Fossil specimens gryphaea tree bark fern belemnite


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a group of 5 interesting fossil specimens

Gryphaea common name Devil’s toenails, is a genus of extinct oysters, marine bivalve mollusks in the family Gryphaeidae. These fossils range from the Triassic to the Tertiary periods, but are mostly restricted to the Triassic and Jurassic. During medieval times they were used in magical treatments for arthritis and other types of painful joints. see Wikipedia

Carboniferous period tree bark

2 small pieces of fossil fern

Belemnite (5cm 13g) were squid-like possessing ten arms of equal length studded with small inward-curving hooks used for grasping prey but lacked the pair of specialized tentacles present in modern squid. see Wikipedia