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In Search of Ancient Life Series


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In Search of Ancient Life Series
Specimens Preserved Specimens Preserved Animal Materials
Organized, economical survey of fossils.

  • Six to twelve numbered fossil specimens covering major taxonomic divisions within each phylumn or class
  • Complete taxonomic classification guide with identification key for each specimen
  • Key cards with illustrations of important morphological features of specimens
  • Identification list with name, age, stratigraphic data, and locality of each specimen
  • Compartmented collection box for storage
Explore the richness, diversity, and evolutionary history of past life forms preserved in the fossil record, from the delicate beauty of minute foraminifera to the dramatic remains of land-dwelling mammals and extinct dinosaurs.

Plants (Vascular and Algae): Specimens include algae, diatoms, arthrophytes, lycopods, seed ferns, conifers and angiosperms.
Foraminifera: The set includes natural rock fusilinids. Some specimens are in small plastic vials. Pemmsylvanian to recent.
Cnidaria: Examples from each of the geologic eras, including stromatoporid, rugose, tabulate, and scleractinian corals.
Bryozoa: These specimens represent several orders, including encrusting, branching, and fanlike forms. The examples provide span nearly 500 million years.
Brachiopoda: You'll see well illustrated articulate and inarticulate forms, basic morphology, and a variety of ornamentation. Ordovician to triassic.
Pelecypoda (Bivalves): This collection illustrates a variety of life forms and life modes, including clams, oysters, and scallops. Paleozoic to recent.
Gastropod (Snails): Show your students evolutionary development through each of the geologic eras.
Cephalopoda: These specimens exhibit important morphological features such as coiling, ornamentation, and sutures, nautiloids, ammonoids, and coleoids are represented. Paleozoic to mesozoic.
Arthropoda: Emphasizing trilobites, this collection also includes a crustacean and insect.
Echinodermata: This set includes cystoid, blastoid, crinoid calyx and stem, and both regular and irregular echinoids. Paleozoic to cenozoic.
Chordata: Observe the difference between fish and shark teeth, bony fossil fish, mammal remains, and a piece of dinosaur bone. Mesozoic and cenozoic.
Complete in search of ancient life series: Buy all twelve sets together and save!





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