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Fossils

Fossils are the remains or traces of living things preserved in the rocks. In Northern Ireland fossils have been found in sedimentary rocks ranging in age from 500 million years old to a few thousand years old. The Ulster Museum collections contain tens of thousands of fossils, ranging from small fragments of ancient shells to a near complete dinosaur skeleton. Some of the more spectacular fossils are on display. Many other, less exciting, specimens form a valuable scientific resource for geologists.

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form : hand specimen....

FOSSIL;  mosasaur & vertebra

FOSSIL; mosasaur & vertebra

form : hand specimen....

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form : hand specimen. tooth....

FOSSIL;  Spider

FOSSIL; Spider

form : hand specimen. large harvestman, legs well preserved but body largely missing....

FOSSIL;  Echinoid

FOSSIL; Echinoid

form : hand specimen. sand dollar....

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form : hand specimen....

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form : hand specimen....

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form : hand specimens....

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Large block of Lower Lias limestone with 4 large Coroniceras ammonites and a Nautilus....

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form : hand specimen . detail : left upper jaw, near complete maxilla with unerrupted teeth in situ....

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form : hand specimen....

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form : Hand specimen....

FOSSIL;  Plant

FOSSIL; Plant

form : hand specimen....

FOSSIL;  Dinosaur teeth

FOSSIL; Dinosaur teeth

form : hand specimen. tooth battery of small hadrosaur....

FOSSIL;  Spider

FOSSIL; Spider

form : hand specimen. very large spider, laterally flattened....

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form : hand specimen . detail : scute....

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form : hand specimen....

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form : hand specimen....

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form : hand specimen. vertebra....

FOSSIL;  Crinoid

FOSSIL; Crinoid

form : hand specimen....

FOSSIL;  Dinosaur

FOSSIL; Dinosaur

form : hand specimen. large ceratopsian tooth....

FOSSIL;  fish

FOSSIL; fish

form : hand specimen....

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form : hand specimen....

FOSSIL;  Scorpion

FOSSIL; Scorpion

form : hand specimen. complete scorpion on limestone matrix....

FOSSIL;  Ammonite

FOSSIL; Ammonite

form : hand specimen. whole : group of four conchs with original nacre or shelly mudstone matrix....

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form : hand specimen....

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form : hand specimen....

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form : hand specimen....

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form : hand specimen. detail : whole weevil with elytra open (excellent)....

FOSSIL;  elephant

FOSSIL; elephant

whole : mandible, good, in two pieces, with both teeth....

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form : hand specimen . detail : scute....

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form : hand specimen....

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Angiosperm leaves...

FOSSIL;  fish

FOSSIL; fish

hand specimen & resin block....

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form : hand specimen....

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form : hand specimen. detail : Ostracoderm plates in sandstone....

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form : hand specimen....

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