Vertebrate Microfossils
Ordovician - Harding Sandstone - £10/$15
The sample comes from the Harding Sandstone of Colorado and represents one of the richest, most diverse and
earliest vertebrate assemblages in the United States. The fauna includes sharks, fish and conodonts and preservation
is exquisite. This rare material is highly recommended.
Shark denticles
Chirognathus & Erismodus
conodonts
Astraspis dermal
armor
Eryptichius dermal
armor
Devonian - Maple Mill - £10/$15
The Maple Mill Formation of Iowa contains an assemblage of sharks, fish and conodonts. Almost every fossil is a tooth
or scale. At least a dozen species are known including several genera of shark. Shark scales are very common with
dozens, even hundreds per sample. A rare sample as most fossils are vertebrate remains. Shark teeth are uncommon.
Upper Devonian - New Albany Shale - £5/$8 - Vial £25/$40
The New Albany Shale of Indiana is a late Devonian deposit. The shale breaks down in acid to produce a residue rich in
quartz crystals and conodonts. Occasionally other vertebrate remains can be found, but this material is most notable for
the large number of excellently preserved conodonts that it contains. A great sample for conodonts.
Middle Devonian - Beechwood Limestone -  £5/$8 - Vial £25/$40
The Beechwood Limestone of Indiana is a Middle Devonian deposit. It is very similar in nature and faunal make-up to the
New Albany Shale and comes from the same geological section. Abundant conodonts, a very nice sample.
All of the microfossil samples listed are
unsorted. Sample size varies depending
on the concentration of fossils and can
vary from a small capsule to a vial of
material. In all cases, however, a large
number of fossils are contained. Vials
typically contain 5 times the amount of
material as a capsule. Many samples
come with at least one identification card
(as shown left and right).
Mississippian - Chappel Limestone - £15/$25
From the Mississippian of Texas, the Chappel Limestone contains a diverse conodont fauna. Occasional shark teeth can
also be found. ID card provided with each sample. Excellent preservation and some of the conodonts can be quite large.

Please see our new book on the Conodonts of the Chappel Limestone
Mississippian - Prospect Hill Fm - £5/$8 - Vial £25/$40
Mississippian of Iowa the Prospect Hill Formation contains a diverse conodont fauna. Shark
teeth and fish remains are also quite common. See our page
Prospect Hill Sharks
Devonian - Genundewa Limestone - £5/$8 - Vial £25/$40
From Eighteen Mile Creek in New York, this sample was collected from a compacted, dark shale at the top of the
formation. It is rich in conodonts and has abundant shark/fish remains. Much is fragmentary due to having been deposited
in a high energy environment but the images show the typical specimens that can be picked from the sample.
Pennsylvanian - Gene Autry Shale - £5/$8
From the Pennsylvanian of Oklahoma, the Gene Autry Shale contains a basic conodont fauna with occasional shark
teeth and fish/shark scales. Foraminifera are extremely abundant. This fauna is very interesting as the forms and types
of fossils are quite unlike earlier periods. One of our favourites.
Cretaceous - Acto Formation - £6/$10
From the Cretaceous of Texas this sample contains fish and ray teeth with occasional shark and
saw fish remains. A very interesting sample of material that is quite rich in vertebrates.
Cretaceous - Kemp Formation - £8/$12
From the Cretaceous of Texas this sample contains occasional fish, shark and ray fossils and abundant foraminifera.
Another very interesting sample that is remarkably rich in fossils. Nice vertebrates.
Pennsylvanian - Eudora Shale - £5/$8
Pennsylvanian of Kansas. The Eudora Shale contains a basic conodont fauna with occasional shark teeth and fish/shark
scales. Foraminifera are abundant, making this a particularly interesting assemblage.
Miocene - Round Mountain Silt - £8/$12
Miocene of California. This is classic Shark Tooth Hill type material containing fish, ray and some shark material.
Cretaceous - Eagle Ford Formation - £10/$15
From the Cretaceous of Texas this sample contains fish and ray teeth with occasional shark and saw fish remains. A
decent sample representing another part of the Texas Cretaceous fauna. Not as rich as other samples but the large vial
should provide enough material to pick several good vertebrate fossils.
Cretaceous - Kamp Ranch Formation fine fraction - £8/$12
From the Cretaceous of Texas this sample contains fish, ray and shark remains. This is a nice sample representing
another part of the Texas Cretaceous fauna. Teeth, bones and scales are not uncommon.
Cretaceous - Kamp Ranch Formation medium fraction - £8/$12
another part of the Texas Cretaceous fauna. Teeth, bones and scales are not uncommon.
Palaeozoic Vertebrates Collection in Display Case
36 species - £60/$100
This collection is a perfect compliment to the other conodont and ostracod display cases we currently
have for sale. In this set are 36 species of Palaeozoic vertebrate ranging from the Ordovician through
the Permian. Included are shark and fish scales, denticles and teeth, plus condonts. This gives a
survey of all the major vertebrates (excluding shark teeth) that can be found as microfossils in the
Palaeozoic. Included in the collection are:

Ordovician:
11 shark and fish scales and denticles from the Harding Sandstone.

Silurian:
Loganiella fish scales from Scotland.

Devonian:
3 shark scales and conodonts from the Maple Mill Formation and Genundewa Limestone.

Mississippian:
14 condonts from the Prospect Hill Formation and Choteau Formation.

Pennsylvanian:
3 conodonts and 2 shark/fish scales from the Cherokee Group and Gene Autry Shale.

Permian:
2 freshwater shark teeth and denticles from Oklahoma.

Close to 200 million years of vertebrate evolution are seen in this collection. Much of the material is
rarely offered and not available elsewhere. If you have any questions please ask.
Upper Devonian - Huoy Formation - £5/$8 - NEW!!!
From the upper Devonian of Texas, this deposit underlies the Chappel Limestone and contains a diverse conodont fauna.
Icriodus specimens are particularly common and several species occur.
Ordovician - Waynesville Formation - £6/$10
This sample comes from the Waynesville Formation (Richmond Group) of Indiana. This very fine fraction typically
contains ostracods, conodonts, scolecodonts and even Small Shelly Fossils. It is one of the most diverse
microsamples we have seen. There are some spiney arthropod like fossils that are unknown to us. Steinkerns of
bivalves and snails can also occur along with an abundance of other material that we have not yet been able to identify.
Permian - Neva Formation - £6/$10
Permian of Kansas. This rare material contains many fragmentary fish scales but also contains pieces of shark teeth.
The only vertebrate marine sample we have had.
Eocene - Lede Sand Formation - £5/$8 (vial)
From the Eocene of Belgium this sample contains occasional fish, shark and ray fossils and abundant microfossils.
Another very interesting sample. Priced as a non vertebrate sample as invertebrate microfossils are much more common.
A large sample of vertebrate bearing material that can preserve a classic Triassic fauna. Reptile, amphibian and dinosaur
material can be found in this material. They are not common, but
Coelopyhsis teeth have been picked from this material.
Each sample contains abundant vertebrate remains, most of which are teeth.
Triassic - Bull Canyon Formation - £15/$25
A large sample of vertebrate bearing material that preserves a classic Triassic fauna. Shark and fish fossils are common
including teeth and scales.
Lissodus is the most common shark. Specimen range from partial to complete.