Within this section you can browse (and buy) fossils from any of the periods from the recent ice age (Pleistocene epoch) through to the start of complex life in the Cambrian. Click each of the ages and it will display what is available in that time period.
'MYO' is short for 'million years old' when applied to the age of a fossil. Most of the sections are 'periods' in time but the most recent are split into 'epochs' within the Palaeogene and Neogene periods of the Caenozoic era.
An epoch within the Neogene period with land masses on Earth located roughly where they are today and the north and south of America finally join up. This brings about climate change by forcing ocean currents to alter.
An epoch within the Neogene period, a time of cooling climates and the reign of the Megalodon shark. This massive Great White shark probably grew to a huge size due to the increasing population of sea mammals like whales and seals to feed on.
An epoch within the Paleogene period and a time of great global warming and lust forest growth. Plenty of fossils available from the 'Green river formation' in the USA, the 'Barton beds' in the UK and the phosphatic mines of Morocco.
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The first epoch within the Paleogene period and a world without Dinosaurs for the first time in 150 million years. Plants start to diversify and mammals begin to take over. Fossils are rarely available from this epoch with large groups of creatures now extinct like the Dinosaurs, marine reptile and the normally abundant Ammonites.
The end of the Dinosaurs but the period where most of the famous ones are from. Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops from the vast Hell creek formation in North America. Ammonites, marine reptiles and chalk fossils widely available.
The middle period for the Dinosaurs but most fossils come from the sea. Plenty of marine reptiles and Ammonites available with most of Europe under shallow sea giving rise to famous deposits at Solnhofen and the 'Jurassic coast' in Dorset.
The last period of the Paleozoic era that saw the demise of the successful order of Trilobites. Insects ruled the skies as the only flying creatures with huge dragonflies with wingspans of nearly 1m. Beetles and flies also made their apperance during this time.