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polyphylla fullo | käfer und andere kerbtiere | by: bernard durin

Polyphylla Fullo a beetle of the family Scarabeidae; a dangerous pest of trees and vineyards that grow on sandy soils. The black, brown, or reddish brown elytra have characteristic marble design of white spots.

Exceptional Stingray and Fish Mural. This and more rare fossils for sale on

The stingray Heliobatis radians provides remarkable detail, from the very fine disc and fin bones to the deadly tail barb. The four fossil fish that surround it (Knightia eocaena), are also exceptional in preservation and composition.

In 1978, road construction in South Africa resulted up an unexpected find.  Several fossilized dinosaur eggs were found.  Recently, scientists have been studying them.  This provides the first opportunity to study the embryonic development of a dinosaur.

Embryonic Skeleton of Massospondylus carinatus -- 190 Million years -- Discovered in 1978 in South Africa -- the oldest terrestrial dinosaur embryo yet found. Photo courtesy of National Geographic