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The nip in the air gladdens the heart and elevates the spirits with the thought of Christmas being just a few days away. It is the time to rejoice and forget your complaints while embracing life in totality. …
Fossils! The term leaves you filled with excitement. However, the fossils or remains of life that had been alive and kicking millions of years ago helps us to learn more about our own planet and their life forms. Sure, many of them have become extinct due their incapability of being able to cope with the changes and adapt to the environment. Yet, the tell-tale marks left behind will help you to understand the past better and take lessons from it.…
2019
18
APR
You may have across the term petrified wood and wondered about its meaning. No worries! It is just another term for fossil wood that is formed when natural plants and trees get buried under sediments and fail to decay on account of preservation by oxygen and microorganisms that act upon it. The organic matter is replaced by inorganic material over time though while the features of the wood remain virtually intact for centuries.…
Everyone is excited at the thought of the giant dinosaurs roaming the earth millions of years ago. However, there are many more creatures that became extinct presently around the same era. The Ammonites particularly the beautiful phylloceras ammonites also vanished from the planet. That does not mean that they have left no traces of their existence. In fact, you would be thrilled to discover the marine fossils in Madagascar especially the deep forests of Mahajanga.…
History is a great teacher. However, the ancient prehistorical objects excite our curiosity and make us wonder about life in the bygone times. No wonder, the sight of petrified wood or bones of a dinosaur are held in great regard today. In fact, people have turned their attention to a number of fossilized remains with the pretty Ammonite demanding a class of its own. A highly polished one looks beautiful especially when its outer cover shows signs of iridescence. You are compelled to add it to your collection without knowing much about it.…
Throughout most of the mesozoic era which was about 251 million years ago to 65 million years ago Madagascar and India were connected and as this was the age of the dinosaurs they therefore shared similar dinosaur faunas which are quite distinct from those found on other modern African and Asian landmasses.…
The Logarithmic spiral is a beautiful and alluring shape that draws you in and is very pleasing to the eye. Christopher Wren observed that many Shells formed this spiral including the Nautilus shell which still swims Indo-Pacific waters today. The chambered Nautilus is a Cephalopod and a relative of ancient Ammonoids, it has an external shell and lives on the sea floor during the day and moving to shallower water at night to hunt for …
Lemurs are a primate that evolved independently to monkeys and apes and are endemic to the island of Madagascar. The word Lemur derives from the word Lemures which means ghosts or spirits in roman mythology and came about due to their nocturnal habits and slow pace. Lemur evolution has produced a very high level of species diversity and this is mainly due to Madagascar's highly seasonal …
Fossils for Sale have played an essential role in the development of science; particularly in geological and biological research. They also have fantastic aesthetic and historical value, and this has ensured their enduring success in retail throughout the ages. Madagascan Direct is a company which prides itself upon the sale of fine fossils from Madagascar, and in this blog post we hope to provide you with not only general information about the …
2017
30
JAN
Scientists have discovered a fossilized backbone of Miocene Dolphin which could date between 5 and 9 million years old. It is the first ever proof that dolphins once swam the ancient waters around Madagascar. The backbone belongs to an unnamed and previously unlisted species of dolphin the scientists have said. This discovery marks the first fossil discovery of a dolphin from this area. Karen Samonds who is an associate of biological sciences at northern Illinois university found the backbone on the island of Makamby which is a small island off the north west coast of Madagascar,…
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