Fossilized megalodon shark tooth in natural matrix. These sharks are extinct now but the modern Great White sharks are their relatives. This tooth measures 3 inches long by 2 inches wide equating to a 30 foot eating machine. Age: 5 million to 25 million years old. Location: King George County, Virginia. Overall measurement 6 inches wide by 6 inches long by 6 inches tall.
Excellent example of a fossilized Mastodon tooth (Mammut americanum) found in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Solid black in color. Overall measurement is 2 inches wide 3 inches long and 2 inches tall. Shows great detail. Age: 10, 000 years to 3.7 million years old. It was once believed the Mastodon was the ancestor to today’s elephant but DNA studies have proven they are not related.
Fossilized ammonites are an extinct group of marine invertebrate animals in the class Cephalopoda of the subclass Ammonoidea of the order Anarcestida. Genus and species are unknown. These mollusks are more closely related to the squid and octopus. Overall measurement is 1.5 inches by 1.5 inches. Age: 360 million to 420 million years old (Devonian Period). Location: Richmond County, Virginia. Ryker box included. Note suture marks (showing growth over a period of time) on weathered area of fossil.
A set of five fossilized snaggletooth shark teeth (Hemipristis serra). Excellent large size examples that detail dentine (root), crown, serrations and nutrient groove. Overall measurement of each tooth is 1 inch by 0.75 inch. Age: 5 million to 25 million years old. Location: Westmoreland County, Virginia. Ryker box included.
A set of five fossilized tiger shark teeth (Galeocerdo cuvier). Excellent large size examples that detail dentine (root), crown, serrations and nutrient groove. Overall measurement of each tooth is 0.875 inch by 0.875 inch. Age: 5 million to 25 million years old. Location: Westmoreland County, Virginia. Ryker box included.
Excellent example of a fossilized Mako Shark tooth (Isurus hastalis). Age: 5 million to 25 million years old. Shows great detail. Overall measurement of tooth is 2 inches by 2 inches. Ryker box included.
Busycon is a genus of very large edible sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks, in the family Buccinidae. These snails are commonly known in the U.S. as whelks or Busycon whelks. Busycon comes from the Greek: bous meaning cow and sykon meaning fig; translating to large fig. This is one of the few genera of gastropods in which the shell may coil either to the right or the left. These fossils date to the Cretaceous Period of the Mesozoic Era (65 million to 136 million years ago)...
Turritella Molds and Leperditia Molds Turritella molds are the corkscrew like cavities. This species was a cephalopod that crawled along the bottom of the sea looking for bits of food. These organisms would have lived in the Triassic period (with the early dinosaurs) making them 190 million to 225 million years old. Leperditia molds look clam like but are crustaceans distantly related to lobsters, crabs and barnacles...
Ecphora is a close, extinct relative of Morex, and may have shared the same feeding habits. If so, Ecphora would have been a predator, boring holes in the shells of bivalves or other snails. A gland at the foot would have secreted a special chemical to soften the prey’s shell. A set of tiny teeth, called the radula, would have rasped first the shell and then the victim’s flesh. This example is of good quality with the tip worn down...
Megalodon (pronounced: MEG-ə-lə-don), means "big tooth", from Greek (megal, "big") and (odon "tooth") is an extinct species of shark that lived approximately 5 to 25 million years ago, during the Cenozoic Era (late Oligocene to early Pleistocene). Carcharodon. megalodon is regarded as one of the largest and most powerful predators in vertebrate history, and likely had a profound impact on the structure of marine communities...
An outstanding example of a carbon film of a fern from the Paleozoic Era, Carboniferous / Pennsylvanian Period. Very rarely organisms containing a high content of carbon (i.e. plants) are subjected to extreme pressure and heat. These conditions force all gas and liquid from the organism leaving a thin film of carbon residue, forming a silhouette of the original organism. Overall size measures 3.5 inches by 3.5 inches. Age: 300 million to 360 million years old. Location: King George, VA.
A perfect example of the much sought after Carcharocles megalodon shark tooth. The meglodon is the ancestor of today's Great White Shark. The word megalodon means big tooth. This particular tooth was found along the Mid-Atlantic coastal region of the U.S. Age: 5 million to 28 million years old. Measurement: 3 inches wide by 3 inches long.
Beautiful and rare example of fossilized Giant Mackeral Shark (Otodus obliquus) tooth in natural matrix. Found in the Mid-Atlantic coast region of the U.S. Overall measurement is 2.5 inches wide by 3.25 inches long. The Giant Mackeral Shark is extinct. Age: 5 million to 25 million years old. Perfect example.
Excellent example of six fossilized shark teeth. Top row left to right: False Mako (Parotodus benedeni), Mako (Isurus hastalis), Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo aduncus). Bottom row left to right: Sand Tiger Shark (Carcharias hopei), Snaggletooth (Hemipristis serra), Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier). Age: 5 million to 25 million years old. Shows great detail. Ryker box included.
A unique ten piece collection of Native American projectile points (spear points and arrow heads). This collection consists of five Clovis points, three bird points and two mammal points. Three pieces are made from obsidian, four from quartz and three from granite. Size ranges from 3 inches by 1 inch to 1 inch by 0.5 inch. Age: approximately 13,500 years old. Location is The Beach at Fisher’s Bay, MD. Ryker box included.