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  • Bivalves

    Bivalves (39)

  • Brachiopods

    Brachiopods (6)

  • Gastropods

    Gastropods (6)

  • Bag of 100g Loose Gastropod Fossils – Genuine Specimens for Collectors and Education – UK Seller

    (May differ to photo) £8.40
    SKU: FS2M00
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  • Plagiostoma Bivalve Fossil, Corallian, Jurassic, Osmington Mills, Dorset (Certificated)

    (Actual as seen) £12.00
    SKU: CF0112
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  • Bivalve – Jurassic – Madagascar

    (May differ to photo) £6.00
    SKU: FS2210
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  • Rastellum Oyster Bivalve (‘Fossil Alien’) – Genuine Specimen for Collectors and Home Décor

    (May differ to photo) Sale! £3.84
    SKU: FS2220
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  • Rastellum oyster bivalve (“Fossil Alien”)

    (May differ to photo) £12.00
    SKU: FS2221
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  • Rastellum Oyster Bivalve Fossil – Unique “Fossil Alien”

    (Actual as seen) Sale! £11.52
    SKU: FSS294
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  • Rastellum oyster polished bivalve (“Fossil Alien”)

    (May differ to photo) £8.40
    SKU: FS2222
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  • Giant Jurassic Coast Fossil Oyster – Kimmeridge Clay

    (Actual as seen) Sale! £3.96
    SKU: FSS224
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  • Rastellum Oyster Polished Bivalve Fossil – Unique “Fossil Alien”

    (Actual as seen) Sale! £8.76
    SKU: FSS403
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  • Small Jurassic Coast Fossil Oyster – Frome Clay, UK

    (Actual as seen) Sale! £0.48
    SKU: FSS515
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  • Rastellum oyster polished bivalve (“Fossil Alien”)

    (May differ to photo) £16.80
    SKU: FS2223
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  • Rastellum Oyster Polished Bivalve Fossil – Unique “Fossil Alien”

    (Actual as seen) Sale! £14.40
    SKU: FSS406
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  • Bivalve Fossil – Jurassic Period, Madagascar – Unique Marine Life Collectible

    (Actual as seen) Sale! £6.84
    SKU: FSS042
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  • Bivalve Fossil from Pliocene Indonesia – Great for Collectors and Home Décor

    (May differ to photo) £1.68
    SKU: FS2211
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  • Bivalve Fossil – Pliocene Period, Indonesia

    (Actual as seen) Sale! £2.88
    SKU: FSS272
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  • Brachiopod Fossil, Kimmeridge Clay, Jurassic, Ringstead, Dorset

    (Actual as seen) £5.40
    SKU: CF0057
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  • Brachiopod Fossil, Kimmeridge Clay, Jurassic, Ringstead, Dorset Certified

    (Actual as seen) £5.40
    SKU: CF0059
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  • Giant Gryphaea Fossil Bivalve, Oxford Clay, Redcliff Point, Dorset,

    (Actual as seen) £14.40
    SKU: CF0072
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  • Giant Gryphaea Fossil Bivalve, Oxford Clay, Redcliff Point, Dorset, UK (Certificated)

    (Actual as seen) £14.40
    SKU: CF0080
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  • Giant Gryphaea Fossil Bivalve, Oxford Clay, Redcliff Point, Dorset, UK (Certificated)

    (Actual as seen) £14.40
    SKU: CF0076
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  • Giant Gryphaea Fossil Bivalve, Oxford Clay, Redcliff Point, Dorset, UK (Certificated)

    (Actual as seen) £14.40
    SKU: CF0078
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  • Giant Gryphaea Fossil Bivalve, Oxford Clay, Redcliff Point, Dorset, UK (Certificated)

    (Actual as seen) £18.00
    SKU: CF0081
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  • Giant Gryphaea Fossil Bivalve, Oxford Clay, Redcliff Point, Dorset, UK (Certificated)

    (Actual as seen) £18.00
    SKU: CF0082
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  • Giant Gryphaea Fossil Bivalve, Oxford Clay, Redcliff Point, Dorset, UK (Certificated)

    (Actual as seen) £18.00
    SKU: CF0083
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  • Giant Gryphaea Fossil Bivalve, Oxford Clay, Redcliff Point, Dorset, UK (Certificated)

    (Actual as seen) £18.00
    SKU: CF0084
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  • Giant Gryphaea Fossil Bivalve, Oxford Clay, Redcliff Point, Dorset, UK (Certificated)

    (Actual as seen) £18.00
    SKU: CF0087
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  • Giant Gryphaea Fossil Bivalve, Oxford Clay, Redcliff Point, Dorset, UK (Certificated)

    (Actual as seen) £18.00
    SKU: CF0089
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  • Brachiopod Fossil from Jurassic Wiltshire UK – Great for Collectors

    (May differ to photo) Sale! £1.08
    SKU: FS2200
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Fossil insects are an important source of information about the evolution of insects and the history of life on Earth. Fossilized remains of insects can provide insights into their morphology, behavior, and distribution, as well as the environmental conditions that existed during their lifetimes.

Insects are one of the most diverse and abundant groups of organisms on Earth, with over one million known species. They are found in a wide range of habitats, including terrestrial, freshwater, and marine environments, and play important roles in ecosystem functioning as pollinators, decomposers, and predators.

Fossil insects are found in a variety of sedimentary rocks, ranging from the Devonian period, around 400 million years ago, to the present day. Some of the earliest known fossil insects are wingless forms, such as springtails and silverfish, which likely lived in moist environments and fed on plant material.

Later fossil insects include a diverse array of forms, ranging from tiny parasitic wasps to giant dragonflies with wingspans of up to two feet. These fossils are found in a variety of environments, and they provide important information about the evolution and diversification of insects over time.

Fossil insects are often studied by paleontologists using a variety of techniques, such as comparative anatomy, morphometrics, and molecular biology. By comparing the morphology of fossil insect specimens with those of living insects, scientists can gain insights into the evolutionary relationships between different groups and the ways in which they have adapted to different environments.

Fossil insects are also important indicators of past environmental conditions. For example, the presence of certain types of insects in a particular rock formation can provide clues about the climate, vegetation, and geography of the ancient environment.

Overall, the study of fossil insects is an important part of paleontology, providing valuable insights into the evolution and diversification of these organisms over millions of years. By studying these fossils, scientists can gain a better understanding of the history of life on Earth, as well as the complex interactions between different species and their environments.