Karoo Palaeontology Department
 
 

Services offered

Casting

Our fossil preparators are fully trained in the casting of fossil vertebrates and traces. A list of available casts and models is given below:


Casts of fossils for sale at the National Museum

Item Genus Period Description
1 Glossopteris Permian 30 cm, several leaves on brown background
2 Dicroidium Triassic 21 cm, single leaf on grey background
3 Deiradoceras ammonite Cretaceous 26 cm, complete shell
4 Semionotus (small) Triassic 15 cm, fish in sandstone
5 Semionotus (large) Triassic 20 cm, fish in sandstone
6 Lydekkerina Triassic 12 cm, skull with palate and lower jaw
7 Lydekkerina Triassic 30 cm, articulated skeleton
8 Mesosaurus Permian 28 cm, skeleton in grey-brown rock
9 Nanoparia Permian 18 cm, skull with palate
10 Procolophon Triassic 12 cm, skull and lower jaw
11 Pedeticosaurus Triassic 31 cm, skull and skeleton
12 Proterosuchus Triassic 119 cm, skull and skeleton
13 Proterosuchus Triassic 31 cm, skull
14 Euskelosuarus Triassic 70 cm, redbrown femur
15 Eodicynodon Permian 6 cm, skull and lower jaw
16 Eodicynodon Permian 30 cm, skull and skeleton with lower jaw
17 Oudenodon Permian 32 cm, skull and palate
18 Lystrosaurus Triassic 12 cm, skull with palate and lower jaw
19 Lemurosaurus Permian 15 cm, skull with lower jaw
20 Theriognathus Permian 19 cm, skull with palate
21 Moschorhinus Triassic 23 cm, skull with palate and lower jaw
22 Scaloposaurus Triassic 4 cm, skull
23 Olivierosuchus Triassic 20 cm, skull and partial skeleton
24 Procynosuchus Permian 10 cm, skull with palate and lower jaw
25 Procynosuchus Permian 42 cm, skull and skeleton
26 Thrinaxodon Triassic 6 cm, skull and lower jaw
27 Thrinaxodon Triassic 11 cm, skull with palate and lower jaw
28 Thrinaxodon Triassic 41 cm, skull and skeleton
29 Galesaurus Triassic 9 cm, skull with palate and lower jaw
30 Cynognathus Triassic 26 cm, skull with palate, no teeth, lower jaw

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Diademodon Triassic 30 cm, skull with lower jaw

 


Models of fossils for sale at the National Museum

(approx. 25 cm)

Item Genus Period
1 Tapinocephalus Permian
2 Proterosuchus Triassic
3 Erythrosuchus Triassic
4 Lystrosaurus Triassic
5 Thrinaxodon Triassic
6 Melanorosaurus Triassic
7 Massospondylus Triassic

Thin sectioning

The Department contains a fully functional bone histology laboratory for the thin sectioning and analysis of fossil bone microstructure.