes.
We created a Fossils of Jurassic World page, dedicated to the fossils we have in are inventory for dinosaurs and reptiles featured in Jurassic World and the Jurassic Park series. These include teeth from dinosaurs such as T-Rex, Triceratops, Raptors, Spinosaurus and reptiles such as Mosasaurus. We had to fudge a little bit by including closely related animals by including teeth from all Mosasaurs not just the genus Mosasaurus and from raptors in general not just Velociraptors. This gives us a much better selection and hey, the dinosaurs in Jurassic World are all hybrids anyways ;)
Trilobites are an extinct marine animal that dominated Earth's oceans for 270 million years long before the first dinosaurs. There were over 25k known types some of them with very ornate shells covered in spines. This huge variety and their alien looking appearance makes them very appealing to collectors. We have a huge variety of trilobite fossils for sale ranging from inexpensive, common species to amazing museum quality specimens and everything in between. Buy fossils from us knowing you are getting authentic specimens, at the best value.
The Megalodon was a massive prehistoric shark that grew to lengths of up to 60 feet and went extinct 1.5 million years ago. It had giant teeth that could reach 7 inches in length (though only a handful have ever been found that large). For comparison the largest great white shark teeth did not reach 3 inches in length. Fossils of it's teeth can be found worldwide and are both impressive and terrifying. We have a wide selection of authentic Megalodon fossils for sale, starting around $10 which make great gifts, to collector quality teeth priced at $1,000+.
We have a wide selection of authentic dinosaur teeth for sale. Dinosaurs shed their teeth rapidly as they grew or they became worn and they were composed of a more solid material than bone so they tend to be much more common than complete bones. We have both affordable and premium examples of teeth from several different dinosaurs including Spinosaurus, Raptors, Triceratops, T-Rex, Edmontosaurus, as well as large prehistoric reptiles like Mosasaurus.
Fish have been around in the fossil record for over 500 million years and are one of the most diverse animals on our planet. Fossil fish are some of the most aesthetic and collectable fossils out there. FossilEra has a selection of beautiful fish fossils for sale from the Green River Formation of Wyoming as well as several other locations around the world. Not only do these fish make for beautiful displays but they are tremendously interesting from a scientific and historical perspective.