Dinosaur fossils are so magical that adults to children are
fascinated with these fossils.
Movie like Jurassic Park had fired up people’s imagination
of dinosaurs. Also, images or videos of people finding skeletons of Dinosaurs
excite people’s imagination.
Collectors now have good selection worldwide of dinosaur
fossils as over thousand dinosaur species roamed on earth for around 165
million years, long before humans!
Today there are over 10,000 bird species, and birds can be
considered living dinosaurs.
Maybe we need to find more dinosaur fossils so that numbers
might increase with new discoveries.
Maybe you can find a dinosaur fossil and give this species a
It is rare to find skeletons over 70% complete.
This is known as the Mesozoic era, which is divided into the
Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. Humans only live in the Quaternary
Period of the Cenozoic Era.
In the first period Triassic turtle and fish swam in the
oceans and wing like birds flew above and mammals entered during this period.
In the Jurassic period 145 to 200 million years ago large
and small plant eating or meat eating ones
were roaming the earth.
In the Cretaceous period 65 to 145 million years ago, huge
land masses broke up and prolific meat eating dinosaurs and plant eating dinosaurs
had body skins like armour, snakes and lizards appeared as well as crocodiles.
Dinosaur teeth and claws are very popular with collectors, as teeth are strong and were preserved good
compared to softer bones. Dinosaur bones are full bones or slabs and are ideal
to cut in cabochon stones for jewelry.
Raptor teeth are rare and have serrated edges,and
Spinosaurus have long teeth and are dull as plant eater, Teeth are composed of
dentin and enamel and are generally stronger than bones.
Claws are harder to find and can be more expensive.
Coprolite is Dinosaur poo fossilized and fun for collecting
and Gastroliths are stones that have been in the dinosaur’s stomach as the
animal would eat stones deliberately to help digest and chew green succulent
plants in its stomach.
Its same principle in that broken sea shell grit is fed to
chickens and help digest its food and human have taken tummy pills for indigestion
problems, well dinosaurs would eat hundreds of stones.